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Competency

  • Evaluate effective leadership theories and strategies for information technology decision-making in real-world situations.
  • Lead, communicate, and direct diverse teams, stakeholders, and sponsors.
  • Design effective information technology models for implementing technology for the organization.
  • Create a plan to deploy technology solutions in alignment with strategic business needs.
  • Manage complex information technology systems.
  • Establish a change-control process to assure formal approvals.

Scenario

You have spent many years as an MIS executive. You have just been hired as the new C.I.O. for a company of your choosing. You will need to create an IT strategy that addresses the necessary information technology needs and projects that the company must undertake to be successful.
You will first determine your mission, vision, and strategic goals. Once those are established, you will create your IT strategy/plan. The IT strategy should document how your business will plan, execute, and measure all activities.
You will need to present your strategy to the Executive Board. As the Chief Information Officer (C.I.O), you will need to be clear about how your efforts will increase efficiency, effectiveness, and profitability.

Instructions

Create an IT strategy/plan for your business that you can present to the Executive Leadership Team. It will need to be detailedclear, and specific so that they can understand your plan then trust in your abilities to manage this part of the business.
Your submission should be in Microsoft Word. You may use a Microsoft Word template to create your IT plan. Appendices for the organizational chart and MIS architecture may be attached separately. Each of the following sections, should be a section of your final IT plan.
Section 1 – Summarize the business and industry that you chose. Explain the type of leadership style you believe is best suited in a changing business environment. Discuss how leadership principles will help ease the challenges of a fast changing IT environment.
Section 2 – Produce an organizational chart that adequately depicts the hierarchal relationship between the IT department and other key business positions. Using the organizational chart, summarize how decision making is impacted by “change,” planned or unplanned. Describe the internal and external stakeholders that will be impacted by the changes.
Section 3 – Evaluate the existing design of the MIS architecture then provide a summary of how the architecture supports business objectives. Analyzing your companies resources and the needs of your MIS architecture, determine the best IT systems implementation model. Create a Disaster Recovery plan that provides automated restoral of key systems and services.
Section 4 – Conduct a systems analysis in order to determine IT systems requirements based upon business objectives and goals. Conduct an inventory of existing IT resources in order to determine the impact of implementing change.
Section 5 – Create a MIS architecture baseline that outlines the current capacity and capability of the infrastructure. Examine and define the best systems life cycle methodology for changes to your MIS architecture. Defend your chosen methodology based upon the capabilities of your chosen company.
Section 6 – As changes to the MIS architecture are necessary, explain how you will implement the changes from a Change Management perspective. Demonstrate knowledge of the change control process. Create a RFP that will be submitted to executive leadership of the organization for approval.

