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UMUC IFSM300 HAIRCUT CASE STUDY STAGE 4

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Question;Before you;begin this assignment, be sure you have;1. Read the ?UMUC Haircuts Case Study Stage 1, 2;3? & review ?Walmart Example.?;2. Review Instructor feedback from previous;submissions.;Overview of Executive Briefing for UMUC Haircuts;For your Stage Case;Study1, you identified a strategy for competitive advantage anda business;process that you would improve through the application of technology to a;business process for UMUC Haircuts.;For your Stage 2, you identified a proposed IT solution to improve that business process. Your research included planning for IT and;business resources, identifying solution;components, and identifying ways the;new technology would improve the;business process and support the;strategy for competitive analysis. Modeling the AS IS and TO BE Processes;helped identify the steps in the business process you are improving for UMUC;Haircuts.;In Stage 3, you evaluated IT considerations as to their role and importance to the proposed IT solution to be implemented;to improve the business process for UMUC Haircuts.;In Stage 4, you will prepare and;present an Executive Briefingof;your findings. This briefing will be;presented to Myra Morningstar, the owner of UMUC Haircuts, to explain and provide the justification for her;to implement your technology solution. For your executive briefing select the major;components from each stage of the project to present. For;purposes of this exercise you do not need to focus on the cost of the proposed;solution, but rather focus on convincing her that your proposed solution will;improve the operation of UMUC Haircuts ? specifically the business process you;selected for improvement - and help her achieve the selected strategy for;competitive advantage.;Resources;Executive Briefing for UMUC;Haircuts: Presentation. The table below explains how to incorporate;information from the earlier stages into this Stage 4 Presentation.;Category;Details;Title Slide;?;Introduce the project, including appropriate information about the;?who, what, when and why?;Stage One;?;Identify the strategy for competitive advantage you selected for UMUC;Haircuts;?;Identify the business process;you selected to improve;Stage Two;?;Identify the Solution you chose to improve the process and help UMUC;Haircuts with their strategy for competitive advantage.;?;Address how the IT solution you proposed will improve the process.;?;Give an overview of IT solution components, IT skills, and business;resources needed to implement the solution.;?;Explain the business benefits of the solution (benefits in addition to;improving the process itself) and how the solution will help achieve the strategy;for competitive advantage.;Stage Three;?;Review the IT considerations you determined to be most important. This would include any consideration that;has a High importance ranking. Select;no more than five of the IT considerations that are the MOST important.;Other;?;Identify at least three major risks associated with your proposed;solution and what can be done to mitigate (prevent) them.;?;Summary/Conclusion and Closing.;Executive Briefing;?;A Title on every slide;?;Consistent graphics throughout the presentation;?;Brief bullet;points only on;slides;?;Notes: The bullet points in your presentation will be supported by relevant details in the Notes section of the;slides, which contain the actual;words you would say to Myra as you present each slide.;PowerPoint Resources;How to Excel at Briefing;Senior Executives;http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:bOsAyAFilmAJ:http://www.melissalewis.com/articles/A-Briefings.pdf%2Bhttp://www.melissalewis.com/articles/A-Briefings.pdf&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&hl=en&ct=clnk;The Rule of Seven(scroll;down to article): http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:d1Ww-9teU0wJ:http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Rule-of-Seven&id%3D364277%2B%EF%82%A7+http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Rule-of-Seven&id%3D364277&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&hl=en&ct=clnk;Assignment: UMUC;Haircuts Stage 4: Create a presentation;that includes;I.;An executive briefing in PowerPoint;covering the following topics: (each bullet below should be represented by at;least one slide);?;Provide a title slide to introduce the project;including appropriate information about the ?who, what, when and why? of the presentation;?;Identify the Strategy for Competitive Advantage;and the Business Process to be Improved;?;Identify the IT Solution you chose to;improve the processand;help UMUC Haircuts with their strategy for competitive advantage;?;Give an overview of IT solution components;IT Skills/Services & Business/Management Resources (NOTE: to obtain the most possible points in this;area, a graphic representation of the solution is required ? See Grading Rubric;below);?;State how the solution will improve the;business process;?;Explain the business benefits of the solution (benefits in addition to;improving the process itself) and how the solution will help achieve the;strategy for competitive advantage;?;Review the IT considerations you determined;to be most important in the Table in Stage 3.;This would include any consideration that you ranked with high;importance. Select up to 5 that you;consider to be the MOST important. Briefly;explain;the;impact on UMUC Haircuts ? what the considerations are/mean;what;they mean to the UMUC Haircuts business, and;what;needs to be done about them;?;Identify the major risks associated with your;proposed solution and what should be done to mitigate those risks (prevent them;from occurring). You should include at least 3 risks (business risks;technical risks, project risks, security risks or implementation risks, etc.);and corresponding mitigation