Kudler System Upgrade
Business objective and Scope:
The goal of Kudler Fine foods is to remain competitive with local supermarkets. To maintain its competitive edge, Kudler has retained Team B Consulting to assess its existing network infrastructure and suggest changes that will enhance the performance of Point of Sale (POS) transactions at each of its three sites. Additionally, Kudler plans to collect data on its customers, highlighting the need for better security of network resources. This report will examine the efficiency of Kudler Fine Food’s network infrastructure and the security of its network resources. Changes will be suggested that meet the needs outlined in the service request. The scope of this report will be limited to improvements in hardware and software that provide faster checkout service and provide network security at the each of the business locations.
The importance of project boundaries cannot be stressed enough; and this project is no different. A painful lesson was bestowed on the city of Montreal after the 1980 Olympics. As a result of poor planning and a lack of project constraint, the final cost of the Montreal Olympic Games was over 11 times the original estimate causing the cost to jump from an estimated 120 million dollars to more than 1 billion dollars (Ginger, Henry, 1980). To combat these time and cost overruns, Team B proposes reasonable time and monetary constraints that will keep Kudler Fine Foods in line with its goal to remain competitive by implementing systems upgrades.
Time: Team B Consulting recommends a two month time limit be implemented. This time limit should be effective from the point of the systems integration portion of the project through the complete training of all affected personnel. This time frame should have a progress check at the one-month point to determine if more time will be needed for personnel training and other miscellaneous items....