Discussion Board Question to Project Management Scenario

Answer the questions to the scenario below. Answers should be elaborate and detailed.



You have been asked to be the project manager for the development of an information technology (IT) project. The system to be developed will allow a large company to coordinate and maintain records of the professional development of its employees. The company has over 30,000 employees who are located in four sites: Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Texas. The system needs to allow employees to locate and schedule professional development activities that are relevant to their positions. Sophisticated search capabilities are required, and the ability to add scheduled events to the employees’ calendars is desired. The system needs to support social networking to allow employees to determine who is attending conferences and events. This will promote fostering relationships and ensure coverage of conferences that are considered of high importance.

Once an activity has been completed, employees will use the system to submit the documentation. The system should support notifications to management personnel whenever their direct reports have submitted documentation. The system should also notify employees if their deadline to complete professional development requirements is approaching and is not yet satisfied.

For the given scenario, answer the following questions:


  • How would awareness of the business functionality being addressed by the project result in a solid IT infrastructure?
  • How will documenting the system architecture benefit the stakeholders and the success of this project?
  • There are several types of architectural views. Select 2, and describe their purpose. Explain what each represents.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.