It Decision Paper

3188 Words Nov 20th, 2015 13 Pages
Rusty Rims IT Decision Paper Assignment
Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the “Rusty Rims Wheels Case Study,” any feedback on your proposed IT project from your ITSP Part 2 assignment, and the previously assigned chapters in the textbook.
Purpose of this Assignment
This assignment gives you the opportunity to apply the course concepts to develop an IT Decision Paper to explain and defend an IT project at Rusty Rims Distribution Company (RR). This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:

Apply best practices in information technology management and governance to make, defend, and justify an IT decision.

IT Decision Paper for Your Proposed IT Project
For your
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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 Decision Paper. Use the numbering and headings shown below.
1. Project Description – In two or three sentences, describe the IT project you proposed for RR in
Part 2 of your ITSP. Describe what major function(s) the system would perform and who would use it. (Do not provide a technical description with hardware, software, etc.)
2. Strategic Alignment – In a short paragraph, explain how the proposed project aligns to the business strategic objectives in Part 1 of your ITSP, and how the proposed project aligns to the
IT strategies in Part 2 of your ITSP. Your proposed project must be aligned directly with at least one business strategic objective and one IT strategy shown in your ITSP.
3. IT Portfolio Alignment – Briefly explain where this project fits into the IT Portfolio roadmap you included in Part 2 of your ITSP. What functional area does it support? Where should it be included in the timeline – i.e., should it take priority or be done before another project in the IT



4. IT Architecture – Briefly explain how this project fits in with other systems in place or in development at RR. Explain

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