Use the template provided in the section found below entitled “Description of Capstone Project.”. Include the word “DRAFT” in the document title.
You will be developing a comprehensive Systems Implementation Plan as your capstone project. As a capstone project, you will be expected to demonstrate project management abilities, communication skills within a multidisciplinary team, problem analysis, and the application of information technology and related best practices toward the creation of a comprehensive and cohesive solution meeting organizational and user requirements. As IT projects typically involve people with diverse IT skill sets and backgrounds, this project should mirror that real-world environment.
This capstone project involves numerous IT areas including hardware and software, application development, networking, and security.
Description of Capstone Project
Use the company profile and scenario found here as the subject of your Systems Implementation Plan.
Capstone Project Activity – Unit 1
The first task is to create the Systems Implementation Plan document shell that includes the sections denoted below. As you progress through each project phase, you will add the necessary content to each section of the capstone project document. Appropriate should be conducted to support the multi-disciplinary solution.
Download the template found here for this project. This will serve as the basis for the capstone project.
New Content for Week 1: Planning and System Requirements
For this contribution to the overall capstone project, specify the following:
- The pertinent requirements
- Propose the necessary solution elements (related to the IT disciplines)
- Develop a high-level plan for implementing the solution
This first section of the Systems Implementation Plan should answer the following questions:
- What specific and detailed requirements are addressed in the solution, and how?
- What does Verbania need from an IT perspective to set up the needed infrastructure?
- What is included in the solution’s hardware and software infrastructure?
Include a high-level network diagram that illustrates the required hardware and software infrastructure on the company’s premise. Explain access from the perspective of employee (internal and external access) and end user (remote access).
Within the template, prepare 5 pages of content describing Planning and System Requirements within Section 1.
Part 2 – Individual Project
This part of the assignment is a document describing the requirements based upon your own individual views.
Research and analyze the stated requirements. What unstated requirements are there and what method(s) would you use to collect a more comprehensive set of requirements? Develop a Word document that describes all the requirements and explains how they would be met using hardware, software, networking and security. In other words, summarize the necessary elements of the solution necessary to address the requirements. Support your proposal.
Submit a 3-page Word document that includes a title page and contents explaining and illustrating your requirements analysis. The document should be APA-formatted.