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Applications Implementation

Week 2 Individual Assignment

The following individual assignments refer to Boardman Management Group, Baderman Island Resort and Smith Systems Consulting, several of the Virtual Organizations.  A link to the Virtual Organizations can be found on the Course Materials page.

Boardman Management Group manages the Baderman Island resort.  They are considering whether to upgrade the word processing software currently in use at the resort or to purchase a new word processing software application.  Boardman plans to hire Smith Systems Consulting to help them analyze their options and to prepare an implementation plan.

Submit a 3-4 page plan for how Boardman Management Group should utilize Smith Systems Consulting as an outside consultant for this project.  Include a discussion of why the specific elements of your plan are important, how they will achieve the results you intend and why they were chosen over alternative methods.

Week 3 Individual Assignment

Boardman Management Group has decided to upgrade the Microsoft Word, word processing software for Baderman Island Resort.  Smith Systems Consulting has provided Boardman with an analysis of the factors that need to be considered in upgrading the software.

Using the analysis prepared by your Learning Team during Week Two, submit a Request For Proposal (RFP) that would be sent to software vendors seeking their proposals for the purchase and implementation of the upgraded software application.  An RFP template can be found in the Supplements section of the Links Library.

Week 4 Individual Assignment

Submit a 3-4 page paper that discusses how you will assess the responses you received to the RFP you prepared in Week Three.

Week 5 Learning Team Assignment: Service Request SR-bi-001 Project and Presentation

Complete Change Request #3 to Service Request SR-bi-001, Word Processing Software Upgrade.

Include the training plan in the detailed project plan.  Incorporate the training plan into the plan schedule.

Finalize the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to include the training plan.

Finalize and submit all parts of the Service Request (including Change Requests).

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