NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Dave Arellano
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Executive Summary NROTC San Diego established in 1985 SDSU, PLNU, UCSD, CSUSM added for more flexibility Over 800 officers commissioned since 1985 Military duty makes staying in touch difficult Currently no alumni association, therefore no dues being collected
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Project Overview Problem Statement Graduates experience significant difficulties remaining in touch with their fellow alumni officers and have no means of contributing to their former training command. Project Objective: To provide a forum for alumni officers to interact, and to create a means of accepting monetary donations through the Internet.
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Project Scope The www.nrotcsdalumni.org website will have the following characteristics: Registration Log in function Classmate locator Posting of stories and pictures Online forum Store shopping cart functionality (to include dues collection)
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Project Cost = $5,750 Labor Costs: $4,550 Domain Purchase: $ 50 Hardware Purchase:$ 550 Software Purchase: $ 600 Total Student Costs/Year for all Students = $39,000 Per Student Expenses: Dues: $ 80 Navy/Marine Corps Ball*: $ 35 Joint Service Ball*: $ 35 Total Number of NROTC Students: 260** Return on Investment Analysis
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Return on Investment Analysis (cont’d)
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Feasibility Study Technical Feasibility: The network at USD is fully capable of supporting the relatively small amount of network traffic that the NROTC SD Alumni website would experience. Economic Feasibility: Time, resources, and funds are available in order to implement the project successfully. Operational Feasibility: The San Diego NROTC Unit has received numerous requests over the past several years to have an active alumni officer association. Additionally, many have expressed the willingness to donate money to the NROTC Unit. Recent results of a survey of May 2004 graduates showed that more than 90% would use the alumni website on a regular basis.
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Risk Assessment Risks of developing the alumni website: 90% website will be used on a regular basis by alumni officers 70% website will be visited by alumni officers who will contribute enough money to reduce costs for students (approx. $1,000) 30% website will be used and visiting alumni officers will not contribute enough money to make a difference 10% website will not be used on a regular basis Risks of not developing the website: 0% gain additional income
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Main Team Tasks/Roles: Two team members: Project Manager & Asst. Project Manager Both are members of the Design & Implementation (D&I) Team Both proficient in HTML, PHP, ASP, MS Access, and with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 configuration.
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Project Resource Tracking
NROTC Unit San Diego Alumni Web Site Design, Development & Implementation Design: Determine specifications for website and hardware, confirm desired website functions, create website data flow diagram Development: Purchase hardware, software and domain, code the website functions, test the website, add aesthetic features Implementation: Launch the website, train users, invite more users, train ADP Officer at NROTC Unit, turn over documentation/passwords