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CMGT 578 Entire Course (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.cmgt578expert.com CMGT 578 Week 1 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary CMGT 578 Week 2 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary CMGT 578 Week 2 Individual Assignment Outsourcing Paper CMGT 578 Week 3 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary CMGT 578 Week 3 Individual Assignment Project Matrix CMGT 578 Week 4 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary CMGT 578 Week 4 Individual Assignment Budget Analysis CMGT 578 Week 5 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary CMGT 578 Week 5 Individual Assignment Transnational IT Operations Paper CMGT 578 Week 6 DQ 1, DQ 2 CMGT 578 Week 6 Learning Team Paper and Presentation. ***************************************************

CMGT 578 Week 1 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary (UOP)

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Week 1 DQ1 In his 2007 article, van Niekerk describes how IT can help manage corporate assets. What corporate assets does he suggest managing, and how do these assets give a company a strategic advantage? Is your organization using any of these techniques? Why or why not?

Week 1 DQ2 Based on the Brazil (2007) article, describe the challenges the FBI had in adapting to the 21st-century world of technology and terrorism.

Summary

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CMGT 578 Week 2 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary (UOP)


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Week 2 DQ 1 Based on the Hugos (2007) article, why should the business analysis function not be outsourced?

Week 2 DQ 2 Why is understanding the primary function/mission of the organization important to the Current Status Assessment?

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CMGT 578 Week 2 Individual Assignment Outsourcing Paper (UOP)

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Write a 3–5 page paper that discusses the various aspects of outsourcing the IT function from an organization. Address the following questions in your paper: · What are the determining factors that may lead to a decision to proceed with outsourcing? What factors might lead the manager to not consider outsourcing? · What are the risks associated with outsourcing the IT function? · What are the benefits associated with an outsourcing effort? · Where do the costs originate in an outsourcing agreement, and what are some examples of the dollar impacts that might be expected? · What are the implications to the business organizational structure by using an outsourced IT department as well as the potential personnel issues which may arise?

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CMGT 578 Week 3 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary (UOP)

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Week 3 DQ1 In his 2009 article, what are some of the software features Barlow describes that can help management control portfolio risk? How and why do these features help prioritize various corporate projects? Does your organization use any of these tactics in its IT prioritization and, if so, how effective are they? Why?

Week 3 DQ2 Based on the Woodward (2010) article, why should an Architectural Maturity Model (AMM), which looks at the present state of an organization's infrastructure and suggests how it may increase its efficiency and effectiveness, be included as a critical segment of an enterprise’s trategic IT vision?

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CMGT 578 Week 3 Individual Assignment Project Matrix (UOP)


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Write a 4-5 page paper, prioritizing the IT project portfolio. The paper must evaluate each identified project against the following criteria: The project drives or creates more revenue for the corporation. The project cuts the cost of doing business. The project is mandated by federal, state, county, or local laws or executive orders. The competitor has undertaken a similar project. Develop a scoring system by weighting each criterion. In some IT projects, all may apply. Provide your analysis by observing how you evaluate each project in comparison to how the target organization evaluates each project.

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CMGT 578 Week 4 DQ 1, DQ 2 and Summary (UOP)

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Week 4 DQ1 Based on Collins’ (2007) article, why is it important to consider innovation when developing the model of a future technology environment?

Week 4 DQ2 Based on Lanz’ (2007) article, why is risk assessment an integral part of project planning?

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CMGT 578 Week 4 Individual Assignment Budget Analysis (UOP)

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Amend the Riordan IT budget, according to the following requirements (in this order) and submit this spreadsheet: Increase spending on items related to hardware, software, and outside IT support services by 4 percent. Decrease the overall budget by 2 percent. Write a 4–6 page paper that presents your revised budget. Explain your rationale for any changes you made to the budgeted amounts.

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CMGT 578 Week 5 DQ and Summary (UOP)

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Week 5 DQ1 In his 2009 article, what three factors does Enderwick think could change a company’s international strategy and what do they entail? If a company does plan on implementing any of these strategies, what effects will it have on the IT infrastructure


strategy, and why may it affect it this way?

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CMGT 578 Week 5 Individual Assignment Transnational IT Operations Paper (UOP)

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Write a 4–6 page paper about various aspects, advantages, disadvantages, and issues related to transnational IT operations. Address the following: Transfer of work, quality issues, global networking, and service levels Cultural diversity, languages, technological infrastructures, local customs, and control issues.

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CMGT 578 Week 6 DQ 1 and DQ 2 (UOP)

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Week 6 DQ1 In the 2007 article, Krishnan makes several points about the relationships between IT and the business line departments. What does he say are the major reasons for this disconnect? How can it be fixed? Finally, why is fixing the disconnect important to IT strategic planning?

Week 6 DQ2 Discuss the importance of aligning IT strategy with business strategy. How can doing this help both IT and the organization as a whole? What are the implications for change in an organization? Why? ***************************************************

CMGT 578 Week 6 Learning Team Paper and Presentation (UOP)


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Complete and submit your five-year IT strategic plan for the Riordan Manufacturing planned move. The plan must be 10–15 pages in length, and must include the following information: A discussion about the important factors that need to be considered by the IT department in preparing for and executing the planned move. A discussion about the best way to ensure business continuity during the planned move. A discussion about the IT department’s role in supporting the organization’s other departments during the move. Specific milestones for Years One, Three, and Five. Prepare and submit a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation summarizing your IT strategic plan. Complete a Learning Team Evaluation.


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