The primary objective of this assignment is to explain why the project is necessary and how it will succeed. To achieve this task, you will collaborate with your team members to brainstorm and discuss the project idea.
During this assignment, you will:
1. Determine the problem statement and outline the project objectives, purpose and deliverables.
2. Conduct the operational and technical feasibility study. The operational feasibility test studies how the proposed product will fit into the current day-to-day operations of the organization, while the technical feasibility test analyses the relevant projects/techniques/tools in the literature.
3. List your contribution, the project deliverables, and how you will solve the problem.
4. Communicate professionally with multiple audiences.
REPORT FORMAT GUIDELINES[50%]
1. Font. Use black font, 12-point font, double or single line spacing (your choice) and one inch margins.
2. Front Matter. Create a cover page for your report that includes course code and title; assignment title; project name; all team member names; faculty mentor’s name; client’s name & organization. Your report must include page numbers on all pages and an automatically generated table of contents, table of figures, table of tables, and a list of acronyms.
3. Abstract. Write a brief abstract that summarizes the rest of the report. Think of it as an Executive Summary.
4. Introduction. Write a brief introduction that provides background about your project. Include your project idea (topic) and the main stakeholder(s).
5. Problem Statement. Write a concise description to contextualize and understand the significance of your problem.
6. Project Objectives. Write at least 400 words to explain how you intend to address the problem by seeking out the reasons behind the problem and proposing more effective approaches to tackling or understanding it. For example: What value does this project add to the organization? How does this project align with the strategic priorities of the organization? What results are expected? What are the high-level deliverables? What benefits will be realized? What problems will be resolved?
7. Feasibility Study:
a Technical Feasibility by conducting a literature survey and a technical background review. What sources did you consult that made you aware of the problem? What literature did you review to ascertain whether a similar project has been done before? If a similar project has been done before, justify how your project is different and what value it would add in terms of improvements and innovation. Did you do any research on technical aspects? What are the technical defects? Please cite all sources in the reference section according to HCT formatting guidelines.
b Operational Feasibility: How the proposed product will affect organizational structures and procedures? How the proposed product will fit into the current day-to-day operations of the organization? Please cite all sources in the reference section according to HCT formatting guidelines.
8. Contribution and Project Deliverables. Summarize your project as a solution to a certain problem. Describe the major challenges that you have identified and list the different areas that the team must research and/or study before they can complete the project.
9. References. List your references including refereed journal articles, standards, web sites and verbal communications with experts. Use the APA referencing format for both inline citations and bibliography.
10. Font. Use black font, 12-point font, double or single line spacing (your choice) and one inch margins.
PRESENTATION GUIDELINES [50%]
Each group is allocated 25-30 minutes: 15-20 minutes for the presentation and an additional 10 minutes for a question and answer session. Students should use PowerPoint or some other presentation software and alert the Capstone mentor in advance if they will be using a non-standard presentation software or if they have any special audio-visual requests.
The presentation must include the following sections.
1. Project title (1 slide)
2. Outline of the talk (1 slide)
3. Background and significance of the project (1 slide)
4. Motivation and Problem Statement (1 slide) (Why should anyone care?)
5. Project objectives (1 slide)
6. Technical feasibility result. Present key results and key insights. This is main body of the talk. Do not try to cover all results superficially; cover only key results well. Highlight interesting, counterintuitive findings.
7. Operational feasibility result: Present key results and key insights. This is main body of the talk. Do not try to cover all results superficially; cover only key results well. Highlight interesting, counterintuitive findings.
8. Contribution (1 slide)
9. Summary/Discussion (2 slides) a Summarize major findings b Discuss implications of findings c List study limitations and how they were mitigated d Present next steps of the projects
Use the collaborative tool mentioned above to record all tasks, monitor task progress, and keep track of objectives. Your mentor has full access to this tool, and he/she will use it to assess the collaboration skill of each student.