IT402-5: Create a project proposal with a unique vision.
Assignment Title: Project Proposal
You will use your IT skills to make a business proposal to a client. You also need to demonstrate organizational abilities and good written communication skills to persuade the client about the merits of your proposal. Your proposal must be clear and with enough details as to have the client accept your proposal. You can contemplate and offer additional designs if you think that these will make your proposal more viable to the client. Nevertheless, you need to avoid leaving any doubts on the client’s mind regarding the way in which you will be executing and completing the project.
Scenario No. 1
Trisha George is a college English professor and an author who has written novels and books of poetry. She does not have a website but wants one. She will provide with content such as her professional resume, information about her writings, and details she wants her students to know about her classes. She would also like at least one page that highlights her college and department and asks that the information is gathered from her school. A shopping cart for her novels and poetry will be necessary. You have been hired as the IT Consultant and must prepare a project proposal for the website.
Scenario No. 2
Baxter's Ticket Sales is a small sports-ticketing venue. The company has decided to move to a new location in a neighboring community to take advantage of lower sales and property taxes. A network must be developed in the new building. There are 10 workers in one large room who each use a desktop computer to facilitate sales. There is an office staffed by two people who each need their own desktop computers. Additionally, the “mail room” requires another computer for the staff to access the database and fulfill orders. The project will need to include the development of the topology, network security, connection to the Internet, etc. You have been hired as the IT Consultant and must prepare a project proposal for the network.
Scenario No. 3
North Music Warehouse is a wholesale establishment that sells student-grade musical instruments to both music stores and individuals. The president of the company realizes that workers in “the warehouse” – which is several buildings – are slowed by having to return frequently to the main office to retrieve printed orders. Efficiency would be heightened with a mobile application designed to access the sales database and log the movement of instruments, so these workers may locate instruments in the warehouse buildings and prepare them for shipping without having to spend the time returning to the office. You have been hired as the IT Consultant and must prepare a project proposal for this application.
Scenario No. 4
Angie Smith is a new business owner and has just opened Angie's Antiques. She needs a database to be developed to hold information about her varied inventory and sales. She intends to develop a customer list to be able to advertise specials. Three employees have been hired to run the store, so the database will also need to include employee data and payroll information. You have been hired as the IT Consultant and must prepare a project proposal for the database.
Module 5 Assignment includes preparing a Gannt Chart from two software options: you will create a Gantt chart for one of the above chosen scenarios using MS Project or MS Excel. If you choose Option 1, Microsoft Project, then make sure you have the software loaded and ready to use. Alternatively, you can complete the assignment with Option 2, using the MS Excel.
For creating the Gantt chart in MS Excel, several tutorials are available on the Internet. One good tutorial that can help you getting started is “How to Create a Basic Gantt Chart in Excel 2016”.