Project proposals are rarely accepted in their entirety in the first round. Usually what occurs is a series of back and forth between the proposing party and the sponsor to ensure that questions and tweaks are made before committing to move forward.
Congratulations, your proposal was one of the chosen few to move forward to the second round. Unfortunately, the project sponsor has some change requests that he would like for you to consider before submitting your proposal to the board.
Request 1: Decrease total budget by 15%.
Request 2: Decrease time to completion by 25%.
Request 3: Create a role within the project that manages all security procedures for the data center (if not already identified) entitled ‘security specialist’.
Request 4: Provide an estimate of the cost per year for a data center security specialist.
Request 5: Develop and document a change request that enhances the value that the project will deliver to the sponsor and company. Hint: Consider a request that enhances a technical aspect of the solution.
As the project manager for this proposal, you are empowered to accommodate for requests as appropriate. Support any decision made with solid data. Be sure to consider the success of the project as you commit to making changes to cost and timelines. Include your decisions and updates in your project proposal (approximately six pages in length). Include any and all models, diagrams, wireframes, topography, and graphics needed to support your proposal.
Submit your proposal to your group’s discussion board (no later than 4 days before the assignment is due). Likewise, provide constructive feedback on the proposals posted by your group members (no less than 2 days before the assignment is due).
Draft an email as a response to the requests by your sponsor (maximum of two pages). This email will serve three purposes: Justify and explain the changes made to your proposal, then communicate the cost estimates of the security specialist. Lastly, determine whether a cloud solution or an on-site managed data center would be feasible for your project. Explain the benefits and pitfalls of both.
Submit your assignment as one document, beginning with the email and concluding with your final proposal.
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