CMGT 413 ENTIRE COURSE


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CMGT 413  ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1


CMGT 413 Week 1 Individual Assignment Competitive Advantage Paper

 

Instructions: The changing business environment requires organizations to find creative ways to compete with others in their industry, both at home and globally. Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you do the following:   

  • Select a company with which you are familiar.
  • Develop three new IT initiatives that can help your selected company gain competitive advantage.
  • Explain your choices. Include at least two references from the University Library. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab


WEEK  2

 CMGT 413 Week 2 Individual Assignment Application Sourcing Options Memo


Instructions: Select an organization with which you are familiar. Write a 350- to 700-word memo to senior management promoting the idea of self-sourcing business intelligence application development. Include advantages and drawbacks of all of the sourcing options you evaluated to support your recommendation of self-sourcing. Provide a cost benefit analysis. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 


 CMGT 413 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Part I: Project Plan and IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix

 

Instructions: Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix & Recording a Narration, and the Sample Executive Summary at the Center for Writing Excellence under Tutorials & Guides. IT projects are collaborative in nature. Toward this end, the Learning Team is expected to work collaboratively throughout the course. Write a 350- to 700-word paper that addresses the following:   

  • The name of the selected organization for instructor approval
  • The draft of a project plan (using Microsoft® Project) that outlines the tasks and subtasks the Learning Team must complete to deliver the team's project deliverables in Week Five. Include assigned resources and due dates. Begin working on Part 1 of the Moving to the Cloud project due in Week Five. This assignment will be composed of four parts:
  • A project plan and an IT value-chain analysis matrix
  • A recommendation memo
  • A Statement of Work (SOW) and Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • A test plan and set of quality metrics for the move to cloud computing IT projects are collaborative in nature. Toward this end, the Learning team is expected to work collaboratively throughout the course. Part 1: Project Plan and IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix Select an organization with which your team is familiar to use for this assignment. It can be an organization for which a team member works, University of Phoenix itself, or a well-known organization for which there is adequate information available. Other suggestions include a local governmental entity, a local school, or governmental agency. Your instructor must approve your choice. Create a project plan using Microsoft® Project project management software that provides a detailed list of tasks and resources required for the organization to complete this project. Note. A minimum of two levels of subtasks is required. Complete the University of Phoenix Material: IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix by identifying all IT assets that add or reduce value to your selected organization. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

WEEK  3

CMGT 413 Week 3 Individual Assignment Hot Technologies Executive Summary


Instructions: You have been hired by the organization of your choice. Your job is to bring them into the 21st century in terms of supporting their staff with state-of-the-art hardware. Write a 700- to 1,050-word Hot Technologies Executive Summary. Consider the following:

  • Recommendations for each of the following departments in the organization, regarding the type of hardware that might result in increased productivity:
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Business intelligence
  • Executive staff (the CEO and staff)
  • Price and sourcing options for the organization Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab

 

CMGT 413 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Part II: Recommendation Memo

Instructions: Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix & Recording a Narration, and the Sample Executive Summary at the Center for Writing Excellence under Tutorials & Guides. IT projects are collaborative in nature. Toward this end, the Learning Team is expected to work collaboratively throughout the course. Write a 350- to 700-word paper that addresses the following: Part 2: Recommendation Memo Use the project plan and IT value-chain analysis to determine the most appropriate sourcing solution for each of the organization's IT assets as listed in the IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix. Your choices are to maintain in-house as-is, to host via cloud computing, or to eliminate altogether. Explore providers in this area, such as IBM and Oracle. Create this deliverable in the form of a 1- to 3-page recommendation memo to senior management to include the following information:   

  • A description of each IT asset
  • Your recommendation for each asset
  • Explain the rationale for your recommendation, including advantages and drawbacks.
  • Discuss the ramifications of your recommendation.
  • Include preliminary cost considerations. At this point, you have not sent out any Requests for Proposal, so costing estimates must be based on preliminary research done via the Internet. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab

 

WEEK  4

CMGT 413 Week 4 Individual Assignment Contract Writing


Instructions: Write a 350- to 700-word Draft Contract in which you address the following: Select an organization with which you are familiar. Create a draft contract for consulting services to help with the migration to cloud computing your team is performing. Search the Internet for samples of IT contracts to use as a template for this assignment. Describe a minimum of three best practices that should be used to develop a well-structured contract.

