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UMUC IFSM300 HAIRCUT CASE STUDY STAGE 5

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Question;Before you begin this;assignment, be sure you;1.;Read the ?UMUC;Haircuts Case Study? & review ?Walmart Example.?;2.;Review the;process you identified in stage one and your instructor?s feedback on all;previous assignments.;Overview of Outline of Next Steps for UMUC Hair;Cuts;For your Stage Case;Study1, you identified a strategy for competitive advantage anda business;process that you would improve through the application of technology to a;business process for UMUC Haircuts.;For your Stage 2, you identified a proposed IT solution to improve that business process. Your research included planning for IT and;business resources, identifying solution;components, and identifying ways the;new technology would improve the;business process and support the;strategy for competitive analysis. Modeling the AS IS and TO BE Processes;helped identify the steps in the business process you are improving for UMUC;Haircuts.;In Stage 3, you evaluated IT considerations as to their role and importance to the proposed IT solution to be implemented;to improve the business process for UMUC Haircuts.;In Stage 4, you prepared an Executive Briefingof your findings, including;project management, the system development life cycle, and change management.;In Stage 5, you will prepare an annotated outline of the next steps in;the Implementation of Your Information Technology Solution which also includes;next steps in the areas of project management;the system development life cycle;and change management.;Outline;of Next Steps for UMUC Haircuts;Following your presentation of your Stage 4 project;the owner of UMUC Haircuts has decided to move ahead and implement your;proposed solution. Prior to beginning;the project, the owner has asked you to prepare an outline explaining the next;steps. For this assignment, you will;develop an annotated outline that identifies the next steps to implement the;solution described in Stages 2-4, addressing a number of areas such as project;management, system development life cycle, change management, etc.;Resources;Annotated Outline;An annotated outline provides the basic;information in full sentences, but in outline form rather than in;paragraph form.;?;In this case, you will;address each aspect of the next steps to be taken to implement your technology;solution.;?;You should provide all;of the important facts, without the expanded discussions used in full;papers.;?;Each of the topics in;the assignment list should be explained as they apply to your proposed;technology solution and to UMUC Haircuts.;?;Use a few sentences for;each topic and provide information specific to your solution.;Outline Resources;Create a document outline in Word from Microsoft;http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/create-a-document-outline-RZ006105145.aspx?section=1;Information for creating outlines in all versions of;WORD;http://web.archive.org/web/20121015174117/http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-use-word-2010s-outline-view.html;You Tube: How;To Create an Outline in Microsoft Word;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfu1AnJappg;An outline example.(Please note that full sentences are required for;this assignment): It is recommended that you use no more than 3 levels for;clarity. Use Roman Numerals for the;highest level entries. Using the;automatic outlining format in Word will help;Additional Concepts;?;To address all aspects of the assignment, you;should look back at the Case Study to see how the process to improve was being;done before the implementation of the IT solution.;?;Then review your process models to see how you;expected the process to be improved with technology;?;Review your proposed solution thinking about how;it will be introduced into the business in the Case Study and what changes may;be needed.;?;Each of these is defined in the assignment;instructions. These are also areas for which;you may want or need to do some external research;?;Business;Process Changes -how the business process(es) will need to change once your technology;solution is implemented;?;Employee;Training -;Identify;and explain employee training in relationship to proposed solution using course;vocabulary and concepts.;?;Leadership;Expectations ? Management?s expectations on how process will run once implemented.;?;Defining;Success -state the;indications of success for your proposed solution demonstrating understanding;of course solutions and concepts.;Assignment: UMUC Haircuts Stage 5;Your annotated outline should address the;next steps in each of the following areas that UMUC Haircuts will take to;implement your technology solution;I.;Project;Description;A.;VERY brief description of proposed technology;solution;1.;Strategy for competitive advantage;2.;Business process to be improved;3.;Description of proposed;technology solution, including such things as, the type of system, the name of;any primary software to be used, whether the system is operated locally or;remotely, etc.;B.;IT;Components needed to implement the project;1.;Major hardware employed;2.;Software needed to implement project;3.;Facility Requirements;4.;Telecommunication needs;C.;Business resources need to;complete the project.;1.;It Skills & Services;2.;Business/Managerial Resources;II.;Project Management;A.;Scope;B.;Schedule;C.;Human resource management;D. Financial resource management;E. Deliverables;III.;System Development Life Cycle (all phases and;how they apply to your solution);A. System;Investigation;B. System;Analysis;C. System Design;D.;Programming;E. Testing;F.;Implementation;G. Operations;and Maintenance;IV.;Business Process Changes (how the business process(es) will need to;change once your technology solution is implemented);V.;Employee Training (training that employees;will need to use the new system effectively, and how