These links are provided for those who would like extra assistance with unit concepts or technology needs.

These links are provided for those who would like extra assistance with unit concepts or technology needs.

 

Compliance Issues

 

Fister, T. (2022, December 1). 6 common IT compliance standards (a guide to the basics). Indeed. https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-develo…

 

Ethical Issues

 

Watters, A. (2021, July 1). 5 ethical issues in technology to watch for in 2021. CompTIA. https://connect.comptia.org/blog/ethical-issues-in…

 

Social Implications

 

Mori, Y. (2022, May 8). What are the positive & negative impacts of technology on modern business? LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-positive-negative-impacts-technology-modern-mori-

 

Communication Plans

 

Semczuk, N. (n.d.). Project communication plan examples, template, & how to. The Digital Project Manager. https://thedigitalprojectmanager.com/projects/comm…

 

Embedding Visio in Word

 

Note: Do not link; embed.

 

Copy a Visio drawing to Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. (n.d.). Microsoft Support. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/copy-a-…

ASSIGNMENT DETAILS

Unit 3 Assignment 1: Project Progress, Illustration, and Identification of Issues

 

Outcomes addressed in this activity:

 

Unit Outcomes:

 

Create diagrams and updates for a technology project.

Assess legal, ethical, social, and global implications of a technology project.

Course Outcome:

 

IT599-4: Ethical Theories and Practices: Evaluate information systems’ legal, ethical, social, and global implications to justify decisions and optimize social outcomes.

 

Purpose

 

Your project should now be well-defined from the proposal and implementation plans already completed. This assignment will take you further into the project by illustrating ideas (diagramming) and exploring wider implications of legal, ethical, social, and global concerns while also providing an update on the project’s progress.

 

All students need Microsoft Word, Excel, and Visio to complete this assignment. Mac users must ensure that Office is within the same Windows environment as Visio to embed diagrams, as images/screenshots are unacceptable. No other diagramming software is allowed. Students who have chosen the Project Management Track will also need Microsoft Project.

 

Assignment Instructions and Requirements

 

First Steps

 

You will actively and consistently work on your project in this unit and the next few weeks.

 

Status Updates for Week 3

 

As usual, retrieve the assignment template to earn points for this assignment. Note that paragraphs will be single-spaced, and a blank line should be placed between paragraphs and headings for readability; this must look like a work document and not at all like a school paper. Keep all subheadings as presented in the template.

 

Cover:

 

Replace “Project Name” with a descriptive name for your project.

Replace “X” with either a real client’s name, a made-up client name, or your professor’s name.

Replace “Y” with your first and last names.

Replace “Z” with the date you completed this document.

Starting on page 2, replace “Content Here” with the following:

 

Scope Update

Provide one paragraph explaining the scope of your project. This could be partially copied from your Unit 2 Assignment Overview and Requirements.

If there are changes, explain what the changes are and why they occurred.

If there are no changes, explain why the scope has not changed.

Write 70–100 words for this section of the document.

Costs Update

If there are changes:

Option 1: Insert the same embedded Excel table you developed for Unit 2 and make changes as necessary.

Option 2: Write a paragraph of 60–90 words briefly explaining the changes.

If there are no changes:

Write a paragraph of 60–90 words explaining why there are no cost changes, what costs might be unexpected later, and/or what costs might be helpful in the future if the project scope is increased or features added.

Schedule Update

Project Management Track:

First, make a copy of your Gantt file (WBS) you submitted for Unit 2.

Rename the copy for Unit 3 (see below).

Make changes to the Unit 3 version to show completion of tasks/progress. Consider changing the color of the text or cells or applying bold to clearly identify items that have been completed.

Progress is expected and required.

Write 60-90 words in the Word template as an overview of the changes. Also, mention that full details are in the separate WBS.

IT Specialist Track:

Copy and paste your Word table schedule from your Unit 2 submission in this unit’s template.

Make changes if necessary.

Identify project progress in the table by using the Word highlighting tool in the home ribbon, changing the font color, or making use of bold or italic text. Do not use Track Changes.

Progress is expected and required.

Legal, Ethical, Social, and Global Implications

Identify a minimum of four issues/problems regarding your project that must be considered. Note that this is only identifying what problems could occur; you will devise a mitigation plan in Unit 4. If you need ideas to get started, check the Reading part of this unit.

Mention at least four separate ideas:

At least one must deal with potential legal and/or ethical problems.

At least one must address global concerns.

Identify each potential problem clearly as legal, ethical, social, and/or global.

Write 100–130 words for this section.

Present this information as a bulleted list or in a Word table (it is your choice).

Communication

Project Management Track: Communication plan

Review example plans.

In a Word table, develop at least four categories (columns).

Complete at least four meetings/update/issue rows.

IT Specialist Track: Draft of letter to stakeholders

This is a draft, which means you are simply inserting the content as regular paragraphs in the template.

Content: The purpose is to explain the project and the timeline in a letter to stakeholders.