 

 

 

CMGT 413 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Part III: Statement of Work (SOW) and Request for Proposal (RFP)

 

Instructions: Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix & Recording a Narration, and the Sample Executive Summary at the Center for Writing Excellence under Tutorials & Guides. IT projects are collaborative in nature. Toward this end, the Learning Team is expected to work collaboratively throughout the course. Part 3: Statement of Work (SOW) and Request for Proposal (RFP) Develop a 350- to 700-word SOW and RFP for all IT assets your team recommends supporting via cloud computing. The SOW must contain the following information:   

  • Scope of work: Describe the work to be done in detail.
  • Period of performance: Specify when you would like the work to start and to be completed.
  • Deliverable schedule: Create a list of specific deliverables that the vendor must deliver and when.
  • Acceptance criteria: Describe how your organization will determine if the work is acceptable. The RFP is based on the SOW and must contain the following information:
  • Introduction
  • Description of your company
  • Business goals
  • Project goals
  • Time constraints
  • Budget constraints
  • Requirements: Description of what is needed
  • Administration Information
  • Who may apply
  • How to apply
  • Confidentiality
  • References
  • Whom to contact for clarification
  • What format the proposal needs use
  • When the proposal should be submitted (date information)
  • Timeframe for when a vendor will be selected
  • Selection criteria
  • Other Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

WEEK  5

CMGT 413 Week 5 Individual Assignment Project Evaluation

 

Instructions: Write a 700- to 1,050-word project evaluation. In this final assignment, you individually evaluate your team's effort-such as a candid assessment of how your team did. Use a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet to create an evaluative matrix-such as a set of metrics--that you will use to assess all team deliverables. Your matrix must include at least two metrics for each of the following:   

  • The project plan (Week Two)
  • The IT value-chain analysis (Week Two)   
  • Sourcing solutions (Week Three)
  • SOW (Week Four)
  • RFP (Week Four)
  • Test plan (Week Five)
  • Quality metrics (Week Five)
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation (Week Five)
  • Google Docs™ program screen capture (Week Five) Create a rating system so that each project may accumulate a score from 0 to 100.
  • Each of the criteria selected should be justified and discussed in detail. •  The Microsoft® Excel® matrix should be accompanied by an introduction that discusses why this sort of evaluative activity is an important component of the IT sourcing decision-making process.

 

CMGT 413 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Part IV: Test Plan and Quality Metrics Executive Summary

 

Instructions: Resource: University of Phoenix Materials: IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix IT projects are collaborative in nature. Toward this end, the Learning Team is expected to work collaboratively throughout the course. Part 4: Test Plan and Quality Metrics Develop a 350- to 700-word test plan that discusses how you will use unit, integration, and system or user acceptance testing to ensure that any assets moved to the cloud perform without error. The test plan should contain the following information:   

  • Approach to testing
  • Features to be tested
  • Pass-fail criteria
  • Test deliverables
  • Staffing needs, such as IT end users to be involved
  • Approvals (who needs to approve the test results) List and explain at least 10 quality metrics that are applicable to the move to cloud computing. Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.



CMGT 413 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Moving to the Cloud Presentation

 

Instructions: Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: IT Value-Chain Analysis Matrix Create a 7- to 10-slide Executive Summary presentation for senior management. The presentation should include the content developed by the Learning Team (Weeks Two through Five). Submit the Moving to the Cloud Presentation using the Assignment Files tab.

 

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