it will be conducted);VI.;Leadership Expectations (the owner?s;expectations of how the project will be managed and what it will produce);VII.;Defining Success (what will be ?measured? to;determine if the process has been improved, and if the business strategy and;objectives are being met);VIII.;References;Provide at least one external;resource (NOTE: two or more external;resources are required to receive all possible points) in your paper on an area;of your choice. An external resource is;a resource other than those provided in;the class or text book. Incorporate;a properly formatted APA citation in the text of your document. Then, place an APA style list;of resources in this section.;Additional Instructions;Formatting: Stage Five;Next Steps submission.;For academic writing, the writer is expected to write in;the third person. In third person, the writer avoids the pronouns I, we, my;and our. The third person is used to make the writing more objective by taking;the individual, the ?self,? out of the writing. This method is very helpful for;academic writing, a form in which facts, not opinion, drive the tone of the;text. Writing in the third person allows the writer to come across as unbiased;and thus more informed.;?;Write a short concise outline: 3-4;double spaced pages of content.;?;Use at least one external resources with APA formatted citation and;reference;?;Include a title page and a reference page.;?;Make sure all;entries in your annotated outline are complete sentences.;?;If you need to use multiple sentences for an entry, use the outline format;and list them individually.;?;Compare your final work to the rubric to be sure you have met content and;quality criteria.;?;Submit your paper as a Word document, or a document that can be read in;Word.;?;Your submission should include your last name first in the filename: Lastname_firstname_Stage _5;Formatting Note;How to Double-Space an Outline;Type your entire outline then, highlight all of the;text;Right-click to get a content sensitive help menu;Select paragraph;Choose the Line Spacing Section ? Selection ?double?;The;right" and "wrong" answers have to do with whether or;not you correctly incorporated the concepts from the course and addressed all;areas of the assignment. Your ?next steps? must be defined specifically;forUMUC Haircuts, addressing its;operation and its environment and your technology solution. Use the Rubric below to be sure you have;covered all aspects.;Case;Study, Stage 5 Rubric: Outline of Next Steps;Criteria;90-100%;Far Above Standards;80-89%;Above Standards;70-79%;Meets Standards;60-69% Below;Standards;< 60% Well Below Standards;Possible Points;Project;Description;9-10 Points;Concise, complete and accurate description of;proposed technology solution includes strategy, process, IT components and;business resources, and is provided using course vocabulary and written in;third person.;8 Points;Brief and concise description of proposed;technology solution includes strategy, process, IT components, and business;resources and is provided using course vocabulary and written in third;person.;7 Points;Brief but adequate description of proposed;technology solution is provided and includes strategy, process, IT components;and business resources.;6 Points;Proposed technology solution description may be lengthy or;inadequate.;0-5 Points;Project not described or description cannot be understood;10;Project;Management;18-20 Points;This section includes a clear and;complete discussion of scope, schedule, human and financial resource manage-ment;and deliver-ables, is clearly aligned to case study and technology solution;demon-strates thorough understand-ing of project manage-ment course;vocabulary and concepts, analysis and critical thinking.;16-17 Points;This section includes a clear;discussion of scope, schedule, human and financial resource management, and;deliverables, is aligned to the case study and technology solution;demonstrates understanding of project management course vocabulary and;concepts, analysis and critical thinking.;14-15 Points;The major components of project;manage-ment are described and are appropriate to the case study and the;proposed solution.;12-13 Points;The components of project manage-ment are partially;covered and/or are somewhat appropriate to the case study project, and may be;lacking in demon-stration of understand-ing of course concepts, analysis;and/or critical thinking.;0-11 Points;Project manage-ment compon-ents not included, very few;details provided, or are not applied to the case study project.;20;System;Develop-;ment Life;Cycle (SDLC);18-20 Points;The seven phases of the SDLC;(system investiga-tion, analysis, design, program-ing, testing, implement-ation;and operations & mainten-ance) are thoroughly covered and well aligned to;the proposed solution, and clearly demon-strates an understand-ing of course;vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.;16-17 Points;The seven phases of the SDLC;(system investigation, analysis, design, programming, testing;implementation, and operations & maintenance) are well covered and;aligned to the proposed solution, and demonstrates understanding of course;vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.;14-15 Points;The seven phases of the SDLC;(system investiga-tion, analysis, design, program-ing, testing, implement-ation;and operations & mainten-ance) are included and adequately aligned to the;proposed solution and the case study.;12-13 Points;All seven phases of the SDLC are not covered, and/or;explana-tions are not aligned to the proposed solution, may be lacking in;demonstra-tion of understand-ing of course concepts, analysis, and/or;critical thinking.;0-11;Points;SDLC not included, is incorrectly addressed, or demon-strates;little effort.;20;Business;Process;Changes;9-10 Points;The business process changes are;fully explained and well aligned to the proposed solution and appropriate to;the case study, clearly