Project Deliverable 2: Business Requirements

Jul 28th, 2013
KateS
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Computer Science
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Question description

You are currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an innovative Internet-based company with gross revenues of more than $35 million dollars per year. During an executive leadership meeting, you were told that your company will be merging with a multinational company of equal size and you will be responsible for developing a project plan to strategically integrate all systems, including databases and infrastructure. The Chief Executive Officer has given you sixty (60) days to deliver an information technology project plan in anticipation of the 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) fairly equal-sized companies together under one roof, the infrastructure must be redesigned to accommodate the increased needs. Your company currently uses operational systems and relational databases but desires to expand into data warehousing. All information technology (hardware and software) must be redesigned to meet organizational needs. The solution should be implemented in either a hosted solution, on-site solution, or a hybrid model. The CEO is expecting you to integrate different technologies from different solution providers and incorporate industry best practices in connection with the development of technological systems. In addition, the CEO is extremely interested in cloud technologies and virtualization but is leery of security issues; however, the CEO is sure that you will implement proper security protocols. The company currently consists of twenty five (25) employees but is expected to increase to sixty five (65) employees when the merger is complete. 

Section 1: Business Requirements Document

Write a four to six (4-6) page original business requirements document for the project plan using the template provided here. Note: The template can also be found in the Student Center of the online course shell. 

Describe the project needs, including the following: 

  1. Describe the scope and analyze how to control the scope.
  2. Speculate and give justifications for how to control scope.
  3. Identify possible risks, constraints, and assumptions.
  4. Describe the needed integration with other systems and infrastructure. Note: Database and Data Warehousing, Cloud Technology and Virtualization, and Network Infrastructure and Security.
  5. Assess the human capital that may be needed to complete the project, ensuring that necessary skill sets are identified.
  6. Speculate on possible outsourcing or offshoring needs that may be required to accomplish project.
  7. Define relevant terms that will be used throughout the project.
  8. Include cost projections for staffing, infrastructure, and other resources.
  9. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

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

Paper must follow template below or it does me no good.

1  Business Requirements

1.1  Project Overview

Provide a short, yet complete, overview of the project.

1.2  Background including current process

Describe the background to the project, (same section may be reused in the Quality Plan) include:

This project is

The project goal is to 

The IT role for this project is

1.3  Scope

1.3.1  Scope of Project

The scope of this project includes a number of areas.  For each area, there should be a corresponding strategy for incorporating these areas into the overall project. 

Applications  In order to meet the target production date, only these applications will be implemented:

Sites  These sites are considered part of the implementation:

Process Re-engineering  Re-engineering will

Customization  Customizations will be limited to

Interfaces  the interfaces included are:

Architecture  Application and Technical Architecture will 

Conversion  Only the following data and volume will be considered for conversion: 

Testing  Testing will include only 

Funding  Project funding is limited to 

Training   Training will be

Education   Education will include 

1.3.2  Constraints and Assumptions

The following constraints have been identified:

· 

The following assumptions have been made in defining the scope, objectives and approach:

·   

1.3.3  Risks

The following risks have been identified as possibly affecting the project during its progression:

· 

1.3.4  Scope Control

The control of changes to the scope identified in this document will be managed through the Change Control, with business owner representative approval for any changes that affect cost or timeline for the project.

1.3.5  Relationship to Other Systems/Projects

It is the responsibility of the business unit to inform IT of other business initiatives that may impact the project.  The following are known business initiatives:

1.3.6  Definition of Terms (if applicable)

List any definitions that will be used throughout the duration of the project.



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