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Rusty Rims IT Strategic Plan, Part 2
Before you begin this assignment, be sure you have read the “Rusty Rims Case Study” and the feedback you received on your IT Strategic Plan Part 1 assignment. Also, be sure you have read the chapters in the textbook that have been assigned to this point.
Purpose of this Assignment
This assignment gives you the opportunity to apply the course concepts to complete the development of an Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP) to support the strategic direction of Rusty Rims
Distribution Company (RR). This assignment specifically addresses the following course outcomes to enable you to:

identify, define, and explain the concepts of information technology governance and
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Create a roadmap, similar to the one in the textbook, Chapter 9,
Figure 9.3. The table below is similar to Figure 9.3; it shows the five functional areas of an example company and two systems for each area. To develop your roadmap, use a table like the one below; you can copy the table, insert the functional areas and systems that are discussed in the Case Study, and use ‘insert shape – rectangle’ to insert the bars showing the timeframes for development of each. The functional areas and projects in development, and their timeframes should be extracted from the Case Study. Be sure to include an introductory paragraph to explain the table that will follow.

Projects by
Functional Area

Qtr. 1

Qtr. 2

Qtr. 3

Qtr. 4

Qtr. 5

Qtr. 6

Sales Force Automation
Online Quoting
Product Development
Collaboration – Wikis, Blogs
Showcase Company Products
Customer Experience
Marketing Analytics
Business Intelligence
Global Payroll
Technical Support
Network Upgrade
Data Center Move
3. Proposed Project: Next, you will propose a new IT project to support at least one of the strategies in section 1 above, and include it in the Table above. Use a different color font to indicate this new project and insert it with the appropriate functional area in your table. In
Section 3, describe how your proposed project will supplement the current IT development

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