This week’s assignment focuses on informal proposals. There are three parts to the assignment:
1. Outline a proposal following the outline format presented in Chapter 6 of the textbook.
2. Write an introduction for your proposal.
3. Research: Finding sources that are relevant to your proposal.
Part I. Write Outline For a proposal
Using the Outline Format for an Informal Proposal (Chapter 6), outline a proposal. You may choose your own engineering or information technology topic. However, you may also choose from the topics listed below. The topics are general; you will need to narrow and focus your proposal idea. Research may be required.
· A proposal to address network or computer security issues (firewall, malware, anti-virus
· A proposal to upgrade an existing application or install a new application
· A proposal for a Web-based training system (implementing a new platform or upgrading existing platform)
· A proposal to build some type of flying craft (e.g. drone, quadcopter)
· A proposal to build some type of robotic device.
· A proposal to automate a system
· Information Technology and Management projects at Illinois Institute of Technology
· Engineering projects from Calvin University
Part II: Write the introduction to your proposal.
This proposal is an informal proposal and it is a solicited proposal. Your audience is receptive to your proposal.
Your introduction should clearly state the:
· Background (why you are proposing the idea)
· Scope of the proposal
Be sure to identify your audience – is it a Professor (academic audience), someone in an organization (professional audience)? Your introduction should clearly state the Purpose, Background (why are you proposing this idea), and Scope of the proposal.
Part III: Research
Find three sources that provide information on the costs and/or time involved in implementing your proposal. The Internet or the EBSCO on line library system may be used to find source. Use the attached Proposal Time & Cost Source Sheet to enter the source information.
1. Summarize the content of the sources (2-3 sentences)
2. State why they are relevant to your proposal.
1. One-inch (1”) margins
3. Submit two documents:
· Proposal Outline and Introduction
· Proposal Time & Cost Source Sheet
· Part I and Part II: Check content of your outline and introduction against the content elements listed in the textbook.
· Part III: Check to see that your URLs are accurate and that the sources can be accessed before submitting your work.
· Proofread and spell check your work