Business Case for An IT Project Discussion
DQ2: 100-150 words. Due in 10 hours.
Think about a business case for an IT project relevant to your field of study. Pick a portion of a business case and explain why you think it is the most important aspect of the business case. In replies to peers, discuss how the type of IT project selected affects which portion of the business case is most important. Justify your response by comparing the IT project business case elements that have been shared by peers.
TOPIC: Project Initiation. Due in 30 hours
The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate and select an IT project and create a charter and work breakdown structure associated with the selected project. For this assignment, read the “Running Case” in Chapter 4 of the textbook. Complete the following tasks associated with the “Running Case.”
Based upon the recommendations you made in Part 1 of the assignment, senior management has made a preliminary decision to complete the “Global Treps Project.” However, they have requested additional information about the project in order to finalize the decision to proceed. Complete the “Business Case Template.” Assume that the project will take 6 months to complete, use many volunteer hours, and cost about $130,000 for hardware, software, travel, and labor. Be sure to research information on the television show and events held by colleges and other groups, which have been sparked by the need for more successful entrepreneurs. Visit the DonorsChoose website (provided in the topic Resources) to see how that site operates and investigate the process for forming a nonprofit organization. When completing the “Business Case Template,” consider the following:
Using the “Project Charter Template,” construct a project charter to formalize the project, provide management with information related to the project objectives and management, and provide an explanation of how organizational resources will be used to complete the project.
Review Table 3-9 “Scope Statement Draft,” in Chapter 3 of the textbook. Complete the “Scope Statement Template” to formalize the Global Treps Project.