In the first paragraph, briefly explain the project and why you are sending the letter.

In the second paragraph, present an overview of project progress (consider explaining major milestones) and when you expect the project to be completed.

Since this includes end-users and others, do not provide any technical jargon or details.

Write 80–100 words, all in paragraph form (no lists or tables).

Diagram(s)

Review diagramming information.

After checking the possibilities explained in the PDF linked directly above, create at least one Microsoft Visio diagram for your project.

Ensure that the diagram is embedded in the Word template.

Additional Proof of Progress

If visual proof is available, include screenshots or other visual proof that the work is in progress. Ensure that the images are explained.

If visual proof is not available, write 100–120 words explaining the progress you have made and what you expect to do in the next week to keep project development momentum.

Optional content

 

Should you feel that an additional section of information would be appropriate for your project’s documentation this week, add the subheading Addendum at the end of the template and insert this information after that subheading. This would not earn points but may help keep pertinent documentation together. It is not required to include an addendum.

 

Additional Parameters

 

This must be completed using your critical thinking and knowledge gained throughout the program instead of the direct use of source materials.

Any resources necessary for the project’s completion (such as vendors, tutorials, open-source materials, etc.) should be identified by name and full URL.

Proofread your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formality. While first-person writing is allowed and logical in parts, limit it where possible.

Directions for Submitting Your Assignment

 

Name your Word document with the following convention:

IT599-Update-Week3-LastName-FirstName (using your own name).

Project Management Track: Name your Project file with this convention:

IT599-WBS-Week3-LastName-FirstName (using your own name).

Make sure you read all instructions carefully and review the grading rubric before submitting to the Dropbox for Unit 3 Assignment 1.

Plagiarism

 

You are expected to be the sole author of your work and that it is not copied from sources, as plagiarism will not be tolerated. In accordance with the University’s academic integrity policy, your assignment will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. Plagiarism of words, ideas, images, or other intellectual property violates the University honor code, and any offense may be subject to disciplinary action. For more information on University’s plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

 

Review the Unit 3 Assignment 1 Rubric before beginning this activity.

 

The status report must be submitted in the given template to earn points for this assignment.

 

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Criteria 1 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Scope Update, and Costs Update

 

 

● Provides a paragraph explaining project scope and changes/no changes. Writes 70–100 words for scope.

● Updates the embedded Excel table for costs and explains changes/no changes. Writes 60–90 words for costs.

 

 

● Provides a paragraph explaining project scope and changes/no changes.

● Updates the embedded Excel table for costs and explains changes/no changes.

● Writes less than the minimum length/detail for scope OR costs.

 

 

● Provides a paragraph explaining project scope but does not explain changes/no changes.

● Updates the embedded Excel table for costs but does not explain changes/no changes.

● Writes less than the minimum length/detail for scope AND/OR costs.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Scope Update, and Costs Update,

 

/ 15

Criteria 2 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Schedule Update

 

 

● PM Track: Copies the Unit 2 Gantt file and makes changes to show progress. Additionally, writes 60–90 words in the Word document to provide a quick overview and to direct the reader to the Gantt file.

● Specialist Track: Copies the Unit 2 Word table schedule, makes changes to show progress, and clearly identifies the changes through color or other means as explained in the instructions.

 

 

● PM Track: Copies the Unit 2 Gantt file. Either does not show progress in the Gantt OR does not include the quick overview in the Word document.

● Specialist Track: Copies the Unit 2 Word table schedule. Either does not show progress OR does not clearly identify changes through color or other means as explained in the instructions.

 

 

● PM Track: Copies the Unit 2 Gantt file. Either does not show progress in the Gantt AND does not include the quick overview in the Word document.

● Specialist Track: Copies the Unit 2 Word table schedule. Either does not show progress AND does not clearly identify changes through color or other means as explained in the instructions.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Schedule Update,

 

/ 15

Criteria 3 Level III Max Points

20 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

17 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

14 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Legal, Ethical, Social, and Global Implications

 

 

● Identifies at least four issues/problems regarding the project.

● Addresses a legal and/or ethical issue in at least one of the issues.

● Addresses a global concern in at least one of the issues.

● Clearly marks each issue as legal, ethical, social, and/or global.

● Writes 100–130 words for this section.

● Presents this content in a bulleted list or Word table.

 

 

● Identifies at least four issues/problems regarding the project.

● Addresses a legal and/or ethical issue in at least one of the issues.

● Addresses a global concern in at least one of the issues.

● Might not have identified each issue as legal, ethical, social, and/or global AND/OR does not write 100–130 words for this section.

● Presents this content in a bulleted list or Word table.

 

 

● Identifies less than four issues/problems regarding the project.

● Does not address a legal and/or ethical issue in at least one of the issues OR a global concern in at least one of the issues.

● Might not have identified each issue as legal, ethical, social, and/or global AND/OR does not write 100–130 words for this section.

