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The Wireless Technology Company (WTC)- course project




Question;Objectives;The objective of the project is to;recommend a wireless solution for a sporting goods company. This is an;individual project. You will be required to submit two assignments for the;project. Because of this, you may need to spend additional time and effort in;Week 3 to produce the proposal which will form the basis for your project.;Plan on utilizing the Writing;Source, available under Student Resources under the Course Home tab on the;left, or make use of the official style guide entitled, Writing the Research;Paper: A Handbook, 6th edition, by Anthony C. Winkler and Jo Ray McCuen.;This handbook includes information on the following styles: APA, MLA, CEE, CMS;and Columbia Online (ISBN - 1413001785).;Scenario: The Wireless Technology;Company (WTC), a company that assists organizations and businesses with issues;involving network planning and design, has hired you as a consultant. The;Athlete?s Shack (TAS) is a chain of sporting goods stores. Because TAS has;grown in popularity, it now has 10 stores in the area. TAS is considering;implementing a wireless technology that will link all of its stores through;wireless broadband service, installing WLANs in each store, and providing its;employees with iPads for better customer service. TAS is unsure how to start this;process. They have asked WTC for help, and WTC has turned to you.;Create a technical;detailed-oriented report for TAS that explains the process of the project. The;format of your technical paper should be based on the following;Table of Contents;The Table of Contents is a key tool.;Use it to format and organize your paper. You can use the headings below as the;main sections of your paper. If you are unfamiliar with the Table of Contents;utility in MS Word, check out the video in the Hub Writing Center, located;under the Student Resources tab.;Executive Summary;The Executive Summary includes the;specific findings of the research in a short format optimized for a quick read;by decision makers. It gives an overview of the organization and summarizes the;findings.;Assessment;Evaluate the needs of the business.;Identify and clearly state the problems and issues. If there appears to be more;than one problem or issue, decide if they are separate or related issues. What;are the problems that you are tasked with solving? Provide a detailed analysis;of the causes of the problem or issue. Be sure the causes you identify relate;directly to the problem or issue. Discuss the concepts, ideas, and insights;that are most valuable in helping you make sense of your project. Cite all;sources.;Solution;Explore the solutions appropriate to;solve the identified problems or issues. Be sure the solutions are logical and;based on your analysis. The solutions should effectively treat the problem, not;the symptoms. Also, discuss the anticipated outcomes (both positive and;negative) of implementing each of the possible solutions you identified.;Describe exactly what should be done and how it should be done, including by;whom, with whom, and in what sequence. Be specific about your recommended;solution and implementation.;Diagrams;A picture is worth a thousand words;especially when you are describing a network solution. Diagrams should add;value and not simply take up space.;References;List all references used in your;paper. All references must be cited in two places: within the text and on the;reference list. Choose references judiciously and cite them accurately. Refer;to Writing the Research Paper or use the videos in the Hub Writing;Center, located under the Student Resources Tab, to understand how to cite;sources appropriately.;Guidelines;The report should consist of 10-15 pages (280?300 words;per page, except for Charts, Drawings, and/or Spreadsheets).Use a 10 point font, double spaced, and include a cover;page, table of contents, introduction, body of the report, summary or;conclusion, and works cited.Submit your work in a Microsoft Word document, via the;appropriate dropbox.Do not submit your report in Acrobat PDF format.;Even though this is not a scientific writing assignment;and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. At;least ten authoritative, outside references are required (articles and web;pages with anonymous authors are not acceptable). These should be listed;on the Works Cited page.Appropriate citations are required.All Policies are in;effect, including the plagiarism policy.Papers are due in Week 7.Any questions about this paper can be discussed in the;weekly Q & A Forum.This paper is worth 200 total points and will be graded;on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of;citations, grammar, and sentence structure.Milestones;Project Proposal - Due Week 3;Final Report - Due Week 7;Best Practices;The following are best practices in;preparing this paper.;Cover Page;Include who you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date.Table of Contents;List the main ideas and sections of the paper and the pages where they are;located. Illustrations should be included separately.Executive Summary:Use;a header on your paper. This will indicate that you are introducing the;paper.An;Executive Summary is an overview. The purpose is to summarize the key points of;your paper for readers, saving them time and preparing them for the upcoming;content. You should also include your recommendation in the Executive Summary.;Think of the Executive Summary as an advance organizer for the reader. Above;all else, an executive summary has to be clear and concise. It is always a good;idea to wait until the paper is written to write the Executive Summary.;Body of the Report;Use a header with the name of the project. An example is, "The;Upgrade of The Athlete's Shack: A World Class Company". Proceed to;break out the main ideas: State the main ideas, the major points of each;idea, and provide evidence. Show some type of division, such as separate;labeled sections, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers. Include the;information you found during your research and investigation.References;Use the citation format specified in the Syllabus.Additional hints on preparing the;best possible project follow.;Apply a three-step process to writing: plan, write, and;complete.Prepare an outline of the research paper before going;forward.Complete a first draft and then go back to edit;evaluate, and make any changes required.Use visual communication to further clarify and support;the written part of the report. Examples include graphs, diagrams;photographs, flowcharts, maps, drawings, animation, video clips;pictograms, tables, and Gantt charts.


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