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:
- Describe the scope and analyze how to control the scope.
- Speculate and give justifications for how to control scope.
- Identify possible risks, constraints, and assumptions.
the needed integration with other systems and infrastructure. Note:
Database and Data Warehousing, Cloud Technology and Virtualization, and
Network Infrastructure and Security.
- Assess the human capital that may be needed to complete the project, ensuring that necessary skill sets are identified.
- Speculate on possible outsourcing or offshoring needs that may be required to accomplish project.
- Define relevant terms that will be used throughout the project.
- Include cost projections for staffing, infrastructure, and other resources.
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:
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
- 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.
Provide a short, yet complete,
overview of the project.
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
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
order to meet the target production date, only these applications will be
sites are considered part of the implementation:
Process Re-engineering Re-engineering
will be limited to
interfaces included are:
and Technical Architecture will
the following data and volume will be considered for conversion:
will include only
funding is limited to
The following constraints have been identified:
The following assumptions have been made in defining the
scope, objectives and approach:
The following risks have been identified as possibly
affecting the project during its progression:
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
It is the responsibility of the
business unit to inform IT of other business initiatives that may impact the
project. The following are known
List any definitions that will be
used throughout the duration of the project.