IT 675 Milestone Two Rubric: Implementation Plan
The final project for this course is a two-part project: an executive presentation and a technical proposal. The final project presents a detailed scenario regarding the merger of two insurance companies. For the project, the student is positioned as the chief information officer (CIO) and is asked to lead an initiative to merge the data infrastructures of both insurance companies into a single consolidated data warehouse. For this milestone (due in Module Four), you will submit your implementation plan. Review the scenario for the final assessment. Using the scenario, develop this portion of the project plan. To meet requirements you should include four aspects in the implementation plan: 1) timeline, 2) resources, 3) training, and 4) security policy.
The following critical elements will be addressed in this submission:
|Critical Elements||Exemplary (100%)||Proficient (90%)||Needs Improvement (75%)||Not Evident (0%)||Value|
|Implementation Plan: Timeline||Meets “Proficient” criteria and timeline detail is focused around the key deliverables required to complete the warehouse or is exceptionally well defined in terms of milestone needs||Crafts a reasonable timeline for implementation||Crafts a timeline, but the timeline is not reasonable||Does not craft a timeline||20|
|Implementation Plan: Resources||Meets “Proficient” criteria and specific examples pertain to the individual organization||Identification of necessary resources is defended with specific examples and relevant explanations||Identification of necessary resources is defended, but lacks detail or explanations and examples are not relevant||Does not defend identification of necessary resources||20|
- Timeline: Include a reasonable timeline for implementation. Considerations include: Is there sufficient time between milestones? What milestones and key deliverables will be required to complete the data warehouse from start to finish?
- Resources: What resources will be required for implementing the warehouse? Will you use your local IT department or an external vendor? What are the approximate costs for this project? Why are the resources you have identified necessary? Provide examples to support your claims.
- Training: Propose a logical training plan for employees. Be sure to specify the level of training needs for various positions and explain your reasoning.
- Security Policy: Craft a policy for maintaining security that meets organization needs. Considerations include, but are not limited to: Who will have access to the data warehouse? Who will you work with to determine access rights for users? Will employees have access to the records from both companies?
Guidelines for Submission: Written components of projects must follow these formatting guidelines when applicable: double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and discipline-appropriate citations.
|Implementation Plan: Training||Meets “Proficient” criteria and training plan is catered to both organizations or is exceptionally well planned||Proposes a logical training plan for implementation that includes the reasoning behind the level of training needs for various positions||Proposes a training plan, but lacks detail around level of training needed or plan is not
entirely logical for implementation
|Does not propose a training plan||20|
|Implementation Plan: Security Policy||Meets “Proficient” criteria and policy meets organizational needs to the point of being ready for implementation||Submission includes a security policy that considers permission levels and access rights, and meets organizational needs||Submission includes a security policy that considers permission levels and access rights, but the
policy does not meet organizational needs
|Submission does not include a security policy that considers permission levels and access||20|
|Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, and organization, and is presented in a professional and easy-toread format||Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization||Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas||Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas||20|