Information Systems

GG Freightways (GGFRT) IT Strategic Plan, Half 1

Sooner than you begin this activity, guarantee you’ll have study the “GG Freightways Case Analysis” and the entire course content material materials from Weeks 1 and a pair of.

Goal of this Activity

This activity offers you the possibility to make use of the course concepts to start out enchancment of an Information Know-how Strategic Plan (ITSP) to assist the strategic path of GG Freightways (GGFRT). This activity notably addresses the subsequent course outcomes to let you:

· decide, define, and make clear the concepts of information know-how governance and administration

IT Strategic Plan for GG Freightways

Lance, the model new CIO at GGFRT, has requested you to place in writing an IT Strategic Plan that he can use to data the trail for his group. The ITSP may be developed in two parts. This activity covers Half 1; Half 2 may be coated inside the subsequent class activity. Collectively, they will form an ITSP that has been tailored to the course supplies coated on this class. Chances are high you will work for an organization that has an ITSP, and it will likely be an excellent suggestion with the intention to check out it, nevertheless it might likely be structured barely in any other case from this one. Each group develops an ITSP that may work for them.

Activity

You will develop Half 1 of the ITSP for GG Freightways (GGFRT), using the outline below. Each of the issues to be included in your outline is roofed inside the course content material materials readings assigned so far. Together with the course provides, a minimal of two exterior sources (sources other than these provided inside the class) needs to be used. Two or further cited references will earn prime credit score rating. Use a separate References internet web page to document merely the references you’ll have cited. Consider to make use of the APA formatting tips and precisely cite and reference your sources with APA format. Use the Grading Rubric to make sure you’ll have coated all of the items.

Please use this outline to assemble your IT Strategic Plan. Use the numbering and headings confirmed below.

Half One

1. Enterprise Assertion – Summarize in a single paragraph, in your particular person phrases, the enterprise of GGFRT. Embrace the areas of the company/terminals/maintenance facilities, fleet information/particulars (breakdown), and current/future financial native climate/targets (with value monetary financial savings). Talk about with Case Analysis.

2. Enterprise Strategic Targets – Throughout the Case Analysis, the administration workers has acknowledged three (three) new strategic targets. Using the subsequent desk (copy/paste it into your activity), Report/completely state the three (three) targets, then, in your particular person phrases, in full sentences, add a fast clarification to each one. Subsequent add a model new strategic objective of your particular person – one that you just simply ponder important to the current and future properly being of GGFRT’s enterprise. Throughout the clarification (for the model new objective solely), it additionally wants so as to add a press launch of how the administration workers would improve the enterprise of GGFRT. It could be certainly one of many three federal/state legal guidelines that the company needs to remain in compliance with, or a model new one that you just simply choose. Write a fast introductory paragraph earlier to the desk. The paragraph ought to come first sooner than your desk, to elucidate what the desk is providing.

The format below must be used for the presentation of this half:

Enterprise Strategic Purpose (BSO) (enter no 1, 2, three, 4 solely)

Completely State the Purpose (from the case study); for the model new objective, it mustn’t deal with IT.

Clarification (in your particular person phrases for each BSO; for the model new objective solely, moreover incorporate how the administration workers would use the model new objective to improve the enterprise of GGFRT. None must deal with any relationship to to utilize of IT

1

2

three

4 (new objective)

three. IT Mission and IT Imaginative and prescient Statements – Write two transient paragraphs with separate IT mission and IT imaginative and prescient statements for the Information Know-how Division at GGFRT. Label one “a. IT Mission Assertion:” and one “b. IT Imaginative and prescient Assertion:”. The format must be:

a. IT Mission Assertion: (acknowledged in full sentences)

b. IT Imaginative and prescient Assertion: (acknowledged in full sentences)

Use what you be taught from the case study to create your particular person idea for the IT Mission Assertion (current IT targets) and use the case study state of affairs at GGFRT to place in writing the IT Imaginative and prescient Assertion for the IT division (future IT targets). (These must be regular statements from the IT Division’s perspective and by no means phrase explicit strategies being deliberate for the near, or long-term future and regular agency operations).

