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 (found in the useful links below) as reference, explain ethical and professional considerations in the management of this project.
Prepare a Word document between 2 and 6 pages in length. You may use a Project Charter template as the foundation of your Word document.
The following may be useful as you research and prepare for this assignment.
Renowned IT project management author, Kathy Schwalbe’s Web site. Contains several resources including template files for documenting project management activities.
Project Charter Template https://www.isixsigma.com/tools-templates/project-charter/six-sigma-project-charter/
The following general link is for project management.
Online community for IT Project Managers.
Please submit your assignment.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
|Project Criteria||Exceeds: 90%–100%||Very Good: 80%–89%||Meets: 70%–79%||Needs Improvement: Below 70%|
|Response covers all topics indicated in the assignment and adds additional content.||Response covers most topics indicated in the assignment.||Response covers many of the topics indicated in the assignment.||Response covers none to some of the topics indicated in the assignment.|
|Demonstrates outstanding or exemplary application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates outstanding expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is addressed appropriately. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are minimal. Organization is clear. Format is consistently appropriate to assignment. Presentation and delivery are confident and persuasive (where applicable). The writing was of collegiate level with no errors in spelling or grammar.||Demonstrates very good written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates sound expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is usually addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present, but do not distract from the message. Organization is apparent and mostly clear. Format is appropriate to assignment, but not entirely consistent. The writing was of collegiate level with two or less errors in spelling or grammar.||Demonstrates acceptable written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates reasonable expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Sometimes, audience is addressed appropriately. Language does not interfere with the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are present and may distract from the message. Organization is a bit unclear. Format is inconsistent. The writing was of collegiate level with several errors in spelling or grammar.||Demonstrates inadequate or partially proficient application of written, visual, or oral skills. Demonstrates inadequate or partial expression of topic, main idea, and purpose. Audience is often not addressed appropriately. Language often impedes the communication of ideas and content relevant to the assignment. Errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence structure are frequent and often distract from meaning or presentation. Organization is inadequate, confusing, and distracting. The format is inadequate and obscures meaning. The writing was less than collegiate level with numerous errors in spelling or grammar.|
|Analysis exceeds minimum requirements. Sources are used to support analysis, are appropriate, and are properly referenced.||Basic analysis provided to support assertions. Sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced.||Limited analysis provided to support assertions. Some sources are cited, appropriate, and properly referenced.||No or inaccurate analysis, no sources are cited when needed, analysis and/or sources are not appropriate. When sources are used, they are not properly referenced.|