Create a project plan (summary and detailed) template. The project plan should: Record he planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases.

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a project introduction and a project plan. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

You are currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for an innovative Internet-based company with gross revenues of more than $35 million dollars per year. During an executive leadership meeting, you were told that your company will be merging with a multinational company of equal size and you will be responsible for developing a project plan to strategically integrate all systems, including databases and infrastructure. The Chief Executive Officer has given you sixty (60) days to deliver an information technology project plan in anticipation of the company merger. Your company will be expanding from one (1) floor to three (3) floors within six (6) months. Since this merger will be bringing two (2) fairly equal-sized companies together under one roof, the infrastructure must be redesigned to accommodate the increased needs. Your company currently uses operational systems and relational databases but desires to expand into data warehousing. All information technology (hardware and software) must be redesigned to meet organizational needs. The solution should be implemented in either a hosted solution, on-site solution, or a hybrid model. The CEO is expecting you to integrate different technologies from different solution providers and incorporate industry best practices in connection with the development of technological systems. In addition, the CEO is extremely interested in cloud technologies and virtualization but is leery of security issues; however, the CEO is sure that you will implement proper security protocols. The company currently consists of twenty five (25) employees but is expected to increase to sixty five (65) employees when the merger is complete.

Section 1: Project Introduction

  1. Write a      four to five (4-5) page project      introduction that documents the current state of the organization prior to      any development or enhancements, takes into account all the information      given above, and includes the following:
  1. Background       information of the company.
  2. Details       regarding the type of business activities that the company is involved       in.
  3. Speculation       on outsourcing and offshoring opportunities.
  4. A       description of the current information systems that the company has to       support the business. The description should include an overview of the       following:

i. operational systems, databases, and data warehousing.

ii. cloud technology and virtualization.

iii. network infrastructure and security.

 

  1. The       use of at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar       Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double      spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all      sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.      Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover      page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the      professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the      reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Section 2: Project Plan

Use Microsoft Project to:

  1. Create a project      plan (summary and detailed) template. The project plan should:

 

  1. Record       all tasks, subtasks, resources, and time related to the project.
  2. Outline       the planning, analysis, design, and implementation phases.
  3. Develop       in accordance with the SDLC.