UMUC Haircuts Stage 4: IT Solution and Next Steps
A detail document of the assignment instructions are uploaded because of the limited space. The writer must read all the uploaded attachment and not rely on just the blurb used when for creating the order. The writer should make sure that he or she views all uploaded documents. Also all references should be US scholarly references and no older than 5 years old. Also there is a grading rubric prepared by the instructor to inform the writer of the items that should be in the paper.
For this assignment, you will prepare a short paper explaining your proposed IT solution and the next steps in the implementation of that solution. The next steps will include everything that Myra needs to do, from getting a subscription to the software (or otherwise arranging to use it), to purchasing hardware, to preparing employees and implementing the system. The specific steps and how they are accomplished will be different for different system solutions.
Assignment: UMUC Haircuts Stage 4: Write a short paper that includes:
The writer must review the uploaded document titled instructions for STAGE4. This will give him/her all the instructions in entirety due to limited space. The writer should also make sure to view the instructor’s grading rubric and make sure it meets the superior standards.
I. Introduction: Introduce what is to come in your paper, and include the generic strategy for competitive advantage and the business process to be improved. (See upload of previous papers for Particularly Stage 2 Assignment). I have also uploaded the case study for assistance.
II. Proposed IT Solution: Identify the vendor and the system you selected to improve the process at UMUC Haircuts. Explain why you selected that system over others, including how it best meets the business requirements (see Stage 2) and IT requirements (see Stage 3) of UMUC Haircuts. Explain if/how cost was a factor in your selection. ( I have uploaded the instructions from the both the stage 2 and 3 assignments along with the graded papers of the instructors for writer’s assistance)
III. Implementation Steps: Identify and explain the steps Myra will have to take to implement the system you have proposed. Include:
a. Vendor agreement – What does Myra need to do in order to be able to start using the system? How much will it cost to use the system?
b. Hardware and Telecommunications – What hardware will Myra need to install at UMUC Haircuts in order to implement the solutions? What kind of telecommunications will be needed for the solution, including local connectivity inside UMUC Haircuts and Internet access? How will she acquire the necessary hardware components and Internet access?
c. Configuration – What options does the vendor offer for configuring the system to UMUC Haircuts’ needs? How will the configuration be done, and by whom?
d. Testing – How will Myra test the system to see if it is working properly for her needs?
e. Employee preparation – What will Myra need to do to prepare her employees to use the new system?
f. Data Migration – How will the current employee work schedules be entered into the system to get started? How will the customer appointments that have already been made for future dates be entered?
g. System use – Who will use the system and for what purposes? When users have questions about how to use the system, how will they get answers?
h. Maintenance – Who will provide updates and corrections to the system?
IV. Conclusion: Close your paper with a brief summary of the entire project and what benefits Myra can expect to gain from it.