Log In

Project Deliverable 1 Project Plan Inception 2

Thisassignment consists of two (2) sections: a project introduction and a projectplan. You must submit both sections asseparate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file nameaccording to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, youmay create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completionof this assignment.

Youare currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an innovative Internet-basedcompany with gross revenues of more than $35 million dollars per year. Duringan executive leadership meeting, you were told that your company will be mergingwith a multinational company of equal size and you will be responsible fordeveloping a project plan to strategically integrate all systems, includingdatabases and infrastructure. The Chief Executive Officer has given you sixty(60) days to deliver an information technology project plan in anticipation ofthe company merger. Your company will be expanding from one (1) floor to three (3)floors within six (6) months. Since this merger will be bringing two (2) fairlyequal-sized companies together under one roof, the infrastructure must beredesigned to accommodate the increased needs. Your company currently usesoperational systems and relational databases but desires to expand into data warehousing.All information technology (hardware and software) must be redesigned to meetorganizational needs. The solution should be implemented in either a hostedsolution, on-site solution, or a hybrid model. The CEO is expecting you tointegrate different technologies from different solution providers andincorporate industry best practices in connection with the development oftechnological systems. In addition, the CEO is extremely interested in cloudtechnologies and virtualization but is leery of security issues; however, theCEO is sure that you will implement proper security protocols. The companycurrently consists of twenty five (25) employees but is expected to increase tosixty five (65) employees when the merger is complete.

Section 1: Project Introduction

  1. Write a four  to six (4-6) page project introductionthat documents the current state of the organization prior to anydevelopment or enhancements, takes into account all the information givenabove, and includes the following:
    1. Backgroundinformation of the company.
    2. Detailsregarding the type of business activities that the company is involvedin.
    3. Speculationon outsourcing and offshoring opportunities.
    4. Adescription of the current information systems that the company has tosupport the business. The description should include an overview of thefollowing:
      1. operational systems, databases,and data warehousing.

      2. cloud technology and virtualization.

      3. network infrastructure andsecurity.

    1. Theuse of at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similarWebsites do not qualify as quality resources.

Yourassignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, doublespaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on allsides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a coverpage containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, theprofessor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and thereference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Section 2: Project Plan

UseMicrosoft Project to:

  1. Create a projectplan (summary and detailed) template. The project plan should:
    1. Recordall tasks, subtasks, resources, and time related to the project.
    2. Outlinethe planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases.
    3. Developin accordance with the SDLC.

Thespecific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describethe integrative functions and activities within the information systems area,including the role of the CIO and technologies managed within the organization.

  • Usetechnology and information resources to research issues in information systems.

  • Writeclearly and concisely about leadership issues and strategic insight of theInformation systems domain using proper writing mechanics and technical styleconventions.

Use this template APA_Template_With_Advice_(6th_Ed) .doc

Class Books [Dean_Lane(auth.)]_The_Chief_Information_Officer’s(BookZZ.org).pdf, [Joe_Stenzel(auth.)]_CIO_Best_Practices_Enabling_(BookZZ.org).pdf

× How can I help?