● Presents this content in a bulleted list or Word table.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Legal, Ethical, Social, and Global Implications,

 

/ 20

Criteria 4 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Communication

 

 

● PM Track: Develops a Word table of at least four categories and four row items to clarify a project communication plan.

● Specialist Track: Writes a draft for a letter to stakeholders about the project, covering the project and reason for the letter in one paragraph and an overview of the scheduling plus expected end-date in a second paragraph. Writes 80–100 words and presents this without lists or tables.

 

 

● PM Track: Develops a Word table of at least four categories but only three row items to clarify a project communication plan OR rows contain clearly incomplete information.

● Specialist Track: Writes a draft for a letter to stakeholders about the project. One item is missing: a quick project overview, reason for the letter, scheduling overview, or expected end-date. May have written less than the minimum length/wording but presents this in paragraph form as instructed.

 

 

● PM Track: Develops a Word table of at least four categories but less than three row items to clarify a project communication plan AND/OR rows contain clearly incomplete information.

● Specialist Track: Writes a draft for a letter to stakeholders about the project. Two items are missing: a quick project overview, reason for the letter, scheduling overview, or expected end-date. May have written less than the minimum length/wording but presents this in paragraph form as instructed.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Communication,

 

/ 15

Criteria 5 Level III Max Points

20 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

17 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

14 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Diagram(s) – Visio must be used and properly embedded to earn these points

 

 

● Creates a Visio diagram relevant to the project per instructions and embeds it in the assignment template.

 

 

● Creates a Visio diagram relevant to the project but with minor errors in construction and/or insufficient labeling.

 

 

● Creates a Visio diagram relevant to the project but with major errors in construction and/or insufficient labeling.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Diagram(s) – Visio must be used and properly embedded to earn these points,

 

/ 20

Criteria 6 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Additional Proof of Progress

 

 

● Provides additional proof of project progress, either (1) in screenshots or other visual proof, which is then explained in words, or (2) a narrative of 100–120 words explaining progress made as well as what is expected to be completed in the next week.

 

 

● Provides additional proof of project progress, either (1) in screenshots or other visual proof but without sufficient explanation in words, or (2) a narrative of less than the minimum wording/length explaining progress made as well as what is expected to be completed in the next week.

 

 

● Provides additional proof of project progress, either (1) in screenshots or other visual proof but without any explanation in words, or (2) a narrative of less than the minimum wording/length explaining progress made OR missing what is expected to be completed in the next week.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Additional Proof of Progress,

 

/ 15

Criteria 7 Level III Max Points

10 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

8.5 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

7 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Writing, Formatting, and Basics

 

 

● Completes the cover page content.

● Writing has few if any errors.

● Formatting followed instructions.

 

 

● Completes the cover page content but may have missed an item.

● Writing includes some errors or informality OR formatting did not follow instructions.

 

 

● Completes the cover page content but may have missed an item.

● Writing includes errors or informality AND formatting did not follow instructions.

 

 

Score of Writing, Formatting, and Basics,

 

/ 10

TotalScore of IT599 Unit 3 Assignment 1 Rubric,

 

/ 110

Overall Score

LEVEL III

93.6 points minimum

 

LEVEL II

77.1 points minimum

 

LEVEL I

1 point minimum

 

NOT PRESENT

0 points minimum

 

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Unit 3 Assignment 2: Peer Review

 

Outcomes addressed in this activity:

 

Unit Outcomes:

 

Appraise another IT project through peer review to provide useful feedback.

Assess received feedback for possible updating of the course project.

Course Outcome:

 

IT599-4: Ethical Theories and Practices: Evaluate information systems’ legal, ethical, social, and global implications to justify decisions and optimize social outcomes.

 

Purpose

 

This assignment is an exchange of feedback with a classmate. The hope is that some ideas from that classmate might be valuable for your project. Your instructor will assign you to a classmate for this purpose; watch email and/or the classroom early in the unit to ensure you know your partner for this small but important assignment. You will need only Microsoft Word and PG email to complete this assignment.

 

Assignment Instructions and Requirements

 

Contact your assigned classmate by school email as soon as you can. Share your Unit 2 assignments with each other by email attachment. You may include any questions you hope your classmate can answer in the body of your email.

 

Before exchanging feedback, make sure you read the requirements below. Then provide feedback via email. This should be done early in the unit to ensure that both you and your classmate have enough time to review each other’s feedback and thoughtfully assess the information. To meet the end of unit timing, make sure you have exchanged feedback by Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

The Peer Review Report

 

You must use the assignment template to earn points for this assignment. Keep all subheadings as presented in the template.

 

Replace “Student Name” with your name.

My review of the classmate’s project:

Write three or four main ideas of feedback for your classmate’s project. Focus on what could be improved and make sure any negative comments are framed with professional and kind wording that provides insight. Include reasons for your statements.

At least one comment must deal with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns.

Do not comment about writing errors or formatting issues; focus on the project itself.

