One of the critical stages of a project is planning. Through project management standards and practices, enterprises are conducting and executing information technology solutions implementations. Therefore, project management activities interact with the SDLC, extreme prototype software development, or infrastructure implementations. For this course, you will develop a project plan for an information systems development. This plan will be part of the formal request for proposal (RFP) document. You can work on your own document or use a template provided with the syllabus.

In this final project, you will research, analyze, propose, and design a comprehensive RFP for a complex IT solution or development. You can complete the project plan for the scenario or project worked in assignments for Weeks 1-4, or select a scenario to work on your information technology development, as part of the requirements and specifications document to be part of the RFP.

For this assignment, create a mock request for proposal (RFP) either for the scenario you worked on during Weeks 1-4, or for a selected IT application design project as suggested in Week 1. You can use your own document format, use templates published by the Project Management Docs portal supported by PMI, or follow the outline below. In this document, you will provide all the key items anticipated in the closing phase. Include each item using a heading to identify the item and brief sample content under the heading.

Project Plan Outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. Purpose of the project
    2. Executive summary
      1. Company at-a-glance
      2. Project at-a-glance
      3. Business mission, vision, goals, and objectives
    3. Project approach
  2. Project Scope
    1. Scope description
    2. Key milestones and deliverables
    3. Assumptions and constraints
  3. Overview of Applications and Functions
    1. Description of current operations
    2. Inventory of current databases and applications
  4. Project Requirements
    1. Functional Requirements
    2. Technical Requirements
      1. Network Infrastructure
      2. Hardware Requirements
  5. Schedule
    1. Timetable
    2. Major deliverables

When selecting your project topic, make sure it is not too small or too complex (remember time constraints—this course lasts eight weeks), and avoid choosing an area where you have little or no knowledge. The project should not identify a specific organization or sensitive data; therefore, if you are working with a known scenario, all names, locations, and operations indicators must be protected.

Some sample topic selections are:

  1. Client Technology Tracking System
  2. Employee Self-Service Systems
  3. Network Design Proposal for Casino
  4. Small Business Network Design
  5. Small Network for a Physician’s Office
  6. Network Security Policy Implementation for a University Campus
  7. Home Wireless Network Design
  8. Campus Secure Virtual Lab

Length: 10-15 pages not including the cover page.

This document will not follow the APA format, but any content must be properly cited and references presented at the end of the document, if applicable.

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