Alpha Project Status

As of September 15, 2008

amends the charter to include integration with disaster recovery and
authorizes a project expenditure of $5,000 to support this effort.


To be discussed with the steering committee at late September status. 

PM recommends charter and plans be amended to include disaster recovery


Two reports for CSD


The initial project
charter assumed that five reports would be required to support
production implementation of the Alpha system.  During user design
sessions, two additional reports have been identified that would help
the customer service department better manage their workload.  This
change order amends the charter to include the two additional stories
required to implement these reports and would authorize $2,000 from the
change budget to pay for this work.  The schedule impact is expected to
be one to two days if this change is approved before October 1.

2008.09.12 - Opened

To be discussed with the steering committee.

PM has no recommendation and defers to Mary Smith of the customer
service department who requested this change.



Journaling complexity


The implementation of
the journaling feature is proving to be more complex than anticipated. 
Additional costs to support this complexity are projected to be $3,000.

2008.09.15 - Opened

To be discussed with the steering committee.

PM recommends additional funding be allocated from the change budget.


Risk #





Currently projected
implementation schedule is approaching Thanksgiving holiday.  Further
slippage may result in resource issues due to holidays and vacations.



2008.09.15--Risk opened.

If the implementation
schedule expands beyond 11/15, the resource impact will become severe
and may jeopardize successful implementation due to operations,
applications, and contractor schedules.


Expected differences in
the data model between the existing call-tracking system and Alpha make
the cost and schedule estimates for the conversion unreliable and could
cause project cost and schedule issues



2008.09.12--Risk closed.

Conversion completed ahead of schedule and no significant issues were

2008.08.15--Risk identified.

Initial assessment probability: Medium and impact: Medium

Decision was made to fast path data conversion to eliminate the
uncertainty of the data cleanup issue.

Apart from decisions related to change orders, there are no outstanding decisions awaiting steering committee action.

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