Present these ideas in full sentences and in a bulleted list so ideas are clearly outlined.

Write at least 120 words.

Send these by email to your classmate, and then copy and paste them into the report template.

Main ideas shared with me regarding my project:

Copy and paste your classmate’s feedback ideas directly from their email. Do not make any changes.

Assessment of my classmate’s review:

Evaluate each item in your classmate’s feedback. Explain which of your classmate’s ideas might be good to incorporate into your project and/or reasons why you would not want to incorporate the feedback.

Write this as a paragraph of 90–120 words.

What to Do if the Classmate Fails to Participate

 

If your assigned classmate does not respond to your emails by the end of Sunday 11:59 p.m. ET, contact your instructor on Monday for further instructions.

 

Additional Parameters

 

Do not use source material; this must be completed using critical thinking and your current technology knowledge and skills.

Proofread your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formality.

Do not alter the classmate’s feedback, even if you feel the writing has errors.

Directions for Submitting Your Assignment

 

Name your Word document with the following convention:

IT599-PeerReview-LastName-FirstName (using your own name).

Make sure you read all instructions carefully and review the grading rubric before submitting to the Dropbox for Unit 3 Assignment 2.

Plagiarism

 

You are expected to be the sole author of your work and that it is not copied from sources, as plagiarism will not be tolerated. In accordance with the University’s academic integrity policy, your assignment will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. Plagiarism of words, ideas, images, or other intellectual property violates the University honor code, and any offense may be subject to disciplinary action. For more information on University’s plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

 

Review the Unit 3 Assignment 2 rubric before beginning this activity.

 

The peer review report must be submitted in the given template to earn points for this assignment.

 

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Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Peer feedback for and from the assigned classmate

 

 

● Writes three or four ideas for improving the classmate’s project.

● At least one comment deals with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns.

● Does not comment on writing or formatting issues.

● Presents all feedback with professional and kind wording, and includes reasons for the suggestions.

● Presents the ideas in a bulleted list but in full sentences, and writes at least 120 words.

● Includes the feedback received from the classmate.

● Fulfills timing: Sends files to the classmate and providing the classmate has responded, returns feedback by the end of Sunday night.

 

 

● Writes three or four ideas for improving the classmate’s project.

● At least one comment deals with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns.

● Might have commented on writing or formatting issues.

● Presents feedback with professional and kind wording, and includes reasons for most of the suggestions.

● Presents the ideas in a bulleted list but perhaps not in full sentences, OR does not meet the minimum length requirement.

● Includes the feedback received from the classmate.

● Fulfills timing: sends files to the classmate and providing the classmate has responded, returns feedback by the end of Sunday night.

 

 

● Writes three ideas for improving the classmate’s project.

● There are no comments dealing with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns OR there are comments about writing or formatting issues.

● Presents all feedback with professional and kind wording, and includes reasons for the suggestions.

● Presents the ideas in a bulleted list but perhaps not in full sentences, AND does not meet the minimum length requirement.

● Feedback from the classmate is missing or appears to have been altered per the classmate’s submission.

● Fulfills timing: Sends files to the classmate and providing the classmate has responded, returns feedback by the end of Sunday night.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Peer feedback for and from the assigned classmate,

 

/ 15

Criteria 2 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Assessment of feedback from classmate

 

 

● Writes a paragraph of 90-120 words assessing the classmate’s feedback for potential inclusion in the project. All classmate feedback is explored and reasons given.

 

 

● Writes a paragraph assessing the classmate’s feedback for potential inclusion in the project. At least one idea from the classmate is not explored OR the feedback length did not meet requirements.

 

 

● Writes a paragraph assessing the classmate’s feedback for potential inclusion in the project. At least one idea from the classmate is not explored AND the feedback length did not meet requirements.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Assessment of feedback from classmate,

 

/ 15

TotalScore of IT599 Unit 3 Assignment 2 Rubric,

 

/ 30

Overall Score

LEVEL III

25.6 points minimum

 

LEVEL II

21.1 points minimum

 

LEVEL I

1 point minimum

 

NOT PRESENT

0 points minimum

 

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Unit 3 Discussion

 

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Progress and Requests for Help

 

This week, share how your project is progressing. Include whatever problems or questions you have encountered and ask for help from classmates if you wish. This is a place to connect.

 

This discussion only requires one post — your answer to the question above — posted within the Wednesday-through-Tuesday boundaries of the unit. Write at least 100 words in this post.

 

Additional rules:

 

Write your own descriptive subject line for your initial post — not your name, course or unit number, or the title shown above for this discussion. Labeling content is an important step in workplace documentation.

Write your posts entirely in your own words, without quoting or copying from sources.

Posts must demonstrate respect for others and use a professional (formal) tone.

To earn points, all of the parameters above must be met. No partial points are given.

These links are provided for those who would like extra assistance with unit concepts or technology needs.

