Business

Business

Risk Response

Use the Software Upgrade Project ( upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and all the benefits to different areas of the business with this new technology)

Write a 1,050- to 1,100-word paper in which you address each of the following items:

  • What is the purpose of a risk response plan?
  • What is a risk owner?
  • Who should be appointed to own risk on a project?
  • What is a risk owner’s role in the risk response plan?
  • How should a project manager assess and deal with risk?
  • List and describe the most common areas of the project where risks can originate.
  • List and discuss at least two types of risk for each area.
  • In the project you discussed in Week 1, what were the risks, and how were they handled? Should they have been handled differently?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you address each of the following items:

  • What is the purpose of a risk response plan?
  • What is a risk owner?
  • Who should be appointed to own risk on a project?
  • What is a risk owner’s role in the risk response plan?
  • How should a project manager assess and deal with risk?
  • List and describe the most common areas of the project where risks can originate.
  • List and discuss at least two types of risk for each area.
  • In the project you discussed in Week 1, what were the risks, and how were they handled? Should they have been handled differently?

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Week 2 – Project Proposal – Group 5

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Project Overview

This team project is to bring the company up to current technological standards by

upgrade every office-based employee to Windows 10. This will allow for new faster programs,

better collaboration and more reliable machines and operating systems for everyone in the

company.

Project Objectives

Some of the objectives this project will achieve include:

• Improved security features to prevent against computer viruses

• Faster configuration of user configuration settings

• Personal and work computer syncing

• Continued technical assistance from Microsoft after January 14, 2020

Project Stakeholders (and how they will benefit)

Internal and external stakeholders will benefit in several ways from the software

upgrade. Internal stakeholders like the employer who owns the business will benefit from

improved performance, stability and enhanced security (Business Stakeholders, n.d). The new

software will improve efficiency of his staff as well as streamline business operations improving

performance. It will prevent or tackle latest security vulnerabilities enhancing security. It will

improve stability by building on the ability to remain unchanged under different conditions over

time. Employees who are other key internal stakeholders will benefit from expanded

potentialities and functionalities of the upgraded software. This is because Windows 10 is

equipped with new features thus improved functionalities to its users. They will enjoy extra

speed, better collaboration and quality user experience improving their performance.

Investors who are external stakeholders are likely to benefit from protection of the

business as well as its continuity. Upgrade to Windows 10 helps prevent unnecessary failures.

Customers are other external stakeholders who will benefit from software upgrade. They will

enjoy increased efficiency from the improved functionality due to the new features. They will

also build trust on the business due to such efforts that help protect the systems as well as

applications from malicious software such as spyware and viruses that can steal their data

Project Team Resources, Roles & Responsibilities

The resources we need as a team to upgrade our company from Windows 7 to 10 is to

make sure everyone has the hardware system that can accept the software update and if not

then we’ll change out their computers. The roles and responsibilities needed from teammates

would be to send out emails to everyone in the company to make sure their hardware is backed

up and all-important files are update, so when the rollout starts no data will be lost. We will

perform a test to make sure all programs were added and are running at a faster speed. In the

end we will conduct a training for all employees to show them how to use the new software.

Tasks & Timeline

Id Task Description Start End

1 Define Project Scope January January

2 Establish Project Stakeholder Team February February

3 Obtain Budget from Finance February February

4 Secure Project Team Resources March March

5 Create Task Plan & Timeline March March

6 Conduct Kick Off Meeting with Project Team March March

7 Secure Test Environment to Test Upgrade Process April April

8 Complete Upgrade Testing April April

9 Develop Communication Plan to the Users April April

10 Notify Users of Windows 10 Upgrade May May

11 Execute Windows 10 Upgrade May May

12 Provide Post Upgrade Support June June

13 Close Project July July

Cost & Funding

The “cost” of computer software would include in the installation, training, maintenance,

upgrades, troubleshooting throughout this project. The company when cover the cost for all

employees to enjoy the upgrade. We have reached out to many vendors to see who has the

cost-efficient price and still receiving a great product.

Project Success Criteria

To track the success of this project we would have a few different levels of criteria:

• First, how many of the computers successfully took to the windows 10 upgrade.

We are reaching for all the computers to be successfully transferred within the

deadline.

• How many of the employees successful completed training on the new upgrade.

• How efficiently our employees can complete their work after the transition we are

looking for matching or preferably lower IT complaints.

Importance of Project Sponsorship & Leadership (During Execution Phase)

During project execution the project sponsor is responsible for initiating, ensuring,

approving, and establishing a series of key aspects in relation to the project, such as vision,

governance, and value/benefits. They are vital in keeping the project high on the list of priorities

for an organization and provides the resources to complete the project. This person is often a

manager or executive who is responsible for the overall project. He or she is primarily concerned

with ensuring that the project delivers the agreed upon business benefits and acts as the

representative of the organization, playing a vital leadership role throughout the project stages.

Project leadership is essential during the execution phase to effectively communicate the vision

from the project sponsor and stakeholders to the project management team. Project leadership

is essential in being the liaison between those two groups of individuals and successfully

completing the project.

References

Business Stakeholders. (n.d). Retrieved from lumenlearning.com:

Project sponsorship senior management’s role in the successful outcome of projects. (n.d.).

Retrieved August 22, 2020, from https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/importance-of-project-

sponsorship-9946

(March 23, 2019) 8 Reasons Why Your Business Should Upgrade to Windows 10 Now

https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/10855-reasons-to-upgrade-windows-10.html

Braggs, S. (2019). Capitalization of Software Development of cost. http://Accountingtools.comhttps://www.pmi.org/learning/library/importance-of-project-sponsorship-9946https://www.pmi.org/learning/library/importance-of-project-sponsorship-9946https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/10855-reasons-to-upgrade-windows-10.html

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