Development of an information technology (IT) project

Scenario

You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain its records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees, who are located in four sites: Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Texas. The system must allow employees to locate and schedule professional-development activities that are relevant to their positions. Sophisticated search capabilities are required, and the ability to add scheduled events to the employees calendars is desired. The system needs to support social networking, which will allow employees to determine who is attending various conferences and events. This will promote the fostering of relationships and ensure that the company has representation at important conferences.

Once an activity has been completed, employees will use the system to submit the documentation. The system should support notifications, which will allow managers to receive notice whenever their direct reports have submitted documentation. The system should also notify employees if their deadline to complete professional-development requirement is approaching and it has not yet been completed.

Project charter: Using the above scenario, develop a project charter. Include the problem statement, justification for the project, and how the project will be measured for success.
Stakeholders: Identify the stakeholders, their roles, and the influence level that they will have on the outcome of the project. Identify the project sponsor.
Ethics: Use the PMI Ethics resources (listed in Learning Materials) as reference, explain ethical and professional considerations in the management of this project.

Development of an information technology (IT) project

Scenario

You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees who are located in four sites: Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Texas. The system needs to allow employees to locate and schedule professional development activities that are relevant to their positions. Sophisticated search capabilities are required, and the ability to add scheduled events to the employees calendars is desired. The system needs to support social networking to allow employees to determine who is attending conferences and events. This will promote fostering relationships and ensure coverage of conferences that are considered of high importance.

Once an activity has been completed, employees will use the system to submit the documentation. The system should support notifications to management personnel whenever their direct reports have submitted documentation. The system should also notify employees if their deadline to complete professional development requirements is approaching and is not yet satisfied. The goal is to get this system up and running at the start of the next fiscal year.

When a project is ready to be deployed, a transition plan can help the transfer of ownership from the project team to the customer or organization that requested the project.

Complete the following:
For the given scenario, create a project transition plan.

Development of an information technology (IT) project

Scenario

You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees who are located in four sites: Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Texas. The system needs to allow employees to locate and schedule professional development activities that are relevant to their positions. Sophisticated search capabilities are required, and the ability to add scheduled events to the employees calendars is desired. The system needs to support social networking to allow employees to determine who is attending conferences and events. This will promote fostering relationships and ensure coverage of conferences that are considered of high importance.

Once an activity has been completed, employees will use the system to submit the documentation. The system should support notifications to management personnel whenever their direct reports have submitted documentation. The system should also notify employees if their deadline to complete professional-development requirements is approaching and is not yet satisfied.

Project Scope Management Plan

For the given scenario, create a project scope management plan that will detail how the project scope will be defined, managed, and controlled to prevent scope creep. The plan may also include how the scope will be communicated to all stakeholders.

Project Scope

After you have the project scope management plan developed, define the project scope.