 

Compliance Issues

 

Fister, T. (2022, December 1). 6 common IT compliance standards (a guide to the basics). Indeed. https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-develo…

 

Ethical Issues

 

Watters, A. (2021, July 1). 5 ethical issues in technology to watch for in 2021. CompTIA. https://connect.comptia.org/blog/ethical-issues-in…

 

Social Implications

 

Mori, Y. (2022, May 8). What are the positive & negative impacts of technology on modern business? LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-positive-negative-impacts-technology-modern-mori-

 

Communication Plans

 

Semczuk, N. (n.d.). Project communication plan examples, template, & how to. The Digital Project Manager. https://thedigitalprojectmanager.com/projects/comm…

 

Embedding Visio in Word

 

Note: Do not link; embed.

 

Copy a Visio drawing to Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. (n.d.). Microsoft Support. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/copy-a-…

ASSIGNMENT DETAILS

Unit 3 Assignment 1: Project Progress, Illustration, and Identification of Issues

 

Outcomes addressed in this activity:

 

Unit Outcomes:

 

Create diagrams and updates for a technology project.

Assess legal, ethical, social, and global implications of a technology project.

Course Outcome:

 

IT599-4: Ethical Theories and Practices: Evaluate information systems’ legal, ethical, social, and global implications to justify decisions and optimize social outcomes.

 

Purpose

 

Your project should now be well-defined from the proposal and implementation plans already completed. This assignment will take you further into the project by illustrating ideas (diagramming) and exploring wider implications of legal, ethical, social, and global concerns while also providing an update on the project’s progress.

 

All students need Microsoft Word, Excel, and Visio to complete this assignment. Mac users must ensure that Office is within the same Windows environment as Visio to embed diagrams, as images/screenshots are unacceptable. No other diagramming software is allowed. Students who have chosen the Project Management Track will also need Microsoft Project.

 

Assignment Instructions and Requirements

 

First Steps

 

You will actively and consistently work on your project in this unit and the next few weeks.

 

Status Updates for Week 3

 

As usual, retrieve the assignment template to earn points for this assignment. Note that paragraphs will be single-spaced, and a blank line should be placed between paragraphs and headings for readability; this must look like a work document and not at all like a school paper. Keep all subheadings as presented in the template.

 

Cover:

 

Replace “Project Name” with a descriptive name for your project.

Replace “X” with either a real client’s name, a made-up client name, or your professor’s name.

Replace “Y” with your first and last names.

Replace “Z” with the date you completed this document.

Starting on page 2, replace “Content Here” with the following:

 

Scope Update

Provide one paragraph explaining the scope of your project. This could be partially copied from your Unit 2 Assignment Overview and Requirements.

If there are changes, explain what the changes are and why they occurred.

If there are no changes, explain why the scope has not changed.

Write 70–100 words for this section of the document.

Costs Update

If there are changes:

Option 1: Insert the same embedded Excel table you developed for Unit 2 and make changes as necessary.

Option 2: Write a paragraph of 60–90 words briefly explaining the changes.

If there are no changes:

Write a paragraph of 60–90 words explaining why there are no cost changes, what costs might be unexpected later, and/or what costs might be helpful in the future if the project scope is increased or features added.

Schedule Update

Project Management Track:

First, make a copy of your Gantt file (WBS) you submitted for Unit 2.

Rename the copy for Unit 3 (see below).

Make changes to the Unit 3 version to show completion of tasks/progress. Consider changing the color of the text or cells or applying bold to clearly identify items that have been completed.

Progress is expected and required.

Write 60-90 words in the Word template as an overview of the changes. Also, mention that full details are in the separate WBS.

IT Specialist Track:

Copy and paste your Word table schedule from your Unit 2 submission in this unit’s template.

Make changes if necessary.

Identify project progress in the table by using the Word highlighting tool in the home ribbon, changing the font color, or making use of bold or italic text. Do not use Track Changes.

Progress is expected and required.

Legal, Ethical, Social, and Global Implications

Identify a minimum of four issues/problems regarding your project that must be considered. Note that this is only identifying what problems could occur; you will devise a mitigation plan in Unit 4. If you need ideas to get started, check the Reading part of this unit.

Mention at least four separate ideas:

At least one must deal with potential legal and/or ethical problems.

At least one must address global concerns.

Identify each potential problem clearly as legal, ethical, social, and/or global.

Write 100–130 words for this section.

Present this information as a bulleted list or in a Word table (it is your choice).

Communication

Project Management Track: Communication plan

Review example plans.

In a Word table, develop at least four categories (columns).

Complete at least four meetings/update/issue rows.

IT Specialist Track: Draft of letter to stakeholders

This is a draft, which means you are simply inserting the content as regular paragraphs in the template.

Content: The purpose is to explain the project and the timeline in a letter to stakeholders.

In the first paragraph, briefly explain the project and why you are sending the letter.

In the second paragraph, present an overview of project progress (consider explaining major milestones) and when you expect the project to be completed.

