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Enterprise Performance Life Cycle

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) is a framework to enhance Information Technology (IT) governance through rigorous application of sound investment and project management principles and industry’s best practices. The HHS EPLC provides the context for the HHS IT governance process and describes interdependencies between its project management, investment management, and capital planning components.

Annually, HHS invest over $2 billion dollars in more than 300 programs to ensure its Operating Divisions (OPDIVs) have the technology needed to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The EPLC framework establishes an environment in which HHS IT investments and projects consistently achieve successful outcomes that align with Department and OPDIV goals and objectives.

The goals of the EPLC framework are to:

  • Provide a coherent and effective methodology to guide HHS IT investment and project management to ensure that enterprise needs are met.
  • Promote the effective and consistent use of investment and project management principles and industry best practices to consistently deliver IT capabilities that provide maximum support to HHS business needs within approved cost and schedule baselines.
  • Enhance the HHS IT governance process by effectively integrating IT investment planning, execution, management,and oversight.
  • Ensure Critical Partner and stakeholder functions are performed throughout the life cycle of investments to include timely, effective multi-disciplinary reviews of IT investments and reports on them to the HHS IT Governance Bodies for their assessment of investments within the context of the HHS enterprise-wide IT portfolio.

Enterprise Performance Lifecycle Policy

Enterprise Performance Lifecycle Framework