demon-strates an understand-ing of course vocabulary;and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.;8 Points;The business process changes are;explained and are appropriate to the proposed solution and to the case study;and demonstrate understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis;and critical thinking.;7 Points;The business process changes are;appropriate to the proposed solution and the case study.;6 Points;The business process changes are somewhat appropriate;to the proposed solution and/or the case study.;0-5 Points;Business process changes are not addressed correctly or;are not appropriate to the proposed solution and/or the case study.;10;Employee;Training;5 Points;Training plan is described in;full, includes training employees require to use the system effectively and;how it will be delivered, is well aligned to the proposed solution and to the;case study and clearly demon-strates a thorough understand-ing of course;vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.;4 Points;Training plan is described;includes training employees require to use the system effectively and how it;will be delivered, is appropriate to;the proposed solution and to the case study and demonstrates an understanding;of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.;3.5 Points;Training plan includes training;employees require to use the system effectively and how it will be delivered;is appropriate to the proposed solution and to the case study.;3;Points;Training described includes some of training required;and/or how it will be delivered, is somewhat appropriate to the proposed;solution and/or case study.;0-2;Points;Training is not addressed or is not appropriate to the;proposed solution and/or case study.;5;Leadership;Expectations;5 Points;Leadership expecta-tions includethe;owner?s expecta-tions of how the project will be managed and what it will;produce are thoroughly described and are;well aligned to the proposed solution and to the case study, clearly demon-strates;a very good understand-ing of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and;critical thinking.;4 Points;Leadership expectations includethe;owner?s expectations of how the project will be managed and what it will;produce are explained and are appropriate;to the proposed solution and to the case study, demonstrates an understanding;of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.;3.5 Points;Leadership expecta-tions coverthe;owner?s expecta-tions of how the project will be managed and what it will;produce and are appropriate to the;proposed solution and to the case study.;3;Points;Leadership expecta-tions include some of the owner?s;expecta-tions of how the project will be managed and/or what it will produce;are somewhat appropriate to the proposed solution and/or the case study.;0-2;Points;Leadership expecta-tions are not addressed or are not;appropriate to the proposed solution and/or the case study.;5;Defining;Success;5 Points;This section provides several;fully described measures of success (what will be;measured to determine if the process has been improved, and if the business;strategy and objectives are being met), measures are clearly aligned to the;strategy, the process, the case study and the proposed solution, and clearly demonstrates an;understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical;thinking.;4 Points;This section provides several;measures of success (what will be measured to determine if the;process has been improved, and if the business strategy and objectives are;being met), measures are aligned to the strategy, the process, the case study;and the proposed solution;and demonstrates understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis;and critical thinking.;3.5 Points;Definition of success for the;proposed solution is measurable and appropriate to the solution and the case;study.;3;Points;Definition of success for the proposed technology;solution is not measurable, and/or is somewhat appropriate for the solution;and/or the case study.;0-2;Points;Definition of success is not provided, does not include;any measure-able attributes, or is not appropriate to the proposed solution;and/or the case study.;5;External;Research;9-10 Points;Two or more sources other than the;course material are incorpor-ated and used effectively. Sources used are;relevant and timely and contribute to the analysis and support;conclusions.;References are appropri-ately incorpor-ated and;cited using APA style.;8 Points;At least one source other than the;course material is incorporated and used effectively. References are appropriately incorporated;and cited using APA style.;7 Points;At least one external resource is used and;properly incorpor-ated. Reference is cited using APA style.;6 Points;A source other than the textbook may be used, but is not properly;incorpor-ated or used and/or is not effective or appropriate, and/or does not follow APA style for references and;citations.;0-5;Points;No external research incorpor-ated, or reference listed;is not cited within the text.;10;Outline;Format;14-15 Points;Outline is profession-ally presented using;sophisti-cated writing (written in third person using full sentences) and is;very well organized. Very few or no errors, demon-strates correct sentence;structure, grammar, and spelling.;12-13 Points;Outline reflects effective;organization, full sentences are used, may have few errors in sentence;structure, grammar, and spelling, presented in a professional format.;10-11 Points;Outline is organized, full;sentences are used, may have some errors in sentence structure, grammar and;spelling.;9 Points;Outline is not well organized, full sentences are not;used, and/or contains several grammar and/or spelling errors.;0-8 Points;Paper is not in annotated outline format, outline is;extremely poorly written and/or does not convey the inform-ation.;15;TOTAL Points Possible;100

 

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