strategies.;?;Summary/Conclusion and Closing: Brief review and final sales pitch!;II.;Notes;Details Section of Presentation;?;The bullet;points in your presentation will be supported;by relevant details in the Notes section of the slides, which contain the;actual words you would say to Myra as you present each slide. Since you cannot actually present the slides;in person, the Notes will show what you would actually say. This is an important part of your;presentation. If you were writing a;paper, the content would be in the notes and the PowerPoint slides would be the;outline.;?;Presentations with limited or no ?Notes? will receive much lower grades;because the bullets should not tell the whole story.;III.;Resources;?;While use of external resources (resources other than those provided in;the classroom) is not required, your presentation may be strengthened by;incorporating research. Remember to correctly cite and;reference any sources.;?;Any;direct quotes should be indicated within the slide text with appropriate;quotation marks and an in-text citation (however direct quotes should be short;and used sparingly, if at all).;?;Complete;references for all sources should be included in the corresponding Notes;section. Paraphrased material can just be referenced within the Notes section;of the slides without an in-text citation on the slide. This deviates from APA style but keeps the;slides more readable.;Note: Do not include your;resources on a separate slide in the presentation. They need to be included in the notes section;of the slide to which they pertain.;Additional Instructions;Formatting: Stage 4 ?;Executive Briefing;?;Content on your;Slides should be double-spaced;?;Use;bullet points ? 6-8 words per line, 4-7 lines per slide, Font ? preferably;Arial, Verdana or Calibri (sans serif) size 18;?;Your;presentation format should be professional and use a business or technology theme;to make it interesting in appearance to keep your audience?s attention.;?;Use;graphics sparingly but to emphasize key points and add interest. Stay with the;same theme of graphics throughout your presentation. For example use all clip art, all photograph;etc.;?;Proofread;and Spellcheck (including what you write in the Notes section)!;?;Read;your Notes out loud to yourself to see that the presentation flows well from;start to finish and that the words you read correspond to and complement what;is shown on the slide without just repeating it.;?;Use the Grading Rubric to be sure you have covered everything.;?;Submit your presentation as a;Microsoft PowerPoint document (or a presentation format that can be read using;PowerPoint) with your last name first;in the filename: Lastname_firstname_Stage;4;GRADING RUBRIC;ISFM-300 Case Study;Stage 4 Rubric:Executive Briefing on Business Benefits and;Considerations of Proposed Technology Solution;Criteria;90-100%;Far Above Standards;80-89%;Above Standards;70-79%;Meets Standards;60-69%;Below Standards;< 60%;Well Below Standards;Possible Points;Title;Slide;With;PowerPoint Theme;(1;slide);5 Points;Includes a professionally;presented Title Slide with appropriate information using a PowerPoint Theme;4 Points;Includes a Title Slide with;appropriate information and a;PowerPoint Theme;3 Points;Includes a Title Slide properly;formatted.;2 points;Includes a Title Slide, poorly or;incom-pletely formatted.;0-1;Point;No;title slide or theme is used in presentation.;5;Competitive;Advantage and Business Process to Improve;(1;slide);9-10 Points;Brief explanation of the strategy;for competitive advantage and process to be improvedis clearly;presented and demonstrates understanding of the;course vocabulary and concepts, sophisticated analysis and critical thinking.;8 Points;Brief explanation of the strategy;for competitive advantage and process to be improvedis clearly;presented using course vocabulary and concepts.;7;Points;Brief;explanation of the strategy for competitive advantage and process to be;improvedis presented using course vocabulary and;concepts.;6 Points;Explanation isunclear, or may not adequately describe;the processin the case study, may be lacking in demonstra-tion of under-standing of;course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and/or critical thinking.;0-5;Points;Little;or no description of problem area or;process to be improved is provided.;10;Description of Proposed;Solution;(minimum 1 slide);5 Points;Description;of the proposed technical solution is clearly stated in a manner that;captures the attention of the audience and sets the stage for the;presentation.;4 points;Description;of the technical solution sets the stage for the presentation.;3 Points;Description;of the proposed technical solution is provided.;2 Points;Description;of the proposed technical solution is not clearly presented and/or is not;adequate to set the stage for presenta-tion.;0-1;Point;Little;or no explanation of proposed solution provided.;5;Information Technology;Components, IT Skills;Business Resources;(minimum 1 slide);9-10;Points;The;technology components, IT skills and business resources are clearly explained;clearly presented and;demonstrate understanding of the course vocabulary and concepts;sophisticated analysis and critical thinking. A professionally presented graphic;of the solution is presented.;8 points;The;technology components, IT skills and business resources are explained;clearly presented and;demonstrate understanding of the course vocabulary and concepts, shows;analysis and critical thinking. A well done graphic of the solution is;presented.;7 points;The;technology components, IT skills and business resources are explained.;6 points;Description;of the technology compon-ents, IT skills and business resources are not;clearly presented and/or not adequate.;0-5;points;Little;or no explanation of technology components, IT skills and business resources.;10;How The Solution Improves the;Process;(1 slide);5 Points;Description;of how the solution improves the process is