NOTE: Each unit in this class contains a lab assignment that deals with a project. Be careful selecting your product or service. You'll use this same topic for each of the unit lab assignments.
You have been assigned to develop a new product or service for your organization. In this first lab assignment, you will build the project plan.
If you are in IT Management, is there a new software package that would improve the operation of your business? Is there a new piece of computer hardware that would improve your computer operations?
Your Project Plan must meet the following criteria:
Write your report in essay form, using bullet points only where appropriate.
If you use outside resources (and you should!), cite your sources using APA format. This includes information that you use from your textbook as well! Use the double citation reference system: The first is a parenthetical ( ) citation in the text of the report where the research material is used. The second citation is in the References page where full reference details are given.
You report should be a minimum of 3 pages and no more than 5 pages in length including the reference page.
The content for your Project Plan should include the following:
Background Analysis/Overview of the Project
Develop a project scope write-up for the project you selected. Your write-up should explain your project concept, constraints and expectations. Concentrate on the big picture. You don't need to go into specific details.
Identify your goals and targets.
Determine your Project management approach.
Supply your project constraints and/or resource requirements.
There is a sample project plan that you can follow for this report on page 67 in your textbook: Project Management: Achieving Competitive Advantage, by Jeffrey Pinto, 3rd Edition.
Please make sure there is no plagirism in your work as it will be checked through chalk and wire by instructor.
IT project and system upgrade
Professor’s Name [optional]
Software cut administrative overhead and makes the processing of the business smoothly. They are important factors in determining the overall output/yield of the company. There are several work fields, in which software is required to perform several business functions. These business software helps to increase productivity of the organizations and company, especially when the interactive business model where automation is necessary to perform business accurately. So, this project is about the exploration of the software requirements of the company and implementing an appropriate software package in order to boost the overall growth of the company. There may be various software packages to choose from, so the challenge is to select the best suited package which can effectively cut the administrative overhead of the company.
Software package required- Payroll software package:
Payroll software is technology that aims to streamline and automate the process of paying a company's employees. It is used for the smart business operations of payroll of employees (Mark Spencer, 2014).
1. Managerial approach- The Kronos Workforce Central Software and Intuit Quickbook Software are the two options for the software package. The availability of both products is quite easy in the market with online buying options. All one need is to fill his/her requirements and select the best suited product of his/her business. Kronos' pricing options are flexible, after registering for their product they make a call also with details of pricing options. It provides the latest version named “Workforce Central 7”. Intuit Quickbook Software offers a price of around $299.96 (On Amazon) but it varies with different countries with latest pro version.
2. Technical approach- The Kronos Workforce Central Software provides with all kinds of essential support system and can easily see at their website. They offer support number (088 394-4357) for any assistance. They have a support system for both technical and sales related issues. Additionally, one can email them also for any further supp...