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AEnergy Company has current operations in Fresno, California, and Chicago, Illinois. You were asked by the chief technology officer (CTO) to complete a SWOT analysis of the current IT infrastructure and to suggest a technology upgrade project to resolve a major deficiency while also supporting the identified strengths the current system offers.
The CTO has approved the concept for the proposed upgrade, and your responsibility is now to create a plan to communicate with the various stakeholders (internal and external) and how it will impact their success in achieving their part of the corporate mission.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Create a communication plan that introduces a technology initiative to the stakeholders (i.e., Diffusion of Innovation Plan).
Note: If you completed the technology upgrade in Task 1, you may adapt it for use in this task.
1. Justify how your communication plan effectively conveys the reasons for this initiative.
2. Justify why components of the plan are necessary based on the needs of three internal stakeholders.
3. Justify why components of the plan are necessary based on the needs of one external stakeholder.
B. Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.