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VA Technical Reference Model v 22.5

ExcelerPlan Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: ExcelerPlan is an estimation, demand management, and risk management software. This software offers full business analytics support for planning, budgeting, and controlling individual projects. This support includes:
  • Business Requirements: Capture business requirements at a level of detail sufficient for estimation purposes.

  • Requirement Traceability: Trace requirements to specific estimation components, and track project progress in terms of completed business functionality.

  • Cost/Effort/Schedule Estimation: Full support for estimation of cost, effort, schedule, engineering artifacts such as test cases, quality metrics including defects, breakdowns by role, and generation of populated work breakdown structures.

  • Project Status/Dashboard: Track project health across all dimensions, including schedule, effort, cost, quality, and risk.

  • Earned Value Management: Earned value management calculates a schedule performance index, effort performance index, cost performance index, quality performance index; forecasts of schedule, effort, and cost to complete based on performance to date; and forecasts on completion for schedule, effort, and cost based on performance to date.

  • Resource Planning: Model supported allocation of effort across specific organizations, organizational units, or down to individuals.
Data is stored on the user`s local drive.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.1
Decision Date: 01/17/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Level 4 Ventures, Inc.
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/17/2020).