Added on - 19 Sep 2019
The assignment:Perform some fundamental Project Managementrelated tasks for the implementation of a HumanResources Management System (HRMS) in anorganization.The objective of this exercise is to assess your ability to take a businessscenario, perform some basic business analysis tasks and present it in afashion that will be understood by your potential project stakeholders.Background InformationImagine you work as Project Manager in an organization that is about toimplement a new Human Resources Management System (HRMS).You have been assigned to manage the project and you are given thefollowing facts:1.Financial Aspects/IT CostsYour organization has decided that the new system will be a commercialpackage-based solution (Product A). The following facts are known forProduct A.Product A consists of 6 components that are all required for the newsystem. Each of such components has its own software licensing model.Component A1 is licensed on a per user basis, costing £120 perUser that will have access to the systemComponent A2 is licensed on a per user basis, costing £130 perUser that will have access to the system.Component A3 is also licensed on a per user basis, costing £350 perUser will have access to the system.Component A4 is also licensed on a per user basis, costing £300 perUser will have access to the system.Component A5 is licensed based on the number of CPUs that areinstalled on the application server that the component will run,costing £16 000 per installed CPU.Component A6 is licensed based on the number of CPUs that areinstalled on the application server that the component will run,costing £12 000 per installed CPU.
It is estimated that in order to be able to perform adequately in theproduction environment, Product A requires 2 CPUs for up to 300 Users, 4CPUs for 301 to 500 Users and 8 CPUs for 501 to 1000 Users.Additionally, the new system will have a disaster recovery site for which thecost for product A is calculated as 20% of the price of the production site,with such price calculated with the assumption of zero users accessing thedisaster site, but with same to the production site number of CPUs.Moreover, for Product A, your organization will have to pay the productvendor an annual 15% maintenance fee over the final product licensingprice - the final product licensing price includes both the production and thedisaster recovery sites. The aforementioned maintenance fee for Product Astarts from the second year.Finally, each CPU of the production and disaster environments costs £4000and has an annual maintenance fee of 10%. The CPU maintenance costsalso start from the second year.All required CPUs will have to be acquired from the market (i.e. the systemwill not be installed on an existing H/W infrastructure).