Talk about with the course provides on mission and imaginative and prescient, considerably the finding out on “Making a Future Imaginative and prescient for the Chief Information Officer”. Must you want help on a mission assertion, do some evaluation on the web; you may see many examples of IT mission statements.

4. IT Governance – Using the course content material materials provides and the case study, describe, following the format below for each half, how the IT governance course of must work for GGFRT. Lance needs to work together the alternative senior leaders, so embody:

a. who the members are,

b. what each of their roles are on the governance board (why each is a member of the governance physique, not their regular roles inside the agency),

c. what explicit governance methodology must be established/justification (i.e. COBIT, ITIL, and so forth.; paperwork in quite a few weeks’ content material materials), discussing your various primarily based totally on duties/case study

d. what regular duties the governance physique would have, and

e. how they’d prioritize IT duties to include (1) prioritization software program, (2) regular requirements that is being considered for determining enterprise significance, explicit strategies being deliberate should not be well-known as a result of the priority).

Talk about with the course provides on governance, and you should complement these paperwork with exterior evaluation. IT Governance methodologies are coated in Week 5’s course content material materials.

5. Inventory of Current IT Strategies – Using the information inside the Case Analysis, you will use the desk provided to elucidate the current strategies in use (not the strategies being deliberate or in technique of being achieved, servers and PCs are , not strategies) and the IT sources allotted to their assist (these are personnel inside the IT Division solely along with instruments that hosts these strategies). Copy and full the desk below, creating further rows as needed to cowl all current strategies at GGFRT (if needed), then write a fast introductory paragraph earlier to the desk. The paragraph ought to come first sooner than your desk, to elucidate what the desk is providing.

Current System

Carry out/

Description

Strategic Goal aligned to (enterprise strategic objective from half 2 of this activity; if compliance well-known as enterprise targets weren’t used, they will nonetheless be built-in on this desk.

Enterprise Unit/

Division

Enterprise Benefits

IT Belongings solely (people, instruments supporting this method)

The “correct” and “flawed” options depend on whether or not or not you precisely built-in the course concepts from the course content material materials provides and addressed all parts of the duty. The content material materials of the mission and imaginative and prescient statements you create should not be as important as that it’s wise considering the course content material materials and the Case Analysis. Use the Rubric below to make sure you’ll have coated all factors of the duty.

Formatting Your Activity

· Avoid quotation the place attainable by paraphrasing ideas and findings out of your sources into every your particular person phrases and writing kind. Altering quite a lot of phrases nevertheless along with quite a lot of the wording and development from the distinctive textual content material of your sources should not be acceptable. Verbatim textual content material straight from sources should not be acceptable, even when cited. The work of the ideas and the writing should be your particular person. Must you do use verbatim textual content material, it is important to make use of quotation marks even in case you could have cited the availability.

· Formatting: 1” margins, 12-point Events New Roman font.

· Create a title internet web page that options: The company determine, title of activity, your determine, Course and Half amount and date. A working header and abstract is not going to be compulsory; however, please embody internet web page numbers.

· Use the numbering format inside the activity instructions above, for these sections:

1. Enterprise Assertion

2. Enterprise Strategic Targets (desk format)

three. IT Mission and IT Imaginative and prescient Statements

a. IT Mission Assertion

b. IT Imaginative and prescient Assertion

4. Governance

a. who the members are,

b. what each of their roles are on the governance board (why each is a member of the governance physique, not their regular roles inside the agency),

c. what explicit governance methodology must be established/justification (i.e., COBIT, ITIL, and so forth.; paperwork in quite a few weeks’ content material materials),

d. what duties the governance physique would have, and

e. how they’d prioritize IT duties (prioritization software program, requirements that is being considered for determining enterprise significance)

5. Inventory of Current IT Strategies

· Write a quick concise paper: Use the ideas provided in each area for dimension of response. It’s important to value prime quality over quantity.

· Content material materials areas must be double spaced; desk entries must be single spaced.

