Augmented Reality System Case Study
The Top Down Estimate approach that best suites the Augmented Reality System is a Use Case Point estimate. Since the scope of this project only includes a single warehouse rollout, a Use Case Point estimate is able to closely predict the tasks and actors needed to implement a single instance. A percentage of total revenue estimate would be unreliable as it projects a complete system rollout for all warehouses. In addition, the chosen warehouse for implementation does not generate revenue as it’s an operational expense so a percentage of revenue cannot be taken. After using a Use Case Point estimate, the total cost of implementation is $524,800. See Appendix 1 and 2 for more details of the estimate.
The Augmented Reality System inherently comes with a handful of risks due to the nature of the new technology and the cutting-edge vision. These risks include,
Integration Capability with ERP
Lack of Executive Support
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For this project specifically, this includes, the Augmented Reality hardware that is new to the market, the associated software, and a lack of vendors/consultants that have firm methodologies or understandings of a customized AR system. The appropriate response type for this risk is to transfer as their are a few qualified vendors that have a better understanding of Augmented Reality Platforms than an e-Commerce company. One capable vendor is Qualcomm’s Vuforia platform which offers three features, seeing and hearing in 3D, localization and 3D mapping, and scene understanding that matches our requirements for the system. The contingency plan for this risk if the vendor partnership falls through is to partner with industry leading IT consulting companies to create an implementation plan using their