Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the Case Study and the Case Study Projects 1-3.
Executive Briefing on Implementation
For your Stage 1 Project, you proposed a technology solution to improve a strategic business area for the Case Study. In Stage 2 you evaluated the IT architectural considerations. In Stage 3 you developed a business case justification for the proposed solution. In Exercise 1 you conducted a risk analysis. In this Stage 4 Project you are to prepare an Executive Briefing using Microsoft PowerPoint addressing how the solution you proposed in Stage 1 could be implemented. You will describe the hardware, software and telecommunications components of the solution and how IT best practices and enterprise methodologies should be used to implement the recommended technology solution. Your objective is to provide a convincing implementation strategy that shows you know what the implementation entails and that the solution can be successfully implemented.
Purpose of this Assignment
This assignment gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to plan a technology solution, to identify the IT best practices that should be used to implement it, and to communicate effectively with an important group of stakeholders. This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:
evaluate information systems and enterprise solutions to determine the best fit to enable the organization’s strategic outcomes
apply information technology best practices and methodologies to create information technology solutions
apply fundamental information technology architecture concepts for information technology solution building
Using the technology solution you proposed in Stage 1 and the technical details you included in Stage 2, you should prepare an Executive Briefing that:
Briefly describes the proposed solution
Identifies the hardware, software and telecommunications components of the solution
Explains how the solution will be implemented
Incorporates IT best practices and methodologies, explaining how they will be used for the implementation
NOTE: Be sure to incorporate any feedback you have received on earlier assignments in this class to improve your final presentation that summarizes your proposed solution.
Each slide should have a title and a limited number of bullet points. The presentation should capture key bullet points and not include complete paragraphs and detailed text.
The bullet points in your presentation will be supported by relevant details in the “Notes” section of the slides. Use the “Notes” area to write what you would say if you were giving this as a presentation. Do not just repeat the bullet points from the slides. Presentations with limited or no “Notes” will receive much lower grades.
The use of at least two external resources is required. Remember to correctly cite and reference all sources. Any direct quotes should be indicated within the slide text with appropriate quotation marks and an in-text citation (however direct quotes should be short and used sparingly, if at all). Complete references for sources should be included in the corresponding Notes section. Paraphrased material can just be referenced within the Notes section of the slides without an in-text citation on the slide. This deviates from APA style but keeps the slides more readable.
Your presentation format should be professional and use frames, color and/or style to make it interesting in appearance to keep your audience’s attention. At least one graphic or diagram of your technology solution must be included. Use the Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered everything. Submit your presentation via your Assignment Folder as a Microsoft PowerPoint (2003, 2007 or 2010) document with your last name included in the filename. Also, place a copy of your presentation in the Week 8 Conference.
In addition to the cover slide, your presentation should be 9-12 slides, to include:
A cover slide with a title, your name and date as a minimum (not included in minimum/maximum number of 9-12 slides)
1-2 slides that summarize the proposed solution (hardware, software, telecommunications)
2-3 slides that explain the proposed solution components, including a diagram or illustration of the solution
1-2 slides that explain the steps required to implement the solution
4-6 slides on how IT best practices and enterprise methodologies will be used for the implementation
Exercise 1: Risk Analysis – See Attached document for Risk MatriX