Information Systems Project Management on uber compnay
Assignment 5 (35 % Marks) (Due Date 02 Nov 2015)
The CEO of the organisation (as specified in Assignment 3) read through your submitted document and felt that there is some merit in pursuing the options suggested by you. Through your report (Assignment 3), the CEO understood that smartphone based app consists of many issues to consider, policies to be developed or modified at organisational level, and new investments to be made to manage data security.
The CEO appreciated the contents of the report (Assignment 3) and made a number of suggestions to improving the report so that it aligns with his organisation. Your markers will give this in the feedback form. You need to provide a one-page document stating how the feedback was addressed in this assignment report. See point 1 below under ‘Submission Components’.
The CEO wanted you to explore the options provided by you in depth so that ‘smartphone app’ can be managed in his organisation as an IT project, initially as a pilot project. The CIO provided a time total limit of 9 months (in the form of a pilot project) to explore the suggestions provided by you in Assignment 2, and asked you to provide an implementation strategy within 30 days. The 9 months include the 30 days.
The CEO is very interested in three specific aspects, namely – Information technology infrastructure required to implement the pilot project, a comprehensive project plan and project tracking strategies. Some of these aspects are covered in the course, and you are expected to conduct independent research on other aspects.
In this assignment component, you are required to research a solution path for:
1.! An IT project implementation strategy for the project as a pilot;
2.! A comprehensive analysis of information technology infrastructure required to conduct the pilot project;
3.! Strategies to tracking project progress for the pilot project;
4.! Key measurement criteria to provide evidence to achieving on time & on budget project completion; and
5.! How smartphone based IT projects can be managed in the future so that the organisation can develop appropriate strategies for expansion.
The scope of this assignment is restricted to the following submission components:
1) Provide a report as how you addressed the feedback provided for your initial report (Assignment3) – 1 page
2) With this refinement (as in point 1 immediately above), analyse and discuss your solution path for the 5 points stated above (2 pages)
3) Provide a infrastructure, resource and cost analysis to implement the pilot project. The cost analysis will have at least three cost models (best, medium, worst case scenarios)
4) Provide a detailed justification to the costs considered in the cost models and state why you chose those cost elements, and how they align with your solution path for the pilot project (2 pages)
5) Provide a report of not more than five pages covering the 5 points in the above section. This report should have been thoroughly researched, articulated and presented at an acceptable level (2 pages).
The above components are presented to the CEO, therefore need to be precise, succinct and meaningful. The CEO also asked for your initial report and the feedback packaged as an appendix and attached so that s/he can recollect the salient points of the report you submitted and the feedback given to you. This should be in the appendix, in pdf format.
The assignment should be thoroughly researched, with evidence provided through references. The CEO is keen to see a well-argued case, highlighting insights as to the key aspects, and would like to see strong points arguing your case as to the infrastructure requirements and strategies for project tracking.
The report is provided to the CIO of the organisation and needs to be top class in presentation. You have absolute freedom in all other aspects. Please note that there is no need to attach a plagiarism report. However, the markers will be instructed to verify that the content is original. If discrepancies are found, your work will be marked with zero, and you will be referred to the faculty for ‘academic misconduct’. Therefore, you are encouraged to check your written document for any potential plagiarism or collusion issues.
Any delays in submission MUST be accompanied with proper approval documentation, despite the course leader approving this. So please attach the approval to this assignment as markers may not have access to delay approvals. If the approval documentation is not found, late penalty, as per university rules, will be levied.
Assignments MUST be submitted via the link provided. If they are not submitted via the link, then it is assumed that submission was not made. If the assignments were submitted in other locations, it is very difficult to track them, as the course team have no access to other locations, and the course team can’t assume responsibility.