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Activity 5

Develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) for each of your two or three alternative solutions to your performance problem.

The link at the end of this paragraph leads to the IT Economics WBS reading, which includes an explanation of how to develop a WBS and illustrations of work breakdown structures. The illustrations can serve as a model for your preparation of Activity 5. The explanation and illustrations should give you an idea of the level of detail appropriate for the WBS required for each of your two alternative solutions.


 Activity 6

Perform a risk analysis on each of your two or three best alternative solutions to your performance problem. 

The reading from IT Economics Corp., Risk Analysis of Alternative Solutions, includes a risk analysis template along with five broad risk criteria and their definitions. Also, there are three examples of the use of the template to document a risk analysis. Use this template and the risk criteria to conduct and document a risk analysis for each of your alternative solutions.

 In using this template for this course, you are not expected to do as thorough a risk identification as would be required in an actual project. You are expected, though, to identify the major risks associated with the alternative solutions for your project. Also, you need to have a minimum of two viable alternative solutions after you perform the risk analysis and screen out any too-risky solutions. The two best alternative solutions are needed in order to use the remaining templates. The risk analysis can help you to identify areas in which risk mitigate strategies can and should be used.  

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