The project formerly named Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE) has been recast as two projects – the "Long Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF)" and the "Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)" – to reflect the newly formed international collaboration. As a result of the reorganization, new design options are being considered and the projects are preparing for a joint CD-1 "refresh" DOE review in July 2015 followed by a CD-2A/3A for some facility work late in calendar 2015.
In preparation for CD-1 and CD-2A/3A, and recognizing that the project is transitioning into a new organization with potentially new or updated designs, the LBNF and DUNE management teams believe that a comprehensive workshop concerning the projects' risks is now prudent, with the aim of improving the quality and completeness of information captured in each risk registry. A more complete and robust risk registry, with an analysis on overall risk exposure for each project, will assist the LBNF and DUNE teams in avoiding or minimizing inherent project risks as well as improving cost/schedule contingency models.
The time available for the workshop is limited, and the focus will be on identifying new risks and refining the assessments of probabilities and impacts for both newly identified and previously documented risks. More advanced topics such as risk response plans and relationships to Fermilab enterprise-level risks can be discussed as time permits.