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.
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
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.
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