answer the following questions on the world documentation feel free to ask when it is not clear.thank you ITEC 411 Group Project For this project, you wil

answer the following questions on the world documentation feel free to ask when it is not clear.thank you ITEC 411 Group Project
For this project, you will be required to work in teams to complete all steps of the systems
development life cycle (except for actual implementation) for a major IT project scenario.
Details on the specific scenario will be provided when the project is assigned. Note that this
project comprises 20% of the course grade! Failure to fully participate in the group
project may result in an individual student project grade being reduced by one letter grade
or a grade of zero (0).
The deliverables for the project are a comprehensive report (50 points) and an in-class
presentation (40 points). Each group will submit the report (one Word document) and the
presentation (one PowerPoint document) to the instructor on the due date.
The report is targeted towards the project sponsor and executive team. It should be professional
and must include the following:
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Executive Summary of overall project including scope, time and cost (3 points)
Project Charter including roles and responsibilities (2 points)
Discussion of the project team and skill set needed to complete the project (2 points)
Procurement process including:
4.1. RFP for work that will be contracted out (5 points)
4.2. Detailed proposal with technical, management, and cost sections (5 points)
4.3. Discussion of proposal evaluation, and selection process (2 points)
Detailed project plan including:
5.1.
Project Scope Statement (2 points)
5.2.
Work Breakdown Structure for all project activities (2 points)
5.3.
Task list and discussion of all project activities (2 points)
5.4.
Responsibility Matrix for all project activities (2 points)
5.5.
Discussion of all resources required to complete the project (2 points)
5.6.
Schedule with time estimates for all activities and overall project (2 points)
5.7.
Cost table with estimates for all activities and overall project (2 points)
5.8.
Gantt Chart for entire project (2 points)
5.9.
Network Diagram for entire project (2 points)
5.0. Critical task list and discussion of the project’s Critical Path (2 points)
Discussion of the activities needed to close-out the project (2 points)
Discussion of project critical success factors for the project (2 points)
Conclusion and lessons learned (2 points)
Overall organization, structure, grammar, presentation (5 points)
The report should include a title page and table of contents. All pages should be numbered. Section
headings should be used to organize the body of the paper. All figures/diagrams/charts/visual should be
labeled and discussed.
Total (50 points)
Comments:
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The presentation is targeted towards the project sponsor and executive team. It should be
professional and cover all relevant information about the project including:








Introduction – introduce team and purpose of presentation
Presentation Agenda
Project Overview including scope / time / cost / procurement
Project Charter
Procurement Process including RFP, proposal and proposal evaluation/selection
process/contract
Project Plan including all details about scope / time / cost
Project close-out
Conclusion – summarize presentation (scope/time/cost/procurement)
Presentation format:








Each group will have 15-20 minutes to present (presentations should be no more /
no less)
Time taken for questions during or after the presentation will not be counted towards
minute limit
All group members must participate in presentation
Follow effective presentation techniques
 Do not make slides too wordy – use bullets for main points
 Use visuals where appropriate
 Do not read from the slides or papers – use note cards or PowerPoint note pages
 Do not point to the slides with the mouse – use a pointer
 Practice, practice, practice!!
Your delivery should reflect that you are well prepared to present the material
You should be comfortable with the time limit having already practiced with your
group members and should not have to rush
You should be comfortable with your role in the presentation and the group as a
whole should appear prepared
The presentation should not appear to be the first time you have seen the slides!
Personal appearance:



