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Project charter, stakeholders, problem statement.

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You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain its records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees, who are located in four sites: Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Texas. The system must allow employees to locate and schedule professional-development activities that are relevant to their positions. Sophisticated search capabilities are required, and the ability to add scheduled events to the employees' calendars is desired. The system needs to support social networking, which will allow employees to determine who is attending various conferences and events. This will promote the fostering of relationships and ensure that the company has representation at important conferences.

Once an activity has been completed, employees will use the system to submit the documentation. The system should support notifications, which will allow managers to receive notice whenever their direct reports have submitted documentation. The system should also notify employees if their deadline to complete professional-development requirement is approaching and it has not yet been completed.

Project charter: Using the above scenario, develop a project charter. Include the problem statement, justification for the project, and how the project will be measured for success.
Stakeholders: Identify the stakeholders, their roles, and the influence level that they will have on the outcome of the project. Identify the project sponsor.

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Project Charter:

The organization is looking to develop a centralized system that integrates all the information regarding professional development activities for employees of the organization over a single platform. The company is looking to develop a single platform to integrate all records and data over a single platform that can be accessed by 30,000 employees of the organization at different locations. The system would streamline the professional development activities and help in more effective coordination of such activities as well as accomplishment of desired goals, objectives and targets pertaining to professional development in the organization. The system would also help the company in ensuring adequate representation at industry conferences and events and allow employees to fulfill their professional development requirements in an efficient manner.

The investment in such a centralized platform would not only help the organization in ensuring all round professional development for each and every employee of the organization by providing a standardized, common platform to monitor and execute such activities in a ...

Solution Summary

Provides project charter for IT project related to development of system for managing professional development activities in the organization.

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