|Unit Name/Code||ISY2004 Information Systems Project Management|
|Assessment Name||Project Plan Part 1|
|Unit Learning||LO2, LO4 and LO6|
|Due Date and Time|
|Description||Read the Case Study in Appendix 1.|
|Now you need to develop the Initial Project Plan which should include|
|• Project charter, including a detailed Scope Statement|
|•||Stakeholder Management Strategy|
|(In Assignment 2, you will continue to develop the full Project Plan.)|
|Referencing and Plagiarism|
|It is essential to use IN TEXT referencing. If you are using|
|the exact words from a reference then you must use|
|You can use Chicago Style referencing with numbers, with a|
|listing at the end of the essay. Microsoft Word has an|
|EndNote plugin that makes this style very easy and clear to|
|Alternatively, you can use the more traditional Harvard style,|
|which is more verbose.|
|Remember that this is a Turnitin assignment and plagiarism|
|will be subject to severe penalties. Please refer to the AIH|
|Academic Misconduct Policy:|
|DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM THE INTERNET OR|
|COPY OTHER STUDENTS’ WORK!|
|Detailed Submission||Before||submission, you ensure the submitted work satisfies the|
|·||The assignment is to be written in a report format. It must|
have separate sections for each of the THREE tasks
- Submit as a PDF file through the Turnitin assignment submission tool on Moodle.
- Include a cover sheet that has your name, subject, date, report title and WORD COUNT
- The assignment should not exceed 8 pages and 1,500 words.
|(50)||0-20||20-30||30-40||40 – 50|
|1. Project||Superficial||Good choice of||Well presented||Excellent choice of|
|Charter,||exhibits.||and written.||exhibits and|
|/ Too short or||relevant||Well documented|
|2. Stakeholder||Incorrect format||Correct format and||Very good format||Excellent|
|Register||and incomplete.||most stakeholders||and all||presentation and all|
|in the case study.||stakeholders||details are correct.|
|(30)||0-12||12 – 18||18-24||24-30|
|3. Stakeholder||Incomplete and||Reasonable||All stakeholders||Excellent and|
|Management||illogical.||strategy to handle||considered and a||insightful analysis|
|Strategy||most stakeholders.||good strategy|
|Scaled to 15 marks|
Case study – Intelligent Information Inc
You work for Intelligent Information Inc, an international firm with more than 100,000 employees in several countries. A strategic goal is to use Big Data more effectively. The firm is considering the purchase of a Big Data Analytics Package. The will consist of a program of individual strategic projects. George Smith is the VP of Operations. Sam Johnson is the VP of Marketing. Vinh Tran is the Risk Manager. The CFO, Jack Smith is the project sponsor and chairman of the Project Steering Committee. Susan Wong is the CIO, a member of the Steering Committee, you’re your immediate superior. You have been hired as an IS project manager to recommend a platform that will meet the needs of the various stakeholders. Your first task is to understand the needs of Marketing in terms of identifying potential customers and improving the service delivery to existing customers to increase loyalty and reduce churn. Operations is interested in IoT sensors and using predictive and prescriptive maintenance. Risk is interested in fraud detection and prevention.
You have been briefed that your tasks include the following:
- Hire a consultant to assist with identifying suitable analytic packages.
- Recruit the project team of internal and external staff.
- Identify appropriate sources of internal and external data to meet the business objectives.
- Trial a short list of platforms with key use keys from each business area, being Marketing, Operations and Risk.
- Gain agreement with major stakeholders on the preferred platform.
- Negotiate with the vendor, with the assistance of the Purchasing Department and procure the licenses and external data sources.
- Gain access to relevant internal data sources through the IT Department’s systems maintenance group.
- Implement a series of analytical solutions, at least one from each business area, and measure the ROI and degree of business client satisfaction.
- Train business users and IT maintenance staff.
- Transition the system from special projects to production.
- Identify further projects necessary to continue the program of Big Data Analytics.
The budget for the project is $1,500,000, and the goals are to gain project approval, determine the best solution, implement, monitor performance and ensure benefits realisation.
Susan decided to have ten people working full-time on this six-month project and to call on people in other areas, such as Marketing, Sales and Risk as needed. She wanted to be personally involved in selecting the project manager and to have that person help him select the rest of the project team. Susan wanted to find people already working inside the company, but she was also open to reviewing applications for potential new employees to work specifically on his project as long as they could start quickly. Because many good people were located in different parts of the world, Susan thought it made sense to select the best people he could find and allow them to work virtually on the project. The project manager will act as the liaison between internal and external stakeholders.