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Enterprise Life Cycle Artifacts

Life Cycle Phases

The EPLC framework consists of ten life cycle phases:  Initiation through Disposition. 

Artifacts include:

  • Templates - standardized documents with a preset format
  • Practices Guides - brief documents describing the background, requirements, best practices
  • Checklists - brief documents listing the items to be noted, checked, remembered and delivered when completing the accompanying template

Stage Gate Reviews are conducted at the end of each phase.  Questions regarding the life cycle phases should be directed to HHSEPLCCCB@hhs.gov.

 

 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid
Business Needs Statement
DOCPDFPDF 
Business Case
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Project Charter
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Project Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Risk Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Risk Management Log
Excel   
 Acquisitions StrategyDOC  HTML
 
Change Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Change Management Plan Log
Excel   
 
Configuration Management Plan
DOCPDF

PDF - VISIO

PDF

 
 
Requirements Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Communications Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Communication Matrix
Excel   
 
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
DOCPDFPDFTemplate Style 1
Template Style 2
Template Style 3
 
Project Scheduling
DOCPDFPDFMS Project Job Aid
 
IV&V Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Quality Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Staffing Management Plan
 
 
Security Approach
 
 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid

Planning Phase

Project Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Risk Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Risk Management Log
   
 Acquisition Strategy  
 
Change Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Change Management Log
   
 
Configuration Management Plan
DOCPDF

PDF - VISIO

PDF

 
 
Requirements Management Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Communications Management Plan
 
 
Communication Matrix
   
 
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
DOCPDFPDFTemplate Style 1
Template Style 2
Template Style 3
 
Project Scheduling
DOCPDFPDFMS Project Job Aid
 
IV&V Plan
DOCPDFPDF 
 
Quality Management Plan
 
 
Staffing Management Plan
 
 
Security Approach
 
 
Privacy Impact Assessment
 
 
Project Process Agreement
 
 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid
Requirements Definition
 
PDF  
 
Requirements Traceability Matrix
 
PDF 
 
Business Process Modeling
  
 
Logical Data Model
 
 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid
Design Document
 
 
Physical Data Model
 
 
Release Strategy
 
 
Data Conversion
 
 
Interface Control
 
 
Section 508 Compliance
   
 
Implementation Planning
 
 
Capacity Planning
 
 
Computer Match Agreement (CMA)
   
 
Contingency Plan
 
 
System of Record Notice (SORN)
  
 
Test Plan
 
 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid
Operations & Maintenance Manual
 
 
Training Plan
 
 
Training Manual
   
 
User Manual
   
 
System Security Plan
   
 
Security Risk Assessment
   
 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid
Implementation Plan
 
 
Test Reports
 
Security Certification & Accreditation Letters
   
 
Section 508 Product Certifications/
Exceptions
   
 
Service Level Agreement/
Memorandum of Understanding
(SLA/MOU)
 
 
Operations & Maintenance Manual
 
 
Training Plan
 
 
Training Manual
   
 
User Manual
   
 
System Security Plan
   
 
Security Risk Assessment
   
 
Project Completion Report
 
 
Contingency Plan
 
 
Artifact
Template
Checklist
Practice Guide
Job Aid
Annual Operational Assessment (AOA)
 
 
Disposition Plan
 
Project Archives
 
Stage Gate Reviews
  
Data Use Agreement (DUA)
   
 
Meeting Minutes