Conduct a business case study for integrating sustainability in IT planning and design projects

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Scope the project for establishing a business case for integrating sustainability in IT project

1.1 Analyse proposed IT project specifications to determine scope and extent of sustainability integration in design aspects

1.2 Analyse and evaluate expected goals of project and relate the business case to broader organisational goals

1.3 Research appropriate sources of information relevant to the project to prepare the business case for validation with stakeholders

2. Plan and conduct the business case for a sustainable IT project

2.1 Evaluate the critical success factors to determine the vital strategy for the project to implement sustainability and gain competitive advantage

2.2 Produce estimate of costs projected over an appropriate time period and determine potential for return on investment for a proposed design and implementation plan

2.3 Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to determine the financial gain of the derived overall benefit obtained by integrating sustainability into the project

2.4 Produce executive summary for the stakeholders on the proposal, including risk analysis if the sustainability component activity is not implemented

3. Devise management strategies for integrating sustainability into an IT project

3.1 Initiate and progress sustainable management principles that result in reduced environmental impact

3.2 Establish, regularly review and improve key performance indicators (KPIs) on sustainability performance

3.3 Incorporate innovative planning and design rules for IT projects that foster sustainability and environmental best practice

3.4 Produce energy usage projection using estimated carbon dioxide emissions with comparable benchmarks and provide detailed report to support the long-term benefits