You have been asked to manage
an upgrade or replacement of your organization’s enterprise resource planning
(ERP) software. The ERP system supports all major aspects of the company:
finance, human resources, manufacturing, and customer relationship management.
The current software is more than 10 years old and is based on even older
technology; data-entry screens are text-based and do not offer mouse support.
The new version of the software is web-based and offers a graphical user
interface (GUI). Most of the ERP system’s users have been with the company for
over 5 years and are very adept at using the existing system.
A. Write a visionary plan to be presented to
management that will justify the ERP project in the scenario by doing the
1. Create a decision flowchart to be used in
prioritizing IT projects.
submit the flowchart in a *.pdf (Portable Document Format) file.
a. Evaluate whether to
upgrade or replace the existing ERP system, using the decision flowchart.
2. Discuss one internal or external risk factor that affects the project.
a. Evaluate the potential
impact on the project and the organization.
b. Justify a strategy
that would effectively mitigate the risk.
3. Create a plan that allows for flexible
change management during the ERP software upgrade or replacement.
4. Create a Gantt chart that displays the
timeline of the ERP project.
submit the Gantt chart in a *.pdf (Portable Document Format) file.
B. When you use sources, include all in-text
citations and references in APA format.