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Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC)  

How To Guides

May, 2013

Operational Analysis [OA] How to Guide [PDF - 732K] - This guide is intended for use by Indian Health Service (IHS) Investment Managers and system managers to conduct an Operational Analysis (OA) during the steady state phase of their investment or system. The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic, easy, step-wise method for conducting the Operational Analysis; a method that is consistent with federal, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and IHS requirements.
Author: IHS CPIC

July, 2009

Performance Measures How to Guide [PDF - 941K] - This performance measurement guide is intended to be used by project managers and project team members to provide a basic framework for measuring the success of any Indian Health Service [IHS] initiative in meeting the needs of users and stakeholders.
Author: IHS CPIC

December, 2008

Analysis of Alternatives [AOA] How to Guide [PDF - 747K] - This guide is intended for use by Indian Health Service [IHS] project managers and project team members when conducting an analysis of alternatives for meeting an investment’s objective and supporting the mission requirements of the organization. The guide’s purpose is to provide a basic, easy, step-by-step method for identifying and analyzing investment alternatives consistent with the policies and requirements of the Office of Management and Budget [OMB] and IHS.
Author: IHS CPIC

February, 2013

Risk Management How to Guide [PDF - 302KB] - This guide is intended to be used by project managers and project team members to manage the risks associated with their projects. The purpose of this guide is to provide a basic, easy, step-wise method for managing the risks associated with a project a method that is consistent with federal and Indian Health Service [IHS] requirements.
Author: IHS CPIC

July, 2007

Earned Value Management How to Guide [PDF - 1.1MB] - This guide is intended for use by Indian Health Service [IHS] project managers responsible for managing an investment or sub-project using earned value management [EVM]. The guide’s purpose is to provide a basic, easy, step-wise method for using EVM to control the scope and measure the cost and schedule performance associated with an investment—consistent with federal and Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] requirements. It is not intended to be a comprehensive reference guide.
Author: IHS CPIC