Since this includes end-users and others, do not provide any technical jargon or details.

Write 80–100 words, all in paragraph form (no lists or tables).

Diagram(s)

Review diagramming information.

After checking the possibilities explained in the PDF linked directly above, create at least one Microsoft Visio diagram for your project.

Ensure that the diagram is embedded in the Word template.

Additional Proof of Progress

If visual proof is available, include screenshots or other visual proof that the work is in progress. Ensure that the images are explained.

If visual proof is not available, write 100–120 words explaining the progress you have made and what you expect to do in the next week to keep project development momentum.

Optional content

 

Should you feel that an additional section of information would be appropriate for your project’s documentation this week, add the subheading Addendum at the end of the template and insert this information after that subheading. This would not earn points but may help keep pertinent documentation together. It is not required to include an addendum.

 

Additional Parameters

 

This must be completed using your critical thinking and knowledge gained throughout the program instead of the direct use of source materials.

Any resources necessary for the project’s completion (such as vendors, tutorials, open-source materials, etc.) should be identified by name and full URL.

Proofread your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formality. While first-person writing is allowed and logical in parts, limit it where possible.

Directions for Submitting Your Assignment

 

Name your Word document with the following convention:

IT599-Update-Week3-LastName-FirstName (using your own name).

Project Management Track: Name your Project file with this convention:

IT599-WBS-Week3-LastName-FirstName (using your own name).

Make sure you read all instructions carefully and review the grading rubric before submitting to the Dropbox for Unit 3 Assignment 1.

Plagiarism

 

You are expected to be the sole author of your work and that it is not copied from sources, as plagiarism will not be tolerated. In accordance with the University’s academic integrity policy, your assignment will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. Plagiarism of words, ideas, images, or other intellectual property violates the University honor code, and any offense may be subject to disciplinary action. For more information on University’s plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

 

Review the Unit 3 Assignment 1 Rubric before beginning this activity.

 

The status report must be submitted in the given template to earn points for this assignment.

 

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Criteria 1 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Scope Update, and Costs Update

 

 

● Provides a paragraph explaining project scope and changes/no changes. Writes 70–100 words for scope.

● Updates the embedded Excel table for costs and explains changes/no changes. Writes 60–90 words for costs.

 

 

● Provides a paragraph explaining project scope and changes/no changes.

● Updates the embedded Excel table for costs and explains changes/no changes.

● Writes less than the minimum length/detail for scope OR costs.

 

 

● Provides a paragraph explaining project scope but does not explain changes/no changes.

● Updates the embedded Excel table for costs but does not explain changes/no changes.

● Writes less than the minimum length/detail for scope AND/OR costs.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Scope Update, and Costs Update,

 

/ 15

Criteria 2 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Schedule Update

 

 

● PM Track: Copies the Unit 2 Gantt file and makes changes to show progress. Additionally, writes 60–90 words in the Word document to provide a quick overview and to direct the reader to the Gantt file.

● Specialist Track: Copies the Unit 2 Word table schedule, makes changes to show progress, and clearly identifies the changes through color or other means as explained in the instructions.

 

 

● PM Track: Copies the Unit 2 Gantt file. Either does not show progress in the Gantt OR does not include the quick overview in the Word document.

● Specialist Track: Copies the Unit 2 Word table schedule. Either does not show progress OR does not clearly identify changes through color or other means as explained in the instructions.

 

 

● PM Track: Copies the Unit 2 Gantt file. Either does not show progress in the Gantt AND does not include the quick overview in the Word document.

● Specialist Track: Copies the Unit 2 Word table schedule. Either does not show progress AND does not clearly identify changes through color or other means as explained in the instructions.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Schedule Update,

 

/ 15

Criteria 3 Level III Max Points

20 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

17 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

14 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Legal, Ethical, Social, and Global Implications

 

 

● Identifies at least four issues/problems regarding the project.

● Addresses a legal and/or ethical issue in at least one of the issues.

● Addresses a global concern in at least one of the issues.

● Clearly marks each issue as legal, ethical, social, and/or global.

● Writes 100–130 words for this section.

● Presents this content in a bulleted list or Word table.

 

 

● Identifies at least four issues/problems regarding the project.

● Addresses a legal and/or ethical issue in at least one of the issues.

● Addresses a global concern in at least one of the issues.

● Might not have identified each issue as legal, ethical, social, and/or global AND/OR does not write 100–130 words for this section.

● Presents this content in a bulleted list or Word table.

 

 

● Identifies less than four issues/problems regarding the project.

● Does not address a legal and/or ethical issue in at least one of the issues OR a global concern in at least one of the issues.

● Might not have identified each issue as legal, ethical, social, and/or global AND/OR does not write 100–130 words for this section.

● Presents this content in a bulleted list or Word table.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Legal, Ethical, Social, and Global Implications,

 

/ 20

Criteria 4 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Communication

 

 

● PM Track: Develops a Word table of at least four categories and four row items to clarify a project communication plan.

