IT PLAN

IT Project This project simulates the Analysis and Planning needed to provide IT services fora new building. The student must submit a Project Plan based on the Project Requirements and details below. 1.Create a Checklist that can be used to track the purchase, installation, and testing of all equipment by building location.2.Using Excel, create a project schedule to assist in completing the project. The project schedule will need the following columns: WBS; Task #; TaskAction; Duration; Predecessor; and Resources. 3.Unless you have access to Project Management software, use MS Word or MS Powerpoint to create a Gantt and a Pert chart to visually show the project progression. Identify the Critical Path.NOTE: additional requirements are provided at the end of this document.Background: The building has been constructed, wired and is ready for occupancy. All telephonecables, TV cables and network cablesare in place.Specialty rooms, offices and administrative areas have wall ports that provide access to the network and internet. Wireless routers are installed throughout the building to provide wireless access to the internet. Main entryways and corridors have ports for TV hookup.Project Requirements: Purchase, receive, store, and install ethernet cabling for all ceiling mounted projectors and all computer lab training computers.oTest cabling immediately after installation, using IT laptops.Purchase, receive, store, setup, stage and deploy network servers for the IT office.Purchase, receive, store, setup,stageand deploynew PCs.oTest all systems to ensure corporate software are loaded before deployment.oTest all systems and ensure they can access the network once deployed.oTest all wireless systems and ensure they can access the wireless routers.Purchase, receive, store, stage and deploynew Network printers. oTest all Printers to ensure users can print to them across the network.Purchase, receive, store, stage and deploy wireless Projectors. oTest all Projectorsto ensure desktops can access them via direct cabling.oTest all Project to ensure mobile laptops can access them wirelessly.Receive, store, stage and deploy VOIP phones(VOIP phones use the network to receive and generate phone calls).oTest all phones to ensure they function properlyacross the network.Purchase, receive, store, stage and deploy.oTest TVs to ensure they function properly.The order of priority and occupancy is:1.IT Office, IT Communication Closets and Common Area Foyers & Hallways must be fully functional 30 days before any other location2.Administrative Offices and Common Work Areas will open 7days before remaining locations3.Conference & Meeting Rooms will open 7 days before the remaining location
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4.Offices5.Specialty rooms.Project Details: The new building includes the IT Office, IT Communication Closets, Specialty rooms, Computer Labs, Administrative Areas, Individual Offices, a Conference Room, and a Public Meeting Room, and Common/WorkAreas.IT Office: will have4 network servers2 laptop computers2 VOIP phonesIT Communications Closets: 2 communication closets will each have1 laptop computer for monitoring1VOIP phoneSpecialty rooms: 10specialty rooms will havea wireless ceilingmounted Projectora desktop computer networked via a network portand directly cabled to the ProjectorComputer Labs: 2 computer labs will each havea wireless ceilingmounted Projectora desktop computer networked via a network port and directly cabled to the Projector25 lab computers networked via a network port for training usea printer networked via a network port a VOIP phone Administrative Areas: 2 administrative areas will each have4workstations, each with a desktop computer,networked via a network porta LAN printer networked via a network porta VOIP phone for each of the 4 workstations Individual Offices: 40offices will each havea desktop computer networked via a network porta VOIP phone1st Floor Conference Room.The first floorconference room hasa wireless ceilingmounted Projectorconnectivity networked from the VOIP phone for laptop usea VOIP phone1st Floor Meeting Room.The first floor meeting room hasa wireless ceilingmounted ProjectorA computer networked via the lectern VOIP phone2 VOIP phones (one near the lectern and the other wall mounted at the entrance Common Areas: 4 Common areas and 4 Work areas haveCommon areas: the main hallway runs the distance of the building on each floor with a midpoint foyer thatbreaks the building into 4 distinct areas. Each main hallways hasa wireless access point installed every 50 feet; one WAP must support the entire midpoint foyera VOIP phone installed in the midpoint foyer on each of the 2 floorsa VOIP phone installed in the middle of the hallway in each distinct unit (4 total)Work Areas: there are 4 workareas strategically located in the 4 distinct areas. Each area has

a LAN printer networked via the VOIP phonea VOIP phone Personnel AssignmentsPC SpecialistEquipment purchase and PC support is responsible for opurchase, setup and installation of new computers and Corporate software purchase of all Projectors and TV sowork with Network Specialist to ensure network access is available on all computersNetwork SpecialistTelecomm support is responsible forosetup and installation of all VOIP phones, ethernet cabling and networksowork with PC Specialist to ensure network access is available on all computers AV SpecialistA/V and all other IT requirements is responsible for oInstallation of all new A/V projectors Installation of TVs in the 1stand 2ndfloor foyerTake time to think about how the work of the Specialists will be conducted. The order of priority and occupancy is 1) IT Office, IT Communication Closets and Common Area Foyers & Hallways must be fully functional 30 days before any other location; 2) Administrative Offices and Common Work Areas will open 7 days before remaining locations; 3) Conference & Meeting Rooms will open 7 days before the remaining locations; 4) Offices; 5) Specialty rooms.The PC Specialist, Network Specialist and AV Specialist can be completing tasks concurrently and it is quite possible that one specialist will have to wait while another specialist completes a task. The schedule must have at least 100 tasks and a milestone for each event(purchase, receive, store, setup, stage, deploy and install).Each resource must be purchased separately.When creating the schedule,use your best guess in determining Duration. Task Actions must start with a verb. Milestones do not start with verbs and have a zero duration.Resources must include the IT Personnel completing the task but may include other people or equipment resources that are involved. Do not go overboard (i.e. a Computer implies all of its components).When creating Predecessors, it isnot necessary to include a task that are already predecessors of other included tasks (i.e. consider the following tasks: 1: Order food, 2: Eat food, 3: Cleanup. The predecessor for 2 is 1. The predecessor for 3 is 2. The predecessor for 3 is also 1 but since it was also a predecessor of 2, it is implied. The WBS should be completed once the schedule is in its final version. The Gantt and Pert charts for this project would be extensive so:At least 1 Gant charts is required, and it must include at least 10 tasks. At least1 Pert chart is required and must show tasks, from different specialists, that are performed concurrently. Remember that Specialists might be working on tasks concurrently (at the same time as another specialist) and those tasks may lead to an event being completed. This will be identified in the Pert chart.

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