Green Computing Research Project Essay

1694 Words May 14th, 2012 7 Pages
Intro: You are working for We Are Big, Inc., an international firm with over 100,000 employees located in several different countries. A strategic goal is to help improve the environment while increasing revenues and reducing costs. The Environmental Technologies Program just started, and the VP of Operations, Natalie, is the program sponsor. Ito is the program manager, and there is a steering committee made up of ten senior executives, including Natalie, overseeing the program. There are several projects underneath this program, one being the Green Computing Research Project. The CIO and project sponsor, Ben, has given this project high priority and plans to hold special interviews to hand-pick the project manager and team. Ben is …show more content…
Ben thought some type of decision support model would make sense to help collect and analyze the project ideas. You are expected to tap into resources available from the Environmental Technologies Program, but you will need to include some of those resources in your project budget. Ben mentioned that he knew there had already been some research done on increasing the use of telecommuting. Ben also showed you examples of what he considered to be good research reports. You notice that his examples are very professional, with a lot of charts and references, and most are 20-30 pages long, single-spaced. Ben has also shown you examples of good formal project proposals for We Are Big, Inc., and you are surprised to see how detailed they are, as well. They often reference other research and include a detailed business case.
Task 1. Document requirements and list of questions … discuss to the best of your ability. Must include a Requirements Traceability Matrix-template provided and list of questions to ask the sponsor. Then start Task 2 on a new page.
Task 2. Develop scope statement based on template… Make assumptions as needed … discuss to the best of your ability. Then start Task 3 on a new page.
Task 3. Read the instructions in Task 3. Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) and discuss to the best of your ability. Then start Task 4 on a new page.
Task 4. Use WBS from above and develop a Gantt chart ….insert the Gant

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