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IT Strategic Plan




Question;Project Description: IT;Strategic Plan, Part 1;For the first assignment, in the document, you will present the information;in outline format: sections are labeled in the document (parts 1 -;4). For part 5, there is a table that is provided. IT Strategic Plan;Part 1;Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the;?Wobbly Wheels Case Study? and the;following chapters in the textbook: Chapters 8, 9, 12 and 14;(as assigned in class).;Purpose of this Assignment;This assignment gives you the opportunity to apply the;course concepts to begin development of an;Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) to support the;strategic direction of Wobbly Wheels;Distribution Company (WW). This assignment specifically;addresses the following course outcomes to;enable you to;?;identify, define, and explain the concepts of;information technology governance and;management;IT Strategic Plan for;Wobbly Wheels Distribution Company;Carol, the new CIO at WW, has asked you to write an IT;Strategic Plan that she can use to guide the;direction for her organization. The ITSP will be developed;in two parts. This assignment covers Part 1;Part 2 will be covered in the next class assignment.;Together, they will form an ITSP that has been;tailored to the course material covered in this class. You;may work for an organization that has an ITSP;and it would be a good idea for you to take a look at it;but it will likely be structured a little differently;from this one. Each organization develops an ITSP that will;work for them.;Assignment;You will develop Part 1 of the ITSP for Wobbly Wheels, using;the outline below. Each of the topics to be;included in your outline is covered in the textbook readings;assigned thus far, use the Index to locate;specific relevant portions of the text, and to locate;additional ideas that may be included in chapters not;yet assigned. In addition to the course materials, at least;one external resource (resource other than;those provided in the class) must be used. A separate;References page should be included. Remember;to use the APA formatting rules and correctly cite and;reference your sources with APA format. Use the;Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered everything.;Submit your paper as a Microsoft Word;document, or a document that can be read using Word, with;your last name included in the;filename.;Please use this outline to build your IT Strategic Plan. Use;the numbering and headings shown below.;Part One;1. Business Statement ? Summarize in one paragraph the;business of WW. Refer to Case Study.;2. Business Strategic Objectives - From the information in;the Case Study, list the three strategic;objectives. Next add a new strategic objective of your own -;one that you consider important to;the current and future health of WW?s business. It should be;a statement of how the;management team would improve the business of WW.;3. IT Vision and Mission Statement ? Write one paragraph;with a vision and mission statement for;the Information Technology Department at WW. Use what you;learn from the case study to;create your own idea for the vision statement, and use the;case study situation at WW to write;the mission statement for the IT department. Refer to;Chapter 9, Step 2 ?Define Your Future;Vision.? If you need help on a mission statement, do a;little research on the web, you will find;many examples of IT mission statements.;4. Governance ? Using the textbook and the case study;describe in two or three paragraphs how;the IT governance process should work for WW. Carol wants to;engage the other senior leaders;so include: who the participants are, what their roles are;(why they are members of the;governance body), what governance methodology should be;established, what responsibilities;the governance body would have, and how they would;prioritize IT projects. Refer to the Table;of Contents for the textbook, and look in the Index under G;? Governance for multiple resources;in the textbook.;5. Inventory of Current IT Projects ? Using the information;in the Case Study, you will use the table;provided to describe the current systems in use and the IT;resources allocated to their support.;Copy and complete the table below, creating additional rows;as needed to cover all current;systems at WW, then write a brief introductory paragraph to;the table. The paragraph should;come first in your ITSP, to explain what the table is;providing. Refer to the Index of the textbook;I ? IT Portfolio Management/Inventory of Projects.;Current System Function/ Description Strategic Goal aligned;to Business unit/department;Business Benefits IT Resources;(people, equipment);The "right" and "wrong;answers have to do with whether or not you correctly incorporated the course concepts;from the textbook and addressed all parts of the assignment. You need to do;some externalresearch on at least one aspect of the assignment - your choice -;and incorporate it and cite/reference it in APA format in your response. The;content of the mission and vision statements you create is not as important as;that it makes sense in light of the course content and the Case Study. Use the;Rubric below to be sure you have covered all aspects of the assignment.Using the case provided, analyze the business environment;described to develop Part 1 of an IT Strategic Plan. Identify the business?;strategic objectives, develop an IT mission and vision for the organization, describe;an appropriate governance process, and provide an inventory of the;organization?s current IT projects. Your analysis will be presented in a short;paper that follows the outline provided, using Microsoft Word, or in a format;that can be read using MS Word


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