Project Proposal Overview One of the first steps in project management is planning. During the planning stage, a project proposal is created that provides a high-level description of the proposed project. This proposal will guide the project execution and is a pseudo-contract between you, the project manager, and the stakeholders.The project proposal is then used as a tool to present the project to stakeholders for approval. It is more than just entering tasks into a project management application such as Microsoft Project. All deliverables must be specifically defined, along with all the steps or tasks to produce the deliverables. You also need to take into account all the applicable project risks. Resources should be assigned to all tasks for the deliverables, along with realistic due dates resulting in the schedule. Instructions In this first component of your course project, you will start outlining a proposal for your chosen project and submit its overview.
A complex enterprise project proposal document should include many elements such as a statement of purpose or need, an overview of the proposed project, key stakeholders, key milestones, a high-level budgetary estimate, and benefits. In addition, the proposal should include risk management plan and communication plan.For this assignment, you have been provided a project proposal template (see Resources) to help you outline the proposal and cover all key areas. Let the template be your guide for formatting so you can concentrate on applying critical thinking and analysis skills to the proposal content. Not all sections of the template may apply to your project, and you may want to use your organization's template if you prefer to work with a format that is already familiar to you.
This assignment is due at the end of this unit. Be sure to review the Project Proposal Overview Scoring Guide so you know how your assignment will be graded. Course Project – ISTM5015 - Jul 11 2016 to Sep 16 2016 -... Project 2 - Disaster RecoveryYour global company houses four enterprise systems in a hardened data center. These include the company accounting system, customer relationship management (CRM) system, technical support system, and the e-mail system. Due to many recent environmental disasters, it is critical to have a disaster recovery site at least 100 miles away from the main data center. In the event of a disaster, the failover time should be within 4 hours. Course Project – ISTM5015 - Jul 11 2016 to Sep 16 2016 -... Project ConsiderationsNo matter what option you choose, in developing your project consider the following: Examine personal and professional perspectives relevant to IT leadership and reflect on their implications for practice. Reflect critically on professional learning experiences and plan for further growth as an IT leader. Document the use of resources to support your analysis and thoughts.