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LEADERSHIP MONTGOMERY - Legacy Class - "connecting"

LEGACY CLASS XXXII PROJECT TEAM FIVE

COMMON TECH FOR COMMON GROUND


CHAIR PERSON:          “Mighty” Mason Tanaka

TEAM MEMBERS:    “Awesome” Allen Farr, “Dapper” David Grizzard, “Energetic” Emily Shade,  “Merry” Margaret Nekic,  “Remarkable” Rick Shuford,  “Smiling” Kyle Kyser and “Turbo” Tobias Mense 

THEMATIC AREA:  QUALITY OF LIFE/POVERTY AND THE LESS FORTUNATE

PROJECT TEAM 5: Common Ground Montgomery (CGM)   

DATE(S) OF IMPLEMENTATION:  March 19-23, 2016                      

DURATION OF THE PROJECT:  August 21, 2015 – May 5, 2016

PROJECT LOCATION:  Common Ground Montgomery, 1516 Mobile Rd., Montgomery, AL 36108

FINAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION: 

To provide improved technology resources and education that will enable Common Ground Montgomery (CGM) to better fulfill their core mission of creating:

…a “safe haven” of love and grace along with structure and discipline for the kids of our neglected and impoverished community. *

*Source:  Common Ground Montgomery Mission Statement

MEDIA OUTLETS CONTACTED:  Montgomery Advertiser

WHO WAS SERVED AND HOW MANY PEOPLE BENEFITTED? 

The community and staff who access CGM.  There is a staff of 15 employees and 25 weekly volunteers.  There are up to 120 children served and over 500 individuals served through various groups and conferences utilizing the facility.

OTHER AGENCIES AND GROUPS WHO WERE INVOLVED:

Wind Creek, AUM, Service First, Jerry Kyser Builder, Inc., Coastal Insurance Company, DLM Architecture, LLC. – David Mullen, Paxson Design – Bill Paxson, Baptist Health, Karen Goodman, Michael Goodman, Ron Taylor and Nick Palmer.

VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PROJECT:

Design and build a sustainable network infrastructure to further advance CGM’s mission that will include ongoing tech support.

WILL THIS BE AN ONGOING PROJECT OR WILL IT BE A ONE-TIME PROJECT?

This one-time project was to install and label the entire Wi-Fi infrastructure.  This project included initial acquisition and installation of Wi-Fi access points, routers, software/antivirus and computers.  As a bonus, we provided architectural blue prints of CGM.  It will be an ongoing project to supplement the hardware, acquisition of devices, and renewal of software/antivirus.

IF IT WILL BE ON-GOING, WHO WILL CARRY THE PROJECT FORWARD?

AUM will provide some first level Helpdesk support at no cost to Common Ground Montgomery.  CGM will be responsible for additional equipment purchases and renewal fees.

DESCRIBE EXACTLY HOW YOUR PROJECT WAS IMPLEMENTED:

·         Phase I – Define Scope – The purpose for this phase was to determine the needs and requirements of CGM through on-site interviews and an initial facility survey.  Additionally, the project team prioritized those requirements, and determined the feasibility of the project team’s execution capacity and capability based on available resources and time.

·         Phase II – Gap Analysis – Once the scope was defined, the project team conducted additional site surveys to gather physical inventory of CGM IT resources.  The physical inventory is referred to as the “as-is” model.  We then conducted a gap analysis by comparing the current state to the future needs of CGM, or the “to-be” model.  The resulting gap was the focus of the project.

·         Phase III – Implementation – With the gap analysis completed and the requirements finalized, the project team began the actual physical work of installing and labeling a reliable network.  In addition, the team upgraded computers and purchased software.  Finally, the team provided blue prints to CGM in order to give them a map of the structure for ongoing use.

·         Phase IV – Education – The purpose of the final phase of the project was to ensure the CGM staff had the knowledge and capability to maintain as much of the IT infrastructure of the CGM facility as possible.  The project team provided hands-on training, as well as educational materials and technical manuals.

·         Phase V – Ongoing Support – AUM will provide continued tech help assistance to CGM whenever needed, as long as both entities are in agreement.

HOW MANY VOLUNTEER HOURS WERE DEVOTED TO THIS PROJECT?  (Multiply the total number of volunteers by the total number of hours worked, start to finish.)

Activity

# of People

# of Hours

Total

Administration

3

6

18

Computer Acquisition

1

2

2

Site Visits (4 site visits)

4

8

32

Blue Print

2

4

8

Team Meetings

 (8 Meetings @ 1hr)

8

8

64

Implementation

13

5

65

TOTAL

31

33

189

 


Legacy Class XXXII Project Team 5 - Presentation 

LM Class XXXII - Project Team 5 Presentation.mp4

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