· To repeat a desk: Switch your cursor to the desk, then click on on on the small discipline that appears on the upper left nook of the desk to deal with the desk; correct click on on and COPY the desk; put the cursor in your paper the place you want the desk and correct click on on and PASTE the desk.

· Make certain that each of the tables is preceded by an introductory sentence that explains what’s contained inside the desk, so the reader understands why the desk has been included (if included inside the instructions).

· Use a minimal of two sources with APA formatted citation and reference. Any course content material materials must be from the class finding out content material materials, not the duty instructions or case study itself. For information on APA format, seek the advice of with Content material materials>Course Belongings>Writing Belongings.

· Begin a Reference Net web page for sources required for this activity. Use APA format in your reference internet web page.

· Working heads is not going to be required for this report.

· Writing must always be in third explicit particular person.

· Consider your work to the Grading Rubric below to make sure you’ll have met content material materials and prime quality requirements.

· Submit your paper as a Phrase doc, or a doc which may be study in Phrase. Protect tables in Phrase format – do not paste in graphics. The paper must be uploaded to the ITSP #1 activity folder.

· Your submission must embody your remaining determine first inside the filename: Lastname_Firstname_ITSP1

GRADING RUBRIC:

Criterion

90-100%

Far Above Necessities

80-89%

Above Necessities

70-79%

Meets Necessities

60-69%

Beneath Necessities

< 60%

Properly Beneath Necessities

Attainable Components

Enterprise Assertion

5 Components

The summary description of the enterprise inside the Case Analysis is full, clear and concise and models the stage for the remainder of the ITSP; demonstrates understanding in spite of everything concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

4 Components

The summary description of the enterprise inside the Case Analysis is clear and concise and models the stage for the remainder of the ITSP.

three.5 Components

A summary description of the enterprise inside the Case Analysis is provided.

three Components

The summary description of the enterprise inside the Case Analysis is unclear, not concise, and/or would not set the stage for the remainder of the ITSP.

Zero-2 Components

Little or no summary description of the enterprise inside the Case Analysis is included.

5

Enterprise Strategic Targets

9-10 Components

This half comprises an environment friendly and well-written introductory paragraph that is related to the Case Analysis and the desk that follows. Three (three) enterprise strategic targets are listed and completely acknowledged. One new objective, extraordinarily associated to the Case Analysis, is listed, moreover completely acknowledged, and clearly pertains to how the administration workers will improve the enterprise; work demonstrates understanding of course concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

eight Components

This half comprises an relevant introductory paragraph that is related to the Case Analysis and the desk that follows. Three (three) enterprise strategic targets are listed and are completely acknowledged. One new objective, associated to the Case Analysis, is listed; it clearly pertains to how the administration workers will improve the enterprise.

7 Components

This half comprises an introductory paragraph that applies to the Case Analysis. Three (three) enterprise strategic targets from the Case Analysis are listed. One new objective, associated to the Case Analysis, is listed; it pertains to how the administration workers will improve the enterprise.

6 Components

Fewer than three (three) enterprise strategic targets are listed or they don’t seem to be drawn from the Case Analysis; the desk lacks an introduction; the model new strategic objective should not be associated to the Case Analysis; and/or new strategic objective would not relate to how the administration workers will improve the enterprise.

Zero-5 Components

Few or no enterprise strategic targets are listed; the desk lacks an introduction; a model new objective should not be added; and/or targets is not going to be related to the Case Analysis.

10

IT Imaginative and prescient and Mission Statements

18-20 Components

IT Imaginative and prescient and Mission Statements are clearly written and extraordinarily associated to the Case Analysis and show sturdy understanding of course concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

16-17 Components

IT Imaginative and prescient and Mission Statements are clearly written and associated to the Case Analysis and show understanding in spite of everything concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

14-15 Components

IT Imaginative and prescient and Mission Statements are every included and are associated to the Case Analysis.

12-13 Components

IT Imaginative and prescient and Mission Assertion do not cowl every imaginative and prescient and mission, is not going to be associated to the Case Analysis, or are lacking in demonstration of understanding in spite of everything concepts, analysis and/or important pondering.

