Hello, capstone students! First and foremost, here’s a reminder that your term project topics are due via email tomorrow (i.e. Saturday, February 18th) at 8:00 am. If I haven’t yet heard from you, I look forward to learning your choice!
By now, of course, you undoubtedly know that we will not meet in class this Monday. But don’t despair! We’ll meet on Tuesday instead. 🙂
In advance of Tuesday’s session, please skim the first four chapters (i.e. Parts I and II) of our business planning handbook, i.e. the chapters that you first read in advance of last week’s class. Then proceed to read the next three chapters (i.e. Part III) of our handbook.
By the time that you finish these seven chapters, you’ll have completed the Parts of the handbook that address an Introduction, the Business Model, and Volume Estimation. We’ll discuss these three components of the business planning process in class on Tuesday.
These chapters will provide us with sufficient knowledge to quantify the operational Inputs, Activities, Outputs, and Outcomes factors of our Integrated Reporting “Octopus” framework. Although it’s possible that we’ll be able to discuss the framework on Tuesday, it’s more likely that we’ll run short of time to do so.
In that event, we’ll simply schedule that conversation for the following Monday, and will continue on to the handbook’s chapters on cost estimation at that time. For this week, though, let’s focus on covering the first seven chapters of the text.
P.S. If you didn’t bookmark our Library’s direct link to our handbook last week, I’ve added a link to the Link Menu on our blog’s home page.