Colorado PJM410 Peak Lan Case Study – Trans Systems is a small

Colorado PJM410 Peak Lan Case Study – Trans Systems is a small

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OPTION #2: PEAK LAN CASE STUDY

Trans Systems is a small information system consulting firm located in Meridian, Louisiana. Trans has just been hired to design and install a Local Area Network (LAN) for the city of Meridian’s social welfare agency. You are the manager for the project, which includes one Trans professional and two interns from a local university. You have just finished a preliminary scope statement for the project (see below). You are now brainstorming potential risks associated with the project.

Identify potential risks associated with this project. Try to come up with at least five different risks.
Use a risk assessment form similar to the example in Figure 1 below to analyze identified risks.
Develop a risk response matrix similar to the example in Figure 2 below to outline how you would deal with each of the risks.

PROJECT SCOPE STATEMENT

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Design and install a new Local Area Network (LAN) for the Meridian Social Service Agency within one month, with a budget not to exceed $90,000 and with minimum disruption to ongoing operations.

DELIVERABLES

Twenty workstations and twenty laptop computers
Server with dual-core processors
Two color laser printers
Windows R2 server and workstation operating system (Windows 10)
Migration of existing databases and programs to new system
Four hours of introductory training for client’s personnel
Sixteen hours of training for client network administrator
Fully operational LAN system

MILESTONES

Hardware January 22
Setting users’ priority and authorization January 26
In-house whole network test completed February 1
Client site test completed February 2
Training completed February 16

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Workstations with 17-inch flat panel monitors, dual-core processors, 4 GB RAM, 8X DVD+RW, wireless card, Ethernet card, and 500 GB hard drive.
Laptops with 12-inch display monitor, dual-core processors, 2GB RAM, 8X DVD+RW, wireless card, Ethernet card, 500 GB hard drive, and weighing less than 4½ lbs.
Wireless network interface cards and Ethernet connections.
System must support Windows 11 platforms.
System must provide secure external access for field workers.

LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS

Onsite work to be done after 8:00 p.m. and before 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday.
System maintenance and repair only up to one month after final inspection.
Warranties transferred to client.
Only responsible for installing software designated by the client two weeks before the start of the project.
Client will be billed for additional training beyond that prescribed in the contract.

CUSTOMER REVIEW

Director of the City of Meridian’s Social Service Agency

Figure 1:

Risk Event
Likelihood
Impact
Detection Difficulty
When

Interface problems
4
4
4
Conversion

System freezing
2
5
5
Start-up

User backlash
4
3
3
Post-installation

Hardware malfunctioning
1
5
5
Installation

(Source: Larson Gray, 2017, Figure 7.6, p. 212)

Figure 2:

Risk Event
Response
Contingency Plan
Trigger
Who Is Responsible

Interface problems
Mitigate: Test prototype
Work around until help comes
Not solved within 24 hours
Nils

System freezing
Mitigate: Test prototype
Reinstall OS
Still frozen after one hour
Emmylou

User backlash
Mitigate: Prototype demonstration
Increase staff support
Call from top management
Eddie

Equipment malfunctions
Mitigate: Select reliable vendorTransfer: Warranty
Order replacement
Equipment fails
Jim

(Source: Larson Gray, 2017, Figure 7.8, p. 217)

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Reference

Larson, E. W. Gray, C. F. (2018). Case Study 7.3. In Project management the managerial process (5th ed., pp. 256-257). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.