Information technology changes at a rapid pace with new innovations appearing continuously. Information technology leaders strive to implement appropriate technology to solve problems and leverage technology in innovative ways. It can be a challenge to determine how to consume and integrate information technology in an existing operational environment.
Consider opportunities to use IT to solve a real-world problem. Ideas for real-world problems could be:
- Using information technology to assist in treating and stopping the Ebola outbreak
- Designing a network infrastructure that could bring a poorer part of the world into the twenty-first century
- Creating a website, mobile application, and/or database that supports connecting those in need of addiction treatment to centers and practitioners who are immediately available
After brainstorming some ideas, decide on a potential capstone project. Describe your idea. Explain how you will scale back the scope of your idea into a project that can be completed within the time constraints of this course.
Then review the project ideas posted by your classmates, and provide your feedback on their project ideas.
COMPONENT-1: DRAFT 1:
Submit the first draft of your IT project proposal after you have completed Sections 1 and 2 of the deliverable.
Questions to consider when deciding on a capstone project:
- If your project solution is implementable and testable, will you be able to provide the results of the testing and share whether or not your project met your vision?
- If your project solution is not immediately implementable and testable, how could you develop a plan for implementation and testing?
- Could you provide a detailed timeline for development of the project?
- Could you identify the challenges you anticipate and how might you address them?
- What criteria would you use to determine that the project is successful?
- Is your project scope appropriate to be completed within the course time frame?
Your draft should address the following sections:
- Section 1: Problem Statement
- Section 2: Overview of Solution
For additional details, please refer to the Final Project Guidelines and Rubric and the IT Project Proposal Drafts Guidelines and Rubrics documents in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.