IT Project

IT Project This project simulates the Analysis and Planning needed to provide IT services for a 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 #; Task Action; 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 telephone cables, TV

cables and network cables are 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.

o Test cabling immediately after installation, using IT laptops.

• Purchase, receive, store, setup, stage and deploy network servers for the IT office.

• Purchase, receive, store, setup, stage and deploy new PCs.

o Test all systems to ensure corporate software are loaded before deployment.

o Test all systems and ensure they can access the network once deployed.

o Test all wireless systems and ensure they can access the wireless routers.

• Purchase, receive, store, stage and deploy new Network printers.

o Test all Printers to ensure users can print to them across the network.

• Purchase, receive, store, stage and deploy wireless Projectors.

o Test all Projectors to ensure desktops can access them via direct cabling.

o Test 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).

o Test all phones to ensure they function properly across the network.

• Purchase, receive, store, stage and deploy.

o Test 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 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.

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/Work Areas.

IT Office: will have

• 4 network servers

• 2 laptop computers

• 2 VOIP phones

IT Communications Closets: 2 communication closets will each have

• 1 laptop computer for monitoring

• 1 VOIP phone Specialty rooms: 10 specialty rooms will have

• a wireless ceiling-mounted Projector

• a desktop computer networked via a network port and directly cabled to the Projector

Computer Labs: 2 computer labs will each have

• a wireless ceiling-mounted Projector

• a desktop computer networked via a network port and directly cabled to the Projector

• 25 lab computers networked via a network port for training use

• a printer networked via a network port

• a VOIP phone Administrative Areas: 2 administrative areas will each have

• 4 workstations, each with a desktop computer, networked via a network port

• a LAN printer networked via a network port

• a VOIP phone for each of the 4 workstations

Individual Offices: 40 offices will each have

• a desktop computer networked via a network port

• a VOIP phone

1st Floor Conference Room. The first floor conference room has

• a wireless ceiling-mounted Projector

• connectivity networked from the VOIP phone for laptop use

• a VOIP phone

1st Floor Meeting Room. The first floor meeting room has

• a wireless ceiling-mounted Projector

• A computer networked via the lectern VOIP phone

• 2 VOIP phones (one near the lectern and the other wall mounted at the entrance Common Areas: 4 Common areas and 4 Work areas have

Common areas: the main hallway runs the distance of the building on each floor with a midpoint foyer that breaks the building into 4 distinct areas. Each main hallways has

• a wireless access point installed every 50 feet; one WAP must support the entire midpoint foyer

• a VOIP phone installed in the midpoint foyer on each of the 2 floors

• a VOIP phone installed in the middle of the hallway in each distinct unit (4 total) Work Areas: there are 4 work areas strategically located in the 4 distinct areas. Each area has

 

 

• a LAN printer networked via the VOIP phone

• a VOIP phone

Personnel Assignments

PC Specialist – Equipment purchase and PC support is responsible for

o purchase, setup and installation of new computers and Corporate software

o purchase of all Projectors and TVs

o work with Network Specialist to ensure network access is available on all computers

Network Specialist – Telecomm support is responsible for

o setup and installation of all VOIP phones, ethernet cabling and networks

o work with PC Specialist to ensure network access is available on all computers

 

AV Specialist – A/V and all other IT requirements is responsible for

o Installation of all new A/V projectors

o Installation of TVs in the 1st and 2nd floor foyer

 

 

Take 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 is not 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 least 1 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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