Wk 3/4/5/6 assignments | BSA515 Acquisition, Development And Implementation Of Is | University of Phoenix

Wk 3 Discussion – Evaluating Suppliers Due:6/17/2020

Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students. 

Due Thursday 

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

Research and discuss criteria to evaluate IT suppliers and contracts. What are the most important things you think must be considered? How might you use this information in your organization or an organization at which you would like to work?

Due Monday 

Reply to at least 2 of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

Wk 3 – Contract Plan and Milestones

  1. For this assignment, you will continue working as IT manager on the business plan for the new HWE Accessories website.

    Part 1: Contract Plan
    Complete the Contract Plan Template to use a third party for the new website.

    Customize the template to fit the needs of HWE Accessories. Include the following:

    • Evaluation and selection process
    • Contract management
    • Vendor risk and relationship management
    • Software escrow
    • Software licensing
    • Part 2: Project Milestones
      Review your project plan from Wk 2.

      Add project milestone dates and dependencies to your tasks and subtasks.

      Write a 1- to 2-page summary of your project milestones and dependencies. Include answers to the following questions:

    • How will you know if your project is on track?
    • What will you do if a task or subtask is not proceeding on time?
    • What criteria besides time may be used to measure the project’s success?
    • Submit your assignment.

Wk 4 Discussion – Acquisition Practices

Due Thursday 

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

Examine and discuss the important considerations when deciding to build or buy an information system. Use examples from your own research or experience in your answer. In your discussion, explain in detail why most businesses choose to purchase office automation systems.

Due Monday 

Reply to at least 2 of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

Wk 4 – Project Controls and Testing

  1. For this assignment, you will continue working as IT manager on the business plan for the new HWE Accessories website.

    Identify the control objectives and techniques that will ensure the completeness, accuracy, validity, and authorization of transactions and data for the new HWE Accessories website.

    Justify your decisions in a 1- to 2-page summary.

    Create a system testing document for the system, which should explain how the system will be tested. Include the following:

    • Black box testing
    • White box testing
    • Functional testing
    • Environment
    • Security testing
    • User acceptance testing (UAT)
    • Unit testing
    • Submit your summary and system testing document.

Wk 5 Discussion – Conversion and Migration Strategy

Due Thursday 

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

Imagine you are a project team leader and have been asked to develop a conversion and migration strategy. Create three conversion and migration tasks specific to a system implementation and discuss why those tasks are important for a successful implementation. 

Due Monday 

Reply to at least 2 of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

Wk 5 – Implementation Plan

  1. Your next step, as an IT manager developing a business plan for the new HWE Accessories website, is to make a plan for implementation.

    Write a 2- to 4-page implementation plan for the HWE Accessories website. Include the following:

    • Change over approach – how you plan to complete the project and fully transition
    • Data insertion and migration – how to migrate data to the new system and maintain data integrity, including related processes and tools
    • Configuration management – how to verify, maintain, and document the functional and physical characteristics of the project’s deliverables, including tools you recommend
    • Release process for updating the system – your plan for how system updates will be rolled out to users
    • Format any citations according to APA guidelines.

Wk 6 Discussion – Performance Measurement Practices

Due Thursday 

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words: 

Describe which phases of the systems development lifecycle should include a phase review. Provide a real-life example of a phase review from your own experience or that you have found from your own research.

Due Monday 

Reply to at least 2 of your classmates. Be constructive and professional in your responses.

Wk 6 – Post-Implementation Review

  1. Finalize your business plan for the new HWE Accessories website by incorporating your instructor’s feedback into a well-integrated, cohesive document, including all previous sections submitted in Wks 1–5.

    Additionally, create a 3- to 5-page post-implementation review plan. The plan must include the following:

    • How you will determine if project results are consistent with the business case
    • How to identify if project goals are attained
    • How to address stakeholder satisfaction
    • How to analyze project costs and benefits
    • How to identify future development needs
    • How you will document lessons learned
    • Format any citations according to APA guidelines.