clearly stated using course;vocabulary and concepts in a manner that captures the attention of the;audience and sets the stage for the presentation.;4 Points;Description;of how the solution improves the process is clearly stated using course;vocabulary and concepts.;3 Points;Description;of how the solution improves the;process is provided.;2 Points;Description;of how the solution improves the process is not clearly presented and/or is;not adequate to set the stage for presenta-tion.;0-1;Point;Little;or no explanation of how the solution improves the process is provided.;5;Business Benefits & Strategy;for Competitive Advantage;(1 slide);9-10 Points;Business;Benefits and Strategy for Competitive Advantage are relevant to the business in the case study and the;proposed solution. Well;supported and convincing explanation is provided on how solution supports the;business and strategy for competitive advantage using course vocabulary and concepts.;8 points;Business;Benefits and Strategy for Competitive Advantages are relevant to the business in the case study and the;proposed solution. Explanation;is provided on how solution supports the business operation or the strategy;for competitive advantage using course vocabulary and concepts.;7 points;Business;Benefits and Strategy for Competitive Advantages are explained and are;somewhat relevant to the proposed;solution. Explanation is;provided on how solution supports the business operation and the strategy for;competitive advantage.;6 points;Only;benefits or strategy is explained and somewhat relevant to the proposed;solution.;0-5 points;Business;benefits and strategy for competitive analysis are not explained, or little;effort demonstrated;10;Business & Information;Technology Consider-ations;(minimum 1 slide);18-20;Points;The;most important (no more than 5) IT considerations are explained clearly, the;impact of each to the business in the case study and the explanation of what;must be done clearly demonstrate a strong understanding of the course;vocabulary, concepts, analysis and critical thinking.;16-17;points;The;most important IT considerations (no more than 5) are listed and the impact;of each to the business in the case study and what must be done demonstrate;an understanding of the course vocabulary, concepts, analysis and critical;thinking.;14-15 Points;The;most important IT considera-tions (no more than 5) are listed, and the;explanations of the impact to the business in the case study and explanations;of what must be done are adequate.;12-13;Points;The;most important IT considera-tions are;too numerous to indicate prioritiza-tion, and/or explana-tions do;not adequately describe each?s impact on the business in the case study;and/or what must be done, may be lacking in demonstra-tion of under-standing;of course vocabulary and concepts or analysis.;0-11;Points;Most;important considerations are not provided, or explanations of the;considerations are not provided, or little effort demonstrated.;20;Major Risks and Mitigation;Strategies;(1 slide);9-10;Points;At;least 3 risks are identified and are clearly relevant to the business in the case study and the;proposed solution. Well;supported explanation on how mitigation strategies address each risk, using;course vocabulary and concepts.;8 Points;At;least 3 risks are identified and are relevant to the business in the case study and the proposed solution. Good;explanation is provided of how mitigation strategies address each risk, using;course vocabulary and concepts.;7 Points;At;least 3 risks are identified and are relevant to the business in the case study and the proposed solution. Mitigation;strategies are provided and are relevant.;6 Points;Fewer;than 3 risks may be identified, may not be relevant to the business in the case study and/or;the proposed solution. Not all risks have;mitigation strategies.;0-5;Points;Few;or no risks and mitigation strategies are provided. Little effort;demonstrated.;10;Conclusion;(1 slide);5 Points;Conclusion;clearly provides an effective and meaningful closing to the presentation.;4 Points;Conclusion;and closing are effective and relevant to the presentation.;3 Points;Conclusion;and closing are relevant to the presentation.;2 Points;Conclusion/closing;is somewhat effective and/or relevant to the presenta-tion.;0-1;Points;No;conclusion/closing is provided or little effort is demonstrated.;5;Presentation Format;18-20 Points;Presentation;is clear and concise, and supported by complete and appropriate notes.;It;reflects effective organization and creative design, correct structure of;slides, uses course vocabulary and concepts, grammar, and spelling, presented;in a professional format for an oral presentation, references are;appropriately incorporated and cited using APA style as indicated in the;instructions.;16-17;Points;Presentation;is complete and clear, and supported by appropriate notes.;It;reflects effective organization and correct structure of slides, may have few;grammar or spelling errors, presented in a professional format, uses course vocabulary and concepts;references (if included) are appropriately incorporated and cited using APA;style as indicated in the instructions.;14-15;Points;Presentation;is complete and supported by notes.;It;includes correct structure of slides, may have some grammar and/or spelling;errors, lacks use of course vocabulary;and concepts, references (if included);are appropriately incorporated and cited using APA style as indicated in the;instructions.;12-13;Points;Presenta-tion;has few notes, and/or is not well organized, and/or contains several grammar;and/or spelling errors, and/or does not follow APA style for references (if;included) and citations as indicated in the instructions;0-11;Points;Presentation;includes very few or no notes, is extremely poorly done and/or does not;convey the information or shows little effort.;20;TOTAL Points;Possible;100

 

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