Deliverable Length: Word Document (8 pages; 6 sections w/headings)
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Project Background
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Throughout this course, you will be working on several aspects of the implementation of an e-commerce Web site for a company of your choosing. The work will include the development of an e-commerce implementation plan document, as well as some actual development work on an e-commerce prototype Web site. Additional information and the deliverables for each Individual Project will be provided in the assignment description for the project.

Project Selection
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The first step will be to select an organization as the target for your e-commerce implementation plan. This organization will be used as the basis for each of the assignments throughout the course and should conform to the following guidelines:

Nontrivial: The selected organization should be large enough to allow reasonable exercise of the e-commerce implementation planning process.

Domain knowledge: You should be familiar with the organization to allow focus on the planning tasks without significant time required for domain education.

Accessibility: You should have good access to the people and other information that is related to the organization because this will be an important part of the planning process.

Note: The selected organization may already have an e-commerce site and still be used as the basis for the projects in this course.

Select an organization that fits these requirements, and submit your proposal to your instructor before proceeding further with the assignments in the course. Approval should be sought within the first several days of the course. Your instructor will tell you how to submit this proposal and what notification will be given for project approval.

Assignment:
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For the assignments in this course, you will be developing a comprehensive e-commerce implementation plan document and writing some code to demonstrate key elements of an e-commerce Web site. Your first task in this process will be to select an organization to use as the basis of your projects. You will also create the shell document for the final project deliverable that you will be working on during each unit. As you proceed through each project phase, you will add content to each section of the final document to gradually complete the final project delivery.

The project deliverables are as follows**
Submit organization to instructor for approval**
E-Commerce Implementation Plan Document Shell
Use Microsoft Word
Title Page
Course number and name
Project name
Student name
Date
Table of Contents
Use auto-generated TOC.
Separate page
Maximum of three levels deep
Be sure to update the fields of the TOC so that it is up-to-date before submitting your project.
Section Headings (create each heading on a new page with TBD as content, except for sections listed under New Content below)
Project outline
Architecture
Requirements
Implementation
Integration
Administration

New Content**
Project outline
Brief description of the organization and its products
Include a discussion of the needs of the organization for an e-commerce Web site
Material can be taken from approved proposal submitted to instructor
Be sure this project is approved by the instructor
Architecture
Identify the key elements of an appropriate e-commerce Web site for the organization.
Prepare a visual representation of the architecture that is appropriate for the Web site.
The diagram should clearly identify the key elements of the system and its relationships.
The diagram can be prepared using any tool of choice, but the results should be pasted into the plan document.
Provide a written description of the diagram.

Name the document as follows: yourname_ITSD325_IP1.doc
Submit the document for grading

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