Center for Advanced Studies in Systems Engineering
The paper describes management of project POIS.13.01.00-00-007/12 establishing the Center for Advanced Studies in Systems Engineering (CASE) at Military University of Technology (MUT) in Warsaw, Poland. The project was financed from the European Union program, Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2007–2013, activity 13.1, Infrastructure of higher education. In order to complete the project it was necessary to deal with the following issues: short time of the project, innovation and complexity of implemented solutions, the need for the use of European Union procedures which are much more restrictive than university ones. The article presents a description of the scope of the project. The paper brings risks and project issues that arose during the project. On the other hand, the authors introduces best practices that have proven themselves as risk mitigation strategies or measures taken to solve project issues. Proper requirements specification is one of the most important practices. So, the paper describes the biggest tender intended to build a server room and launch the academic cloud for CASE. The authors recapitulates rules of the successful planning, preparation and conducting of the tender’s procedure. As a result of the tender and consecutive actions the Academic Cloud was implemented at the university. The paper presents three main elements of the Academic Cloud: project cloud, virtual desktops infrastructure and high performance computing solution. Moreover, the authors summarizes the paper and outlines directions for further work.
KeywordsRequirements specification Project management Public tender Cloud computing Virtual desktops infrastructure High performance computing
The project POIS.13.01.00-00-007/12 was funded by the National Center for Research and Development.
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