“Business casual” attire is required (dress slacks, shoes and collared shirts)
No jeans, sweats, sneakers or hats!
Suits (men) or pantsuits/dresses (women) are not required, but are not inappropriate
Grading:
The presentation will be graded in accordance with the attached evaluation sheet.
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Project Presentation Evaluation
Total time (15 < Time < 20) : 1. Introduction (3 points) Introduced team, provided good overview (scope/time/cost/procurement), provided outline/agenda, created interest with audience 2. Organization (3 points) Material presented in logical order, continuity of subject matter, focused, timing, appropriate level for audience 3. Use of Transitions (3 points) Smooth & logical, flowed from one part to the next, tied presentation together 4. Audio/Visual Aides (3 points) Clear, supportive of scope/time/cost/procurement (WBS, schedule, cost, etc.), used smoothly, interesting, appropriate charts 5. Delivery Style (3 points) Well-paced, smooth flow, natural & easy use of notes, projected energy, proper volume & pitch, good posture, professional 6. Topic Content (16 points) Good coverage of project in terms of scope (4), time/schedule (4), cost/budget (4) and procurement (4). Thorough, balanced coverage and understandable within in time limits 7. Conclusion (3 points) Repeated key points (scope/time/cost/procurement), summarized presentation, brief, strong 8. Questions & Answers (3 points) Properly handled, able to respond appropriately, concise and direct, complete, appropriate 9. Professionalism (3 points) Properly dressed, professional manner / attitude Total Points (40 points) Comments: 3 ITEC411 Group Project Scenario – Fall 2019 Report & Presentation Due: 12/12 Project Presentations in Class: 12/16 @ 10:15am-12:15pm (section 001) 12/13 @ 12:30pm-2:30pm (section 002) Your group comprises the Information Technology Services department of Lager Theaters, a privately owned regional digital entertainment organization headquartered in Sparks, Maryland. Lager operates 227 movie theaters, with 734 screens and 152,000 seats, in 35 states. It recently completed a 2year project upgrading approximately 20% of its seats to large power recliners in all but 21 of its theaters (these 21 older theaters will require more extensive renovations - a separate project). The Chief Operating Officer of the company recently attended a large expo for the entertainment and hospitality industry where the latest technical gadgets were on display. On the Monday after her return, she called your team into her office. She was very excited about all the things she had seen and had a great idea to improve the customer’s experience at the Lager theaters. She said she wanted your group to implement some sort of “smart” kiosk / tablet like devices for each of the new recliner seats within the theaters. Once seated in the recliner, customers would be able to use the kiosk / tablet to order food and drink from concessions, pay by credit/debit card, request assistance from staff and perhaps complete questionnaires/surveys to provide feedback about the movies and the overall experience. The kiosk / tablets will need to be “rugged / hardened” to stand up to daily use and should also entertain customers by allowing them to participate in interactive games, trivia, and perhaps preview upcoming movies / shows. She tells you that the primary purpose of the kiosk / tablet is to improve the customer experience. She also indicates that market research shows that customers are likely to spend more at the theater with the increased flexibility and convenience. Your team thinks this is a great idea, but you have many questions. You want to know if this should be implemented in all theaters (that have recliners). She says it probably should be piloted first in a select number of theaters covering various geographical areas of the country. You want to know if the kiosk / tablets should be portable or stationary; she says I’m not sure, probably stationary. You want to know if the tablets should accept voice input, typed input, some sort of touch-screen menu-driven input, or a combination; she says she doesn’t care but it needs to easy to use. You ask if there would be any extra charge for the entertainment features of the kiosk / tablets or should it all be free? She says it depends - how much will it cost to do this? You ask if the kiosk / tablets should have direct internet access and she says she’s not sure. You have lots of other questions, but she is late for her tee time and says, “Look – I pay you folks to be the technology experts. I don’t know exactly how all this will work. All I know is that I want to give Lager customers the best experience possible. Figure out the best solution and put together a detailed project plan!” When she leaves, you look at each other and realize that