Zero-11 Components

One or every IT Imaginative and prescient and Mission Statements is not going to be included, and/or do not relate to the Case Analysis, and/or are poorly written and do not convey the information.

20

Governance

23-25 Components

The Governance Half presents a well-supported and convincing clarification of a governance course of for the enterprise inside the Case Analysis that engages completely different senior leaders inside the group. This half includes a thorough dialogue of all 5 (5) issues: members, roles of members, what governance methodology must be established/
justified along with a cited provide, duties of the governance physique, and the prioritization requirements/software program/ course of for IT duties; may be very related to and relevant for the Case Analysis; and demonstrates understanding of course concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

20-22 Components

The Governance Half presents a wonderful clarification of a governance course of for the enterprise inside the Case Analysis that engages completely different senior leaders inside the group. This half includes a clear dialogue of four (4) issues: members, roles of members, what governance methodology must be established/
justified duties of the governance physique, and the prioritization requirements/software program/ course of for IT duties; and is clearly related to and relevant for the Case Analysis.

18-19 Components

The Governance Half addresses how the CIO will work together the alternative senior leaders and comprises three (three) issues: who the members are, what their roles are (why they’re members of the governance physique), what governance methodology must be established, what duties the governance physique would have, and the way in which they’d prioritize IT duties (requirements/software program/ course of).

15-17 Components

Governance half would not embody all required content material materials (two (2) or a lot much less) (members, roles, methodology, duties, and prioritization requirements/software program/ course of for IT duties); should not be related to or relevant for the Case Analysis.

Zero-14 Components

Little or not one of many required information is launched in the Governance half and/or it is not associated to the Case Analysis.

25

Inventory of Current IT Strategies

18-20 Components

This half comprises an environment friendly and well-written introductory paragraph that is related to the Case Analysis and the desk that follows. The achieved desk contains all required information exactly extracted from the Case Analysis and demonstrates thorough understanding in spite of everything concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

16-17 Components

This half comprises an relevant introductory paragraph that is related to the Case Analysis and the desk that follows. The completed desk contains all required information exactly extracted from the Case Analysis and demonstrates understanding in spite of everything concepts, analysis and demanding pondering.

14-15 Components

This half comprises an introductory paragraph that applies to the Case Analysis. The achieved desk contains all required information extracted from the Case Analysis.

12-13 Components

This half is significantly incomplete (lacking in introduction or required desk, or desk content material materials is incomplete); should not be related to the Case Analysis; or is lacking in demonstration of understanding in spite of everything concepts, analysis and/or important pondering.

Zero-11 Components

Little or no information is obtainable on the Inventory of Current IT Initiatives; desk is missing; and/or information launched would not apply to the Case Analysis.

20

Exterior Evaluation

9-10 Components

Two (2) or further sources other than the class provides are built-in, are substantive, and are used efficiently. Sources used are associated and properly timed, contribute to the analysis, and assist conclusions. References are appropriately built-in and cited using APA kind.

eight Components

In any case one (1) provide other than the class provides is built-in and used efficiently. Provide(s) are associated and contribute to the analysis. References are appropriately built-in and cited using APA kind.

7 Components

In any case one (1) provide other than the class provides is used and accurately built-in into the textual content material. Reference is cited using APA kind.

6 Components

A provide other than the class provides is also used, nevertheless should not be accurately built-in, and/or should not be associated or properly timed; and/or APA kind for references and citations should not be adopted.

Zero-5 Components

No exterior evaluation is built-in, or reference listed should not be cited inside textual content material.

10

Report Format

9-10 Components

Report could also be very properly organized and is easy to study. Only some or no errors in sentence development, grammar, and spelling; launched in an professional format.

eight Components

Report shows environment friendly group; has few errors in sentence development, grammar, and spelling; launched in an professional format.

7 Components

Report has some group; might have some errors in sentence development, grammar, and spelling.

6 Components

Report should not be properly organized, and/or contains quite a lot of grammar and/or spelling errors.

Zero-5 Components

Report is very poorly written, has many grammar and/or spelling errors, or would not convey the information.

10

TOTAL

Attainable Components

100