The scenario described below will be used as a guide for various exercises and assignments throughout the rest of this course. Additional information will be provided, as required, during future units to help better define the situation and environment of the project. If questions arise or you have specific questions, do not hesitate to contact the professor. Remember, the project will take place throughout the course, so we will take steps to complete the project in each unit.
Massive Solutions International (MSI) is a global company providing information technology solutions to a wide customer base.
MSI’s current data center is located on the U.S. Gulf Coast, which is often plagued with catastrophic weather events. The company desires to implement a new state-of-the-art data center for its North American operations, capable of supporting strategic growth and expansion in an area with more stable weather patterns.
|The Chief Information Officer (CIO) for MSI, Ms. Stephanie Jones, has been selected to lead this project. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Gerald O’Conner, would like to see the project completed within 18 months. The start date will be the first of next month. The company has allocated $6 million in funding and identified an 8,000 square foot facility in a weather-safe location. The corporate management team initially consists of people listed below (the project manager [PM] can add additional members as needed):|
Mr. Gerald O’Connor
|VP Ops||Ms. Sandra Murray||888-555-4321||SMurray@MSI.com|
|CFO||Mr. Ira Moneybaggs||888-555-2314||IMoney@MSI.com|
|CIO||Ms. Stephanie Jones||888-555-1122||SJones@MSI.com|
|Chief IT Engineer||Mr. Kenneth Bolts||888-555-2345||Kbolts@MSI.com|
|Network Engineer||Ms. Paulita Espinoza||888-555-6578||PEspinoza@MSI.com|
|Mr. Leroy Hawkins||888-555-8899||LHawkins@MSI.com|
|Applications Specialist||Mr. Ibrahim Al-Sahiri||888-555-7465||IASahiri@MSI.com|