this will be a complex project. You also realize that your group does not have the all technical expertise to solve all aspects of the project in-house and will have to procure a portion of the work. Fortunately, you all have excellent project management skills and are excited about the project. You cannot wait to get started! Giving Effective Presentations To Be Effective: Know your audience Organize your material Prepare appropriate materials Present ONLY necessary information Use graphics and visuals Make it professional Know Your Audience ◼ Purpose of presentation ◼ Level of understanding ◼ Be clear in the goal of presentation Organize Material ◼ Introduction – topic & presenters ◼ Overview of topic ◼ Details of your findings ◼ Results / conclusion / recap Put it on the slides! Prepare Appropriate Materials Text Illustrations ◼ Key points only ◼ Charts and graphs ◼ Understandable ◼ Handouts ◼ Consistent ◼ To support what is ◼ Use humor carefully being said Show Only Necessary Information ◼ Keep it simple and be consistent ◆ Use short, concise, meaningful, descriptive text & titles ◆ Limit number of fonts / sizes ◆ Use italics, boldface, underlining and color for emphasis (don’t over do it) ◼ Use visuals for illustration ◆ Present a single concept in each visual Don’t Do This PowerPoint is a software program which automates the process of creating slides for presentations. Beautiful presentations can be created to help you get ahead in school or work (or both). It has been on the market for many years and is used widely. Educational institutions are teaching their students to use PowerPoint because it is so popular in the workplace and they want their students to become successful. Have any of you actually read down this far? Why? You will have lost track of what the speaker is saying by now. Use Graphics and Visuals ◼ Picture is worth a thousand words… ◼ Provide source/citation for visual ◼ Use scale or object to indicate size ◼ Eliminate distracting backgrounds ◼ Provide title for visual Example of a Graph Smart Electronics, Inc. 2011 Sales by Region (Thousands of $$$) 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 East West North 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Quarter ( Smart Inc., 2011) Other Two ways to jazz up your presentation: Sound Don’t over do it! URL URL Links ◼ ◼ Be prepared for technical difficulty Include snapshots: Make It Professional ◼ Be conversational - do not read ◼ Speak clearly ◼ Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse ◼ Relax ! Summary - To Be Effective ◼ Know your audience ◼ Organize material ◼ Present ONLY necessary information ◼ Use graphics and visuals ◼ Keep it simple and be consistent ◼ Make it professional Any Questions? XXX Project Cost Estimate Prepared by: Date: Note: Change the WBS items and other entries to meet your project needs. Also make sure the formulas work properly based on the data you enter. # Units/Hrs. Cost/Unit/Hr. WBS Items 1. Project Management 1.1 Project manager 960 $100 1.2 Project team members 1920 $75 Contractors (10% of software development and testing) 2. Hardware 2.1 Handheld devices 100 $600 2.2 Servers 4 $4,000 3. Software 3.1 Licensed software 100 $200 3.2 Software development* 4. Testing (10% of total hardware and software costs) 5. Training and Support 5.1 Trainee cost 100 $500 5.2 Travel cost 12 $700 5.3 Project team members 1920 $75 6. Reserves (20% of total estimate) Total project cost estimate * See software development estimate Subtotals WBS Level 1 Totals % of Total $306,300 20% $76,000 5% $614,000 40% $69,000 $202,400 5% 13% $253,540 $1,521,240 17% $96,000 $144,000 $66,300 $60,000 $16,000 $20,000 $594,000 $69,000 $50,000 $8,400 $144,000 $253,540 * Software development Contractor labor estimate Project team member estimate Total labor estimate Function point estimate External inputs External interface files External outputs External queries Logical internal tables Total function points Java 2 languange equivalency value Source lines of code (SLOC) estimate Productivity *KSLOC^Penalty (person months) Total labor hours (160 hours/month) Cost/labor hour ($120/hour) Total software development estimate 3000 1920 $150 $75 Quantity Conversion Factor 10 4 3 7 3 5 3 4 6 10 30.27 4,842.55 $120 581,106 $450,000 $144,000 $594,000 Function Points 40 21 15 12 60 148 46 6,808 Project Charter Project Title: Project Start Date: Budget Information: Projected Finish Date: Project Manager: Name, phone, e-mail Project Objectives: Main Project Success Criteria: Approach: Roles and Responsibilities Role Name Organization/ Position Contact Information Sign-off: (Signatures of all above stakeholders. Can sign by their names in table above.) Comments: (Handwritten or typed comments from above stakeholders, if applicable) Purchase answer to see full attachment

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