● Specialist Track: Writes a draft for a letter to stakeholders about the project, covering the project and reason for the letter in one paragraph and an overview of the scheduling plus expected end-date in a second paragraph. Writes 80–100 words and presents this without lists or tables.

 

 

● PM Track: Develops a Word table of at least four categories but only three row items to clarify a project communication plan OR rows contain clearly incomplete information.

● Specialist Track: Writes a draft for a letter to stakeholders about the project. One item is missing: a quick project overview, reason for the letter, scheduling overview, or expected end-date. May have written less than the minimum length/wording but presents this in paragraph form as instructed.

 

 

● PM Track: Develops a Word table of at least four categories but less than three row items to clarify a project communication plan AND/OR rows contain clearly incomplete information.

● Specialist Track: Writes a draft for a letter to stakeholders about the project. Two items are missing: a quick project overview, reason for the letter, scheduling overview, or expected end-date. May have written less than the minimum length/wording but presents this in paragraph form as instructed.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Communication,

 

/ 15

Criteria 5 Level III Max Points

20 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

17 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

14 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Diagram(s) – Visio must be used and properly embedded to earn these points

 

 

● Creates a Visio diagram relevant to the project per instructions and embeds it in the assignment template.

 

 

● Creates a Visio diagram relevant to the project but with minor errors in construction and/or insufficient labeling.

 

 

● Creates a Visio diagram relevant to the project but with major errors in construction and/or insufficient labeling.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Diagram(s) – Visio must be used and properly embedded to earn these points,

 

/ 20

Criteria 6 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Additional Proof of Progress

 

 

● Provides additional proof of project progress, either (1) in screenshots or other visual proof, which is then explained in words, or (2) a narrative of 100–120 words explaining progress made as well as what is expected to be completed in the next week.

 

 

● Provides additional proof of project progress, either (1) in screenshots or other visual proof but without sufficient explanation in words, or (2) a narrative of less than the minimum wording/length explaining progress made as well as what is expected to be completed in the next week.

 

 

● Provides additional proof of project progress, either (1) in screenshots or other visual proof but without any explanation in words, or (2) a narrative of less than the minimum wording/length explaining progress made OR missing what is expected to be completed in the next week.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Additional Proof of Progress,

 

/ 15

Criteria 7 Level III Max Points

10 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

8.5 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

7 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Writing, Formatting, and Basics

 

 

● Completes the cover page content.

● Writing has few if any errors.

● Formatting followed instructions.

 

 

● Completes the cover page content but may have missed an item.

● Writing includes some errors or informality OR formatting did not follow instructions.

 

 

● Completes the cover page content but may have missed an item.

● Writing includes errors or informality AND formatting did not follow instructions.

 

 

Score of Writing, Formatting, and Basics,

 

/ 10

TotalScore of IT599 Unit 3 Assignment 1 Rubric,

 

/ 110

Overall Score

LEVEL III

93.6 points minimum

 

LEVEL II

77.1 points minimum

 

LEVEL I

1 point minimum

 

NOT PRESENT

0 points minimum

 

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Unit 3 Assignment 2: Peer Review

 

Outcomes addressed in this activity:

 

Unit Outcomes:

 

Appraise another IT project through peer review to provide useful feedback.

Assess received feedback for possible updating of the course project.

Course Outcome:

 

IT599-4: Ethical Theories and Practices: Evaluate information systems’ legal, ethical, social, and global implications to justify decisions and optimize social outcomes.

 

Purpose

 

This assignment is an exchange of feedback with a classmate. The hope is that some ideas from that classmate might be valuable for your project. Your instructor will assign you to a classmate for this purpose; watch email and/or the classroom early in the unit to ensure you know your partner for this small but important assignment. You will need only Microsoft Word and PG email to complete this assignment.

 

Assignment Instructions and Requirements

 

Contact your assigned classmate by school email as soon as you can. Share your Unit 2 assignments with each other by email attachment. You may include any questions you hope your classmate can answer in the body of your email.

 

Before exchanging feedback, make sure you read the requirements below. Then provide feedback via email. This should be done early in the unit to ensure that both you and your classmate have enough time to review each other’s feedback and thoughtfully assess the information. To meet the end of unit timing, make sure you have exchanged feedback by Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. ET.

 

The Peer Review Report

 

You must use the assignment template to earn points for this assignment. Keep all subheadings as presented in the template.

 

Replace “Student Name” with your name.

My review of the classmate’s project:

Write three or four main ideas of feedback for your classmate’s project. Focus on what could be improved and make sure any negative comments are framed with professional and kind wording that provides insight. Include reasons for your statements.

At least one comment must deal with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns.

Do not comment about writing errors or formatting issues; focus on the project itself.

Present these ideas in full sentences and in a bulleted list so ideas are clearly outlined.

Write at least 120 words.

Send these by email to your classmate, and then copy and paste them into the report template.

