NEI Strategic Project Management Lessons Learned and Best Practices Update of High Bridge Research and Historical Data Base and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) April 2020 Report Prepared by High Bridge

High Bridge is a planning and project management company that serves utility owners, EPC firms, and original equipment manufacturers.  It has extensive experience supporting new nuclear power (NNP) and other large first of a kind (FOAK) projects.  It has studied project management lessons learned and best practices for over 25 years and has compiled over 100 industry public domain publications regarding lessons learned, best practices, and keys to success. 

High Bridge assembled a team of project management experts in 2019 to update its lessons learned and best practices data base.  This was done based on:

    • 32 public domain documents spanning over 40 years from 1978 to the present
    • 10 case studies for successful large FOAK projects spanning commercial nuclear power, government science, and civilian infrastructure projects

It prepared a Lessons-Learned and Best Practices detailed report for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) in 4Q19.  This NEI detailed report was released in April 2020 for NEI members only.  An Executive Summary is available to the public by going to

Our High Bridge website provides links to each of the NEI Report 32 public domain reference documents and to a single document that compiles the 10 case studies for successful large FOAK projects.  Each document title begins with the reference report sequence number and year issued, followed by the document subject matter description.

Lists of the 32 industry reference documents and the 10 Case Study Projects are provided (Click on the Link).  To download a document PDF file, simply click on the document file name.

High Bridge is committed to helping the NEI and our industry to learn from the past and apply these lessons and best practices.  We are eager to assist stakeholders with planning, organizing, and executing large complex projects and are keen to share insights regarding “Keys to Success and What Went Right” to support positive performance and results.