The first step will be to select an organization as the target for your Human Elements in IT Strategy document. This organization will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:
Nontrivial: The organization should be large enough with an IT department that is evolved enough to allow the reasonable exercise of the human elements in IT strategy research and documentation process.
Domain knowledge: You should be familiar with the organization so that you can focus on the project tasks without needing a significant amount of time for domain education.
Accessibility: You should have good access to the people and other information related to the project. This will be an important part of the process.
Select an organization that meets these requirements, and submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first several days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.
You will be developing a Human Elements in IT Strategy document that outlines the strategy that an organization will use to treat the human element issues of its IT department with the goal of establishing better productivity for the organization as a whole. Your first task in this process will be to select an organization to use as the basis of your research and analysis for each of the assignments in the course. You will also create the shell document for the final project deliverable that you will be working on during each unit. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final document to gradually complete the final project delivery. Appropriate research should be conducted to support the development of your document, and assumptions may be made when necessary.
The project deliverables are as follows:
Submit the project proposal to the instructor for approval.
Develop the Human Elements in IT Strategy document.
Use Microsoft Word.
Course number and name
Table of Contents (TOC)
Maximum of 3 levels deep
Be sure to update the fields of the TOC before submitting your project.
Section headings (create each heading on a new page with “TBD” as content, except for the sections listed under New Content below)
Project Outline (Week 1)
Human Factors and Productivity (Week 1)
Success Factors in the IT Organization (Week 2)
People, Processes, and Technologies (Week 3)
IT Project Stakeholders (Week 4)
Behavioral Layers (Week 5)
Provide a brief description of the organization that will be used as the basis for the projects in the course.
Provide additional detail on the IT organization in your summary.
Include company size, location(s), and other pertinent information.
The organization should be large enough with an IT department that is evolved enough to allow the reasonable exercise of the human elements in IT strategy research and documentation process.
Human Factors and Productivity
Provide an overview of the Human Elements in IT Strategy suitable for a nontechnical audience.
The overview must identify the key enhancement and inhibitor factors for the organization in terms of productivity, quality of work, motivation, morale, communication, and coordination within the IT organization and its projects.