Research the internet and select a Request for Proposal (RFP) related to your area of information technology expertise. Areas of expertise include Cybersecurity, IT Security, IT Project Management, Information Security, Management, Business Analytics, Business Administration, Software Development, Database. Many federal, state, city and counties have current RFPs. RFPs are used by entities to request proposals for work that will be done inhouse by an outside vendor or company.
Assume that you have submitted a proposal and that your company (an outside vendor) has won the bid and will do the work. You have been awarded a time and materials contract. For the RFP you select you will estimate one time and reoccurring costs.
Your next task will be to develop a project charter using the information from your selected RFP. Over the course of the next several weeks, you will use this as a basis for developing other project management deliverables.
The project charter must contain the following:
- Project title
- Scope statement
- Success criteria or expected benefits
- Major deliverables
- Acceptance criteria
- Milestone schedule
- Key assumptions
- Major risks