Information Systems Project Management

Unit Name/Code ISY2004 Information Systems Project Management
Assessment Type Report
Assessment Number One
Assessment Name Project Plan Part 1
Unit Learning LO2, LO4 and LO6
Outcomes Assessed
Due Date and Time  
Weighting 15%
Assessment
Description Read the Case Study in Appendix 1.
Now you need to develop the Initial Project Plan which should include
the following:
•  Project charter, including a detailed Scope Statement
Stakeholder Register
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
quotation marks.
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
follow.
http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
Alternatively, you can use the more traditional Harvard style,
which is more verbose.
http://www.citethisforme.com/harvard-referencing .
Remember that this is a Turnitin assignment and plagiarism
will be subject to severe penalties. Please refer to the AIH
Academic Misconduct Policy:
http://www.aih.nsw.edu.au/content/1-home/8-more-info-
tabs/3-official-policies/academic-misconduct-policy.pdf
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM THE INTERNET OR
COPY OTHER STUDENTS’ WORK!
Detailed Submission Before submission,  you  ensure  the  submitted  work  satisfies  the
Requirements following requirements:
· 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.

 
 
Marking Criteria

Assessment Fail Competent Good Excellent
Criteria
(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
Objectives, Inappropriate Consistent. Logical and presentation.
Approach, precise.
choice of
Roles and
exhibits Concise and
Responsibilities
/ Too short or relevant Well documented
exceeded.
(20) 0-8 8-12 12-16 16-20
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.
included.
(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
presented
TOTAL 100
Scaled to 15 marks

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix 1
 
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.