Spotlight

May 2019

Changes have been made to the following XLC artifact. Please see the Release Notes and associated Change Requests for a more detailed accounting of changes to the artifacts. 

June 2018

Changes have been made to the following XLC artifact. Please see the Release Notes and associated Change Requests for a more detailed accounting of changes to the artifacts. 

January 2018

Changes have been made to the following XLC artifacts. Please see the Release Notes and associated Change Requests for a more detailed accounting of changes to the artifacts. 

July 2016

Changes have been made to the following XLC artifacts. Please see the Release Notes (PDF) and associated Change Requests for a more detailed accounting of changes to the artifacts. 

February 2016

January 2016

October 2015

  • TRB Session Deck (ZIP)  . The TRB needs project teams to understand when they are deviating from the TRA and to justify those deviations in the Megadeck. In addition, the Megadeck contains no slide template for Consults. The new Consult slides ask the project team to provide the TRB with Consult objectives.Corrected 508-compliancy issues.
  • Database Design Document. (DOCX)  Corrected 508-compliancy issues.

September 2015

August 2015

  • TRB Session Deck (ZIP)   Updated instructions to make it clearer to project teams that, when presenting to the Technical Review Board (TRB), the team should bring a subset of the Consolidated Slide Deck containing only (1) the Introductory slides and (2) the slides pertaining to that specific review. All other slides should be removed from the slide deck brought before the TRB.
  • Project Process Agreement (PPA). (XLSX) Updated the Signature tab to accept digital signatures. 508-compliant. Project teams can still print the PPA if they want handwritten signatures.

July 2015

  • System Design Document (DOCX). Updated instructions in Section 4.8 System Architecture Diagram to reflect instructions in the Megadeck
  • IT Intake Request Form (ZIP). Added a new question requesting that the business owner state if the system will be developed using an Agile framework.

June 2015

Requirements Document template (DOCX). Corrected formatting errors

May 2015

March 2015

November 2014

October 2014

  • The Artifacts tab of the Project Process Agreement (PPA) spreadsheet has been updated to include the Acquisition Strategy per CR 14-002 (PDF). The Acquisition Strategy is a required XLC artifact. Minor corrections have also been made to the formulas in the cells of the PPA's Signatures tab.

September 2014

August 2014


July 2014

The eXpedited Life Cycle (XLC) Steering Committee met on July 15, 2014 and approved the following updates to the XLC framework:

CR 14-010 (PDF): Performance Measures Slide Updates

Performance measures slides have been modified/added to the following stage gate review slide deck templates:

In addition, the slide instruction that is contained within the DDR template titled “System Architecture” has been updated to remove references to sections that had been previously removed from the System Design Document. Also, the Clarity ID is now being requested on the title page of all gate review templates.

CR 14-012 (PDF): General Improvements to XLC Templates

The following changes have been made to all XLC templates that are currently in Microsoft Word format:

  • Cover page: Add “For questions about using this template, please contact CMS IT Governance. To request changes to the template, please submit an XLC Process Change Request (CR).”
  • Cover page: Use version “X.X” rather than the template revision number.
  • Cover page: Correct typo (change the words “contact number” to “contract number”.
  • Add Template Revision History page: The Template Revision History page was inadvertently omitted from most of the XLC templates. See example on page 2 of this CR form.
  • Table Captions: For 508 compliance purposes, move captions from bottom of all tables to the top of all tables.
  • Approvals Page: Make the Approvals page more generic to allow for more flexibility for the project manager in determining who needs to approve the document.

April 2014 and prior

The XLC Steering Committee has approved the following updates to the XLC framework:

In addition, the Annual Operational Analysis (AOA) Report template (DOCX) has been revised and is now available.

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