Technology Solution Consultancy

ITM 90

Run date: January 16th 2017 - August 15th 2017

information technology

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Four Seasons
Why do it

Project Examples

Over two semesters, a group of 4th-year student-consultants will assess your business processes in order to identify an issue or opportunity for improvement using technology. They will then identify an IT solution tailored to your company after evaluating vendors (via RFP) to recommend the most appropriate solution. Finally, they will identify risks associated with implementation and the change management processes needed. Project scopes can include, but are not limited to;

  • sales/marketing gaps indicating a need for CRM solutions
  • website performance issues
  • accounts payable issues with ordering/payment 
  • recruitment process hiring of employees
  • sales and order fulfillment
  • client acquisition process, etc.
Outcomes

Outcomes

Students provide a report with their analysis of gaps/opportunities in your organization, including recommendations to address them. They redesign the business process, propose a system solution, develop an RFP/I document, compare vendor solutions to provide a recommendation, and submit the implementation plan for their solution.

Skills To Be Demonstrated

it consultancyprocess analysis
Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

You'll gain an unparalleled opportunity to evaluate future talent -- learning what they can bring to the table and what skills they have before you hire them to reduce onboarding costs and time.

Brand awareness

Brand Presence

Today's talent are tomorrow's managers, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and consumers of your products -- so capture their attention early on by engaging with them in an authentic way.

Millennial insight

Next Generation Insights

Gain a fresh perspective from top emerging talent by giving Millennials hands-on experience to find value for your organization.

Build Relationships

Build Relationships

Build strong relationships at local schools and with their students to ensure that you hire for cultural fit, while improving your community.

Commitments

  • Be available for a quick phone call with the instructor to make sure everyone is on the same page.
  • Understand that preference is given to local organizations in the Greater Toronto area
  • Be willing to spend roughly 10-20 hours in the first month of each semester with the students to facilitate developing project direction/foundation, information gathering, etc.
  • Complete a project charter (Project Management documents with students) to confirm a communication plan and to define the scope of the project
  • Be willing to provide information around your businesses process including budget, strategy, etc. (NDAs can be signed should you require it)
  • Be responsive to periodic emails to answer any questions or concerns that the student(s) may have as they progress
  • Provide a Riipen skill rating on student performance upon completion of the project.
  • Create a free organizational profile on Riipen (if you do not already have one).
  • Complete a 30-second exit survey.
  • Pay a $500.00 participation fee to Riipen if approved by the instructor and successfully matched to students.