Proposal requirements ￼
you will develop a comprehensive and professional project proposal in which you identify a real-world problem and propose an IT solution. Innovation is key, so strive to create a unique solution or solve a pressing problem. You should envision yourself writing this proposal for key stakeholders, including those who would benefit from the proposed solution. The essence of the problem and technological solution should be clear enough for a development team to complete implementation of the project with minimal guidance. The proposal should exhibit graduate-level writing, using APA style when appropriate.
The following sections must be included in your project proposal. However, you are not limited to including only this information:
1. Problem Statement: Analyze the problem you identified and explain why the problem is significant.
2. Overview of Solution: Provide a clear, high-level description of your proposed solution. The solution should use innovative ideas and apply emerging technologies where appropriate (collaboration tools, social media, cloud-based technology, mobile technology, virtualization, etc.).
• Describe the operating environment including any existing technology that is used now. How will the proposed solution replace, enhance, or be integrated with the existing system or environment?
• Propose an adoption plan that supports the successful implementation of the technological solution within current processes, architecture, and environment.
• Explain the methodology, strategy, or approach you plan to use to develop your proposed solution. Your approach could include agile methodologies, creating prototypes, using traditional project management strategies, and so on. This section should also include frameworks and standards such as NIST, ISO, IEEE, and COBIT, if applicable.
• Identify risks that can impact the success of your project and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies.
4. Tools: Describe the tools and technologies you plan to use to develop your solution, addressing data security, systems, networks, and other IT components in the design. Consider virtualization, cloud technologies, integrated development environments, collaborative tools, project management software, software programming languages, simulation environments, etc.
5. Requirements: Document functional, security, and performance requirements for your project at a high level. In addition, identify gaps between any existing systems and the existing operating environment, and the environment and system that you plan to create.
6. Compliance (if appropriate): Identify any standards, regulations, or laws with which your project must be in compliance. For example, if applicable to your project, consider FERPA, HIPAA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, etc.
1. Project Design
2. Project Implementation: If you implemented your project, describe the implementation. If your project was not implemented, how would you implement it?
3. Project Test Plans and Results: If you implemented and tested your project, describe how you tested your project. If your project was not implemented or tested, how would you test it?
4. Recommendations for Future Enhancements
5. Appendix: Supporting Evidence of Project Implementation: Include your supporting documents in this section. For example, your screenshots or user manual should be included here.