Assessment 3: Due date: Week 11 Friday (25 May 2018) 11:45 pm AEST
Word length: 3000 - 3500 words (Excluding Executive summary, Introduction, Conclusion & References)
For this assessment, it will be assumed that you have selected SAGE Evolution or Odoo Community edition for the given case study. You have been asked to prepare a report detailing the ERP implementation plan for the given case (Refer to Assign-2 page for the case study).
Your report should include the following:
System generated “Table of contents”.
Introduction: Provide background, goals (Functional, business, technological and quality), system description, assumptions and constraints.
Management/organisation of implementation plan: (1) Describe the implementation approach, i.e., the implementation strategy (Big bang ‘or’ Parallel ‘or’ Phased ‘or’ Pilot) used for this project. Also identify the benefits and the challenges associated with the chosen strategy. (2) Points-of-contact: Provide a table detailing the roles of the sponsor, Project Manager/Lead, Configuration management staff, Database administrator, etc. (3) Provide the implementation schedule (level 1 work breakdown structure and budget), security and privacy requirements to be considered for this system.
Software (in addition to chosen ERP), Hardware, Materials and Staffing requirements.
Delivery plan: Training materials, Management presentations, Publications, etc.
Change management and Staff Training plan.
Acceptance criteria details the requirements which must be met. You are required to detail the evaluation to be conducted to assess whether ERP implementation goals and performance requirements are met.
Presentation of your assignment (Hints):
Your report should include Title page, Executive summary, Table of contents, Introduction, Discussion, Conclusion and References.
References - this is a list of all the books and articles you have cited in your assessment. Use Harvard (author-date) referencing style for your in-text citations as well as your list of references. You need to reference all the materials you have used. Use at least ten academic quality journal articles published after 2012. Contact your library for assistance in proper referencing.
You must use trade and academic literature to inform and support your report. A minimum of 12 references are required (must be from academic sources such as journal, conference or edited book chapter papers). Failure to include these will result in a deduction of marks. A high achieving student will probably have between 15 and 20 references.