For SLP 2, you will analyze how the following stakeholders are involved in the Manage Your Cloud (MYC) integration project. This exercise was extracted from Schwalbe (2014) textbook, but it was copied below for convenience. There is no need to look for the textbook as the assignment and questions are given here.
- Don Stevenson, the project manager
- Mike Cunningham, the project sponsor
- Chuck Wilkinson, data center manager
- Herber Wout, IT department manager
- Debbie Ross, Marketing and Sales manager
- Stew Wilson and Bonnie Brae, programmer/analysts in the IT department
- Linda Man, Testing manager
- Patrick Lorimer, a network specialist in IT
- Nancy Rae, a business analyst in IT
- Virginia Gonzalez, the sponsor and VP of human resources
- Bea Sullivan, a human resources specialist
- Cassandra Rodney, a finance specialist
- Vicky Benson-Bay, technical writer
- Supplier A, who was hired to handle training on the new system and manage an
- 20,000 full-time employees and 5,000 part-time employees, all of whom are potential
users of the new system
- Prepare a Stakeholder Classification and Impact Matrix and the Stakeholder Engagement Matrix using the preceding information. The matrices are both included in the Stakeholder Classification Matrix form. Make up other information as needed to complete the matrices.
- Create a Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Strategy for the project, focusing on members who are not on the project team, such as Debbie, Cassandra, and the lead person from Supplier A, and a vocal member of a user group testing the new system reporting to Linda. Be creative in developing potential management strategies.
- Prepare an Issue Log for the project. Include issues such as Virginia and Vicky leaving the company, and difficult and vocal members of the user group who makes waves leading to unproductive meetings. Chuck seems busy working on data center satellite facility. Make up three additional potential issues.
The Stakeholder Classification Matrix, Stakeholder Register and Stakeholder Management Strategy, and Issue Log forms all included in one Word document as attached above. The Stakeholder Classification and Stakeholder Engagement matrices are Excel files.
SLP Assignment Expectations
You will be particularly assessed on:
- Precision: You see what the module is all about and structure your paper accordingly. You draw on a range of sources and establish your understanding of the historical context of the question. You carry out the exercise as assigned or carefully explain the limitations that prevented your completing some parts. (Running out of time is not generally considered an adequate limitation.)
- Support for assertions: You use examples, citations (especially from the required readings), and elaboration to support assertions. You provide evidence that you have read the required background materials.
- Clarity: Your answers are clear and show your good understanding of the topic. You see what the module is all about and structure your paper accordingly.
- Critical thinking: The paper incorporates your reactions, examples, and applications of the material to business and illustrates your reflective judgment and good understanding of the concepts. It is important to read the “Required Reading” in the Background material plus other sources you find relevant.
- Breadth and depth: You provide informed commentary and analysis—simply repeating what your sources say does not constitute an adequate paper. The scope covered in your paper is directly related to the questions of the assignment and the learning outcomes of the module.
- Overall quality: You apply the professional language and terminology of systems design and analysis correctly and in context; you are familiar with this language and use it appropriately. Your paper is well written and the references, where needed, are properly cited and listed (refer to the APA Purdue Online Writing Lab at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ if you are uncertain about formatting or other issues.