Grading Rubric

F F C B A
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Did not Submit No Pass Competence Proficiency Mastery
Not Submitted Summarize the business and industry that you chose. Included no explanation of what type of leadership style to you think is best suited in a changing business environment or how leadership principles help ease the challenges of a fast changing IT environment. Summarize the business and industry that you chose. Included little detail on what type of leadership style to you think is best suited in a changing business environment and how do leadership principles help ease the challenges of a fast changing IT environment. Summarize the business and industry that you chose. Included some detail on what type of leadership style to you think is best suited in a changing business environment and how do leadership principles help ease the challenges of a fast changing IT environment. Summarize the business and industry that you chose. Included detail on what type of leadership style to you think is best suited in a changing business environment and how do leadership principles help ease the challenges of a fast changing IT environment.
Not Submitted Created an organizational chart but it was incomplete and/or did not adequately depict the hierarchal relationship between the IT department and other key business positions. Created an organizational chart, but it doesn’t adequately depict the hierarchal relationship between the IT department and other key business positions. Created an organizational chart that adequately depicts most of the hierarchal relationships between the IT department and other key business positions. Created an organizational chart that adequately depicts the hierarchal relationship between the IT department and other key business positions.
Not Submitted Summary lacked detail on how decision making is impacted by “change,” planned or unplanned or lacked detail in your description of the internal and external stakeholders that will be impacted by the changes, but your summary and description lacked detail. Summarized how decision making is impacted by “change,” planned or unplanned. Described the internal and external stakeholders that will be impacted by the changes, but your summary and description lacked a lot of detail. Summarized how decision making is impacted by “change,” planned or unplanned. Described the internal and external stakeholders that will be impacted by the changes, but your summary and description lacked detail. Summarized how decision making is impacted by “change,” planned or unplanned. Described the internal and external stakeholders that will be impacted by the changes.
Not Submitted Evaluated the existing design of the MIS architecture, however, the summary of how the architecture supports business objectives but lacked all detail and/or the analysis of your companies resources and the needs of your MIS architecture lacked all detail. Evaluated the existing design of the MIS architecture, however, the summary of how the architecture supports business objectives lacked a lot detail and/or the analysis of your companies resources and the needs of your MIS architecture lacked a lot of detail. Evaluated the existing design of the MIS architecture, however, the summary of how the architecture supports business objectives lacked some detail and/or the analysis of your companies resources and the needs of your MIS architecture lacked some detail. Evaluated the existing design of the MIS architecture then provide a summary of how the architecture supports business objectives. Analyzed your companies resources and the needs of your MIS architecture, determine the best IT systems implementation model.
Not submitted Created a Disaster Recovery plan that provides automated restoral of little or no key systems and services. Created a Disaster Recovery plan that provides automated restoral of a few key systems and services. Created a Disaster Recovery plan that provides automated restoral of some of the key systems and services. Created a Disaster Recovery plan that provides automated restoral of key systems and services.
Not submitted Conducted a systems analysis but it did not address the business objectives and goals or conducted an inventory of existing IT resources in order to determine the impact of implementing change, but it lacked detail or accuracy. Conducted a systems analysis in order to determine IT systems requirements based upon business objectives and goals, but it lacked detail or did not meet the goals. Conducted an inventory of existing IT resources in order to determine the impact of implementing change, but it lacked detail or accuracy. Conducted a systems analysis in order to determine IT systems requirements based upon business objectives and goals, but it lacked some key components. Conduct an inventory of existing IT resources in order to determine the impact of implementing change. Conducted a systems analysis in order to determine IT systems requirements based upon business objectives and goals. Conducted an inventory of existing IT resources in order to determine the impact of implementing change.
Not submitted Created an inaccurate MIS architecture baseline or it does not outlines the current capacity and capability of the infrastructure and/or it lacked detail on the best systems life cycle methodology for changes to your MIS architecture or did not defend your chosen methodology based upon the capabilities of your chosen company. Created a MIS architecture baseline that outlines the current capacity and capability of the infrastructure. However, it lacked explanation of the best systems life cycle methodology for changes to your MIS architecture or did not defend your chosen methodology based upon the capabilities of your chosen company. Created a MIS architecture baseline that outlines the current capacity and capability of the infrastructure. However, it lacked detail on the best systems life cycle methodology for changes to your MIS architecture or did not defend your chosen methodology based upon the capabilities of your chosen company. Created a MIS architecture baseline that outlines the current capacity and capability of the infrastructure. Examined and define the best systems life cycle methodology for changes to your MIS architecture. Defended your chosen methodology based upon the capabilities of your chosen company.
Not submitted Lacked explanation on how you will implement the changes from a Change Management perspective and lacked detail in your demonstration of knowledge of the change control process. Or did not create a RFP that will be submitted to executive leadership of the organization for approval. Explained how you will implement some but not all of the changes from a Change Management perspective and lacked detail in your demonstration of knowledge of the change control process. Or RFP lacked detail. Explained how you will implement the changes from a Change Management perspective but lacked detail in your demonstration of knowledge of the change control process. Create a RFP that will be submitted to executive leadership of the organization for approval. Explained how you will implement the changes from a Change Management perspective and demonstrate knowledge of the change control process. Create a RFP that will be submitted to executive leadership of the organization for approval.
Not submitted More than 10 mistakes on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. Between 3 – 9 mistakes on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. Included mostly proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. Included proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.

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Evaluate effective leadership theories
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