The University of Wisconsin’s
IceCube Project is a next-generation subatomic
particle detector designed to be implanted deep in
ice in the South Pole. The system will measure and
chart the path of neutrinos, the smallest particles
of matter, as they pass from space through the
earth. Made up of 4,800 glass optical modules on 80
strings buried .8 to 1.5 miles below the ice, the
Ice Cube telescope will effectively convert a cubic
kilometer of Antarctic ice into the world's largest
Client Challenge: After the
initial award grant, the IceCube leadership needed
an expert team to establish a greenfield project
management control system.
Triad was retained for the
development and operation of the cost/schedule
integrated master plan.
The PMCS has been successfully
implemented, and is managed by Triad project
managers. The system has already proven successful
by its early detection of potential cost overruns,
which were able to be avoided.