Main ideas shared with me regarding my project:

Copy and paste your classmate’s feedback ideas directly from their email. Do not make any changes.

Assessment of my classmate’s review:

Evaluate each item in your classmate’s feedback. Explain which of your classmate’s ideas might be good to incorporate into your project and/or reasons why you would not want to incorporate the feedback.

Write this as a paragraph of 90–120 words.

What to Do if the Classmate Fails to Participate

 

If your assigned classmate does not respond to your emails by the end of Sunday 11:59 p.m. ET, contact your instructor on Monday for further instructions.

 

Additional Parameters

 

Do not use source material; this must be completed using critical thinking and your current technology knowledge and skills.

Proofread your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and formality.

Do not alter the classmate’s feedback, even if you feel the writing has errors.

Directions for Submitting Your Assignment

 

Name your Word document with the following convention:

IT599-PeerReview-LastName-FirstName (using your own name).

Make sure you read all instructions carefully and review the grading rubric before submitting to the Dropbox for Unit 3 Assignment 2.

Plagiarism

 

You are expected to be the sole author of your work and that it is not copied from sources, as plagiarism will not be tolerated. In accordance with the University’s academic integrity policy, your assignment will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. Plagiarism of words, ideas, images, or other intellectual property violates the University honor code, and any offense may be subject to disciplinary action. For more information on University’s plagiarism policy, refer to the current University Catalog.

 

Review the Unit 3 Assignment 2 rubric before beginning this activity.

 

The peer review report must be submitted in the given template to earn points for this assignment.

 

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15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Peer feedback for and from the assigned classmate

 

 

● Writes three or four ideas for improving the classmate’s project.

● At least one comment deals with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns.

● Does not comment on writing or formatting issues.

● Presents all feedback with professional and kind wording, and includes reasons for the suggestions.

● Presents the ideas in a bulleted list but in full sentences, and writes at least 120 words.

● Includes the feedback received from the classmate.

● Fulfills timing: Sends files to the classmate and providing the classmate has responded, returns feedback by the end of Sunday night.

 

 

● Writes three or four ideas for improving the classmate’s project.

● At least one comment deals with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns.

● Might have commented on writing or formatting issues.

● Presents feedback with professional and kind wording, and includes reasons for most of the suggestions.

● Presents the ideas in a bulleted list but perhaps not in full sentences, OR does not meet the minimum length requirement.

● Includes the feedback received from the classmate.

● Fulfills timing: sends files to the classmate and providing the classmate has responded, returns feedback by the end of Sunday night.

 

 

● Writes three ideas for improving the classmate’s project.

● There are no comments dealing with social, ethical, legal, or global concerns OR there are comments about writing or formatting issues.

● Presents all feedback with professional and kind wording, and includes reasons for the suggestions.

● Presents the ideas in a bulleted list but perhaps not in full sentences, AND does not meet the minimum length requirement.

● Feedback from the classmate is missing or appears to have been altered per the classmate’s submission.

● Fulfills timing: Sends files to the classmate and providing the classmate has responded, returns feedback by the end of Sunday night.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Peer feedback for and from the assigned classmate,

 

/ 15

Criteria 2 Level III Max Points

15 points

 

Level II Max Points

 

12.75 points

 

Level I Max Points

 

10.5 points

 

Not Present

 

0 points

 

Criterion Score

 

Assessment of feedback from classmate

 

 

● Writes a paragraph of 90-120 words assessing the classmate’s feedback for potential inclusion in the project. All classmate feedback is explored and reasons given.

 

 

● Writes a paragraph assessing the classmate’s feedback for potential inclusion in the project. At least one idea from the classmate is not explored OR the feedback length did not meet requirements.

 

 

● Writes a paragraph assessing the classmate’s feedback for potential inclusion in the project. At least one idea from the classmate is not explored AND the feedback length did not meet requirements.

 

 

Does not meet this criteria.

 

Score of Assessment of feedback from classmate,

 

/ 15

TotalScore of IT599 Unit 3 Assignment 2 Rubric,

 

/ 30

Overall Score

LEVEL III

25.6 points minimum

 

LEVEL II

21.1 points minimum

 

LEVEL I

1 point minimum

 

NOT PRESENT

0 points minimum

 

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Unit 3 Discussion

 

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Progress and Requests for Help

 

This week, share how your project is progressing. Include whatever problems or questions you have encountered and ask for help from classmates if you wish. This is a place to connect.

 

This discussion only requires one post — your answer to the question above — posted within the Wednesday-through-Tuesday boundaries of the unit. Write at least 100 words in this post.

 

Additional rules:

 

Write your own descriptive subject line for your initial post — not your name, course or unit number, or the title shown above for this discussion. Labeling content is an important step in workplace documentation.

Write your posts entirely in your own words, without quoting or copying from sources.

Posts must demonstrate respect for others and use a professional (formal) tone.

To earn points, all of the parameters above must be met. No partial points are given.

 

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