Once the organization has decided to move forward with the development of a new or modified system, it is time to determine what tasks are necessary to move the project from initiation to completion. In this Assignment, you use standard project management approaches to create a work plan and project schedule (Gantt chart) for a development project.
Consider this scenario: You are a systems analyst at a medium-size company. You are helping to design an online system for the human resources department to use to manage available job positions. This system needs the following capabilities:
- Posts open positions to a company website
- Makes the open positions viewable and searchable by the general public
- Makes the open positions viewable, searchable, editable, and reportable by the organizationâ€™s HR employees
- Collects rÃ©sumÃ©s of applicants and their contact information into a standard rÃ©sumÃ© template
- Tracks the status of the applicants (whether they are qualified, interviewed, and rejected or hired)
- Houses positions and rÃ©sumÃ©s in a database and performs searches via an online form
- Includes notification services to contact candidates about their status
- Create a work plan listing the tasks that will need to be completed to meet the systemâ€™s requirements.
- Create a Gantt chart that is based on the details of your work plan. You may use any drawing/presentation/project management tool with which you are familiar and to which you have access. Should you decide to try project management software for this assignment, free options are available for download (such as Open Workbench at http://open-workbench.en.softonic.com or OpenProj at http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj)
- Justify your choices for the work plan and Gantt chart, explaining how your choices meet the requirements of the system.
Your document should be 3â€“5 pages long (not including the list of works cited), but it is the quality of the work that is important, not the number of pages. Cite and reference all sources using APA format and style guidelines, and submit in a single document.