The Integrated Action Learning (IAL) Project represents the Capstone experience of your undergraduate program. This is an opportunity to apply what you have learned in your coursework to a real situation, resulting in benefits not only to you but to an organization as well. In this unit, you will apply what you learn from the readings to better understand how to produce your proposal. You will become familiar with the structure of this course and the IAL Project.
The IAL Project is a real-world project solving a real-world problem. The major criterion for acceptance of your project idea is that it benefits an organization you identify. Beyond that, you should seek to develop a project that will apply the concepts you have learned in your time at Capella. For example, if you are in the:
The sections below provide information about the project components.
Read the unit-level descriptions for more detail about the following components.
The following components are to be incorporated in your final project but take place in the form of discussions throughout this course to give an opportunity for peer review and feedback:
Initial Project Proposal
This is a compilation of the documentation you have created in class as of Unit 6 plus the Solution Analysis and a section on Action Learning. Presentations and speeches are not included in the documentation. (When you develop your Final Project Proposal, you will include all of the details from the Initial Project Proposal, as well as a few additional sections.)
The Organizational Problem and Context
This section includes the Environmental Scan and the Self-Assessment.
The Environmental Scan is from Unit 2 and should include the following:
The Self-Assessment is from Unit 4 and should include the following:
This section identifies themes in the literature regarding IT concepts related to potential solutions for the problem you are addressing. This is an annotated bibliography that includes a short summary and reference for each source, organized into themes or topics. All sources are listed according to APA format.
The review should include at least seven references by Unit 5 and ten references by Unit 10. Note that textbooks and Wikipedia are not appropriate sources to refer to in your review. Use other respected sources.
This section addresses key questions related to your proposed solutions:
The Action Learning Process
This section is where you reflect on the process of developing your proposal.
Integrated Action Learning Project Proposal
Includes all of the sections from the Initial Project Proposal as well as the following components. (This component is also referred to as the Final Project Proposal.)
Needs and Risk Analysis
Specifies how the proposal’s solutions meet the needs of the organization and key stakeholders and identifies the potential risks involved as well as strategies for addressing those risks.
Legal, Ethical, and Policy Analysis
Specifies potential legal, ethical, and policy issues related to the solutions being designed and the context of the organization.
Although this is created in Unit 8, it is placed at the start, before any other parts of the documentation.
To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to: