Central to Business Systems Analysis are the management of projects that plan, implement and manage key elements of the process which brings about change and results in a successful systems implementation.
ECU is a major University of over 20,000 students. Preliminary investigations have revealed that the university needs to implement a new Web Content Management System (WebCMS) to manage its digital presence and attract high-quality research staff and increase student enrolments. You have been appointed to the role of project manager and need to develop a sound strategy, with relevant supporting project documents, to ensure that a suitable WebCMS is identified and implemented at the university in the second semester, 2015.
The assignment requires the following deliverables:
Development a Business Case that identifies the requirements and justifies the establishment of a project to procure a WebCMS system for the university.
Length: maximum 1,000 words
Compile a Project Initiation Document (PID) for the procurement and implementation of a WebCMS for the university. At a minimum this should include the following elements:
ï‚· Purpose of the document;
ï‚· Project summary (approach/methodology);
ï‚· Project definition;
ï‚· Scope of work;
ï‚· Project tolerance level;
ï‚· Schedule summary and key milestones;
ï‚· Project managementa structure;
ï‚· Communication plan;
ï‚· Risk management; and
ï‚· Roles and responsibilities
Length: maximum 2,500 words
Unit Code: MIS5660/MAN5902
Unit Title: Business Systems Analysis
This assignment will require some research and background reading on WebCMSs. Refer to scholarly data bases, Gartner Consulting website and other relevant sources as part of the initial fact-finding exercise. This preliminary research should be noted as part of your methodology and approach.
Were appropriate, you should make use of supporting flow charts, diagrams and GANTT/PERT charts to enhance your assignment.
The assignment should take into account features of the unit such as:
2) User participation
3) Managing risks in implementation
4) Change management
5) Obtaining requirements
The assignment should correctly reference all sourced material using the APA 6th referencing style. Marking penalties may be applied where the word count is exceeded.