Software Project Management

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Manage Your Health, 11lC. (MYH) is a Fortune 500 company that provides a variety of heath care services across the globe. MYH has more than 20,000 full-time employees and more than 5,000 part-time employees. MYH recently updated its strategic plan, and key goals include reduc-ing internal costs, increasing cross-selling of products, and exploiting new Web-based technolo-gies to help employees, customers, and suppliers work together to improve the development and delivery of its health care products and services. Below are some ideas the Information Tech-nology department has developed for supporting these strategic goals: 1. Recreation and Wellness Intranet Project Provide an application on the current intranet to help IT employees improve their health. A recent study found that MYH, Inc. pays 20 percent more than the industry average for employee health care premiums, primarily due to the poor health of its employees. You believe that this application will help improve IT Employee health within one year of its rollout so that you can negotiate lower heaHh insurance premiums, pro-viding net savings of at least $3O/employee/year for full-time employees overthe next four years. This application would include the following capabilities: * Allow employees to register for company-sponsored recreational programs, such as soccer, softball, bowling, jogging, walking, and other sports * Allow employees to register for company-sponsored classes and programs to help them manage their weight, reduce stress, stop smoking, and manage other health-related issues. * Track data on employee involvement in these recreational and health-management programs * Offer incentives for people to join the programs and do well in them (e.g., incentives for achieving weight goals, winning sports team competitions, etc.). 2. Health Coverage Costs Business Modet. Develop an application to track employee health care expenses and company health care costs. Health care...
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