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Lesson 4 (Business Plan Presentation)

posted 5 May 2009, 09:20 by Roderick Chia   [ updated 21 Oct 2009, 00:04 ]
What to expect?

Now that your exam has over, many of you start to put in more effort into EN105. The presentation and the written plan provide a total of 50% of EN105A score. Every participants present in the presentation are to provide your scoring and comment to the other teams that present.  The feedback will be done online via electronic form.  Instruction will be given on the lesson day.  The comment provided will be forwarded to the respective team for their consideration. Format of presentation will be 15 min presentation and 5 min Q&A. All team are advised to rehear before hand and keep to their time.  Tool for presentation can be ppt, flash or any other tools that could best bring out the strength of the team and the project.

What did Mr Roderick Chia want to see?

Don't waste time trying to second guess my mind! My interest, my style, my preferred business model and my desire got nothing to do with how I'm going to grade the business plan! In fact the Overview & Objectives of the course gives you very clear view of how it will be assessed.  A general guideline and the questions that I'll ask are,
  1. Is the team cohesive? If there are differences in the team, are they able to professionally agreed to disagree and make decision based on the best interest of the organisation (every members of a group are assumed to belong to an organisation or a company, whichever best fit the project or projects)
  2. Are the business model, strategy and plan innovative, practical and executable?
  3. Is the team able to preempt pitfall? In an event of a pitfall, is the team able to recover fast and move on correctly and learn from the mistake?
  4. Is it a one off project or a sustainable endeavour? For one off project, is there a proper plan for an elegant closure with accountable achievement? For a sustainable long term project, is there a plan that is workable in long term?
  5. Does the plan show clearly what the idea is and how it can be delivered?
  6. If the best interest of the organisation is to have more than 1 project concurrently, then the effectiveness fof the team to manage resource well enough to handle more than 1 project will also be assessed.
In a nutshell,  "Tell me what you want to do", "Tell me how you want to do" then "Do it"!



Official Course Assessment

Business Plan 50%

The business plan is to be around 15 pages but not to exceed 25 pages (exclusive of NTC's Assignment Submission Declaration Form).  Please follow the format given in the McKinsey booklet provided to you.  A soft copy and hard copy submission is required. During session 4, project teams are also required to make a presentation on the business idea (maximum of 15 ppt slides). Do note that the presentation information and business plan details need not be identical. Consideration should be given if sensitive information is presented: pay attention to what you present to whom and how! Hardcopy of business plan to be submitted to NTC reception; Softcopy is to be uploaded on edveNTUre via the link under ‘Course Documents’. Deadline: 22 May 2009, 1700hrs.


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