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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Ronco
, Inc
Company Intranet
Project

Proposal

Presented by:

Dave Kellas, Laura Schneider , Anahita Zamani

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Agenda


Project goal, problem / opportunity definition and
proposed solution


Content Management System research and selection


Proposed site layout


Cost / Benefit analysis and proposed budget


Proposed schedule and work breakdown structure


Overview


Questions



Project

Goal

Design, Build and Deploy
a Company Intranet
called
RoncoWeb

Problem / Opportunity Definition


Employees do not have enough access to
information


Information is spread out


People in different branches


Too much time and effort spent on searching for
information


Department heads spend time answering
FAQs

Proposed Solution


Create a company intranet called
RoncoWeb


Centralize location for all employees to get
information


Increase efficiency and productivity


Build company unity


Minimal costs


Disseminate company information quickly

Content Management System
Evaluation


CMS systems researched


Big Ace


CMS Master


Drupal


Jaws


Mambo


Silver Stripe

CMS Evaluation Results


Drupal

6.8


Open Source


Under active development


Many add
-
ons available


Cross platform


Security


Performance


Flexibility


Winner of the ‘Best Open
Source CMS’ award


Proposed Site Layout

Cost/Benefit Analysis



Increased Efficiency



Increased Productivity





Tangible Benefits



Intangible Benefits


Faster access to information


Up
-
to
-
date information


Increased sense of team



Proposed Budget

Description

Cost

Internal Labor

$8125

External Costs

$710

Hardware

and
Software

$3099

Training

$2295

Total

$11,934

Business Requirements


Faster communication, wider distribution and greater
efficiency for the rapidly growing company.


Accessibility to the resources for all employees regardless
of their physical locations.


Easy to maintain intranet for departmental content
contributors to edit and add content.



Potential Obstacles


Difficulty changing traditional approach to company
communication


Frequent changes from departments

Risks and Mitigation

Risks

Mitigations

Lack

of web development
resources

Request resources early

Department content mgrs
may

lack commitment

Demonstration

and
presentation of benefits

Drupal

may be harder to
use than we expect

Budget

for training

Major Project Activities


Purchasing


Configure Hardware


Configure
Drupal


Finalize layout


Design site


Gather departmental
requirements


Find dept content editors


Develop and test site


Training


Define and add users


Deploy and announce site


Ongoing site
administration

Proposed Schedule

Activity

Date

Install power / cabeling

January 16. 2009

Purchase and install
hardware

January 23, 2009

Install and configure
system

February 13. 2009

Develop site / site layout

March 6, 2009

Training

March 13, 2009

Deploy site

March 27, 2009

Work Breakdown Structure

Overview


Design, build and deploy
RoncoWeb

to create a central location where
all employees can access information


Employees spend too much time searching for information that will
now be found on
RoncoWeb


Drupal

is a feature rich, open source CMS which is easy to implement,
easy to use and easy to maintain


RoncoWeb

will have pages for each department with content added
by department managers


Low cost project
-

$12,000


Completed by March 27




Thank You!

Questions?