IT3225 All Assignments (August 2019)

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Unit 1 Assignment

Business Goals and Business Processes

Pick a company/organization that you are familiar with. This can be your workplace, place of worship, volunteer workplace, or a company found from a case study from the University Library or the Web. When picking the company or organization, think about your educational specialization area, information technology interests, or career goals.

Prepare a three-page paper that includes the following:

Company/organization background.

Description of its business mission.

Explanation of at least two business goals or objectives.

At least two business processes used at the company or organization.

At least two information systems used at the company or organization.

Explanation of how IT systems do or do not integrate with business goals.

Explanation of challenges and opportunities with today’s IT systems that are relevant to business processes.

Citations and references for any sources used.

Ensure that your paper is professionally written and free of errors, and that APA formatting is applied throughout.

Submit your document in the assignment area.

Resources

Business Goals and Business Processes Scoring Guide.

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Unit 2 Assignment

Business Problem or Challenge

Using the same company/organization from Unit 1, determine a business problem/challenge that requires a new information technology solution or an updated information technology solution.

Write a three-page paper that includes the following:

Explanation of the business problem and the requirements for its solution.

A proposal for an information technology solution.

Description of how the information technology solution aligns with the current business needs.

Be sure to:

Describe all business stakeholders you should consult with to determine whether your proposed solution meets their needs.

Describe all IT stakeholders you should consult with to be sure your proposal meets the IT requirements and fits into the IT architecture.

Make sure that your paper is professionally written and free of errors, and that APA formatting is applied throughout. Appropriately cite any resources used.

Submit your document in the assignment area.

Resources

Business Problem or Challenge Scoring Guide.

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Unit 3 Assignment 1

Convincing Technology Decision Makers

In this assignment, you will:

Identify a business problem and develop an IT solution.

Analyze the business and customer needs, so that you can advocate for an IT solution.

Develop a presentation that succinctly describes the business problem and your IT solution. This presentation should be designed to convince a key business stakeholder of the value of your proposal.

You will create only two slides using PowerPoint. More importantly, you will need to prepare the appropriate talking points that will convince the business stakeholder that your IT solution is one they should support. Remember, this business stakeholder will determine whether you get the resources you need to actually develop the solution you are proposing. In this presentation, you need to think about the business stakeholder’s goals and needs. What will be most convincing to the stakeholder?

For the first part of this assignment, do the following:

Identify a business problem and develop an IT solution, while analyzing the business and customer needs to effectively advocate for your proposal.

Prepare a two-slide PowerPoint presentation.

Choose a peer to whom you will give the presentation.

Use any technology that allows you to meet in a synchronous environment (Skype, Google Hangouts, phone call, or others.)

Present your proposal to your peer. Limit the presentation to 15 minutes. The peer will be in the role of a business manager.

Switch sides. Now your peer will present and you will be in the role of a business manager.

As the business analyst, keep notes about what portion of the presentation was convincing and which parts of the proposal needed to be strengthened to meet your business goals.

After both presentations, supply each other with feedback.

The overarching goal of this assignment will be to come to an agreement that the solution could be a viable one for the company/organization. You will use the feedback received from your peer to improve your proposal.

After the synchronous presentations, complete the final part of the assignment:

Create a two-slide PowerPoint presentation used to influence/convince technology business decision makers to sign off on the resources needed for your IT solution. Cite any sources used on the third slide of the presentation.

Provide written and/or audio summaries of at least one meeting discussing each information technology solution and how it can solve the business problem.

Submit both your presentation and the summary in the assignment area.

Make sure your presentation is professionally written and free of errors, and that APA formatting is applied to the citations.

Resources

Convincing Technology Decision Makers Scoring Guide.

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Unit 3 Assignment 2

Global and Societal Considerations

Assume the business stakeholder(s) are concerned with global issues. They have decided to make it a requirement that the information technology solution should be able to be used by individuals in their overseas offices both in Greece and Switzerland.

Consider both human resource needs and new information technology requirements. The cultural and societal impacts are as important as the technology impact.

Consider the following in your evaluation:

Hardware.

Software.

Infrastructure/networking.

Security safeguards.

Human resources.

Training.

Maintenance.

For this assignment, write a one-page paper that:

Analyzes the business and customer needs to support advocacy of an IT solution for the global organization.

Explains the major cultural, social and technology impacts the company may face when it becomes a global enterprise.

Resources

Global and Societal Considerations Scoring Guide.

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Unit 4 Assignment

Enterprise Architecture Challenges

After reviewing the material provided on TOGAF and enterprise architecture, consider if you have everything necessary for the proposed project. For example, does the current architecture of the IT infrastructure within the company allow for ease of integration? Do you have the appropriate personnel to work on the project? Does a budget exist for the project? Can security standards be met? Can users be trained properly? What other IT systems need to be included as part of your proposal?

Review your proposal that you created in Unit 3. Using TOGAF, address how can you strengthen the project proposal to ensure that both the business and technology stakeholder needs are met?

Prepare a 3–5 page paper in which you do the following:

Identify the components of the TOGAF that are going to be included in your proposal.

Explain your rationale for including these other components from the TOGAF. Analyze the impact TOGAF components have on the effectiveness of business processes.

Describe potential challenges from you expect these additional components to add to your proposal. Plan strategies for overcoming these challenges.

Evaluate how the TOGAF model helps align business goals with an IT solution.

Add another slide to your PowerPoint presentation that succinctly identifies the components TOGAF you are including and your proposal for integrating these IT and business components to the proposal.

Ensure that your paper is professionally written and free of errors, and that APA formatting is applied throughout.

Submit your document in the assignment area, and attach the PowerPoint presentation that has been revised to also include TOGAF components to be considered.

Resources

Enterprise Architecture Challenges Scoring Guide.

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Unit 5 Assignment

Final IT Proposal

Use the reading materials and any additional resources you find helpful to create a business architecture proposal with descriptions and diagrams.

Your complete business architecture proposal document should satisfy the following requirements:

Use your previous assignments to inform your business architecture proposal.

Incorporate feedback from your instructor on previous assignments, as appropriate.

Include the following parts:

Title page.

Executive summary.

Background on the business or organization for whom an IT solution is being developed. Describe the business mission, goals, objectives, and systems for the company or organization (Unit 1).

Identification of the business problem and description of the proposed solution (Unit 2).

Description of business stakeholders impacted by the proposal and their requirements.

Description of IT systems and stakeholders impacted by the proposal and their requirements (Unit 4).

Analysis of impact of the addition of global locations to business and customer needs and the proposed solution

Description of possible opportunities, given the new structure, that were not possible before.

Presentation designed to be delivered to key decision makers that that succinctly describes the business problem and the IT solution (Units 3, 4, and 5).

References list.

Ensure that your project is professionally written and free of errors, and that APA formatting is applied throughout.

Submit your document in the assignment area.

Resources

Final IT Proposal Scoring Guide.

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