BP writing Team Project 1

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Unformatted text preview: Business Plan Wr iting Team Pr oject Engineering Economy and Project Management Engineering Economy and Project Management MECH-414 Essential Skills for Team Project • Descr iption – To lead/cooperate technical projects, drive innovation, and influence others. • What is I ndividual Engineer s r esponsibility: 1. Become more influential 2. I mprove your ability to effectively lead projects and teams 3. I dentify leadership development goals specific to your individual needs 4. Build relation with engineers, financial sources and your peers 2 Many areas? • System Design – Tradeoff Studies – Key Characterist ics – Cost as an I ndependent Variable (CAI V) – Performance Analysis & Simulation – Requirements Development /Management • H ar dwar e Pr oduct Design – Electrical Design – Mechanical Design – Materials Selection – Producibility/ Reliabilit y/Maint ainabilit y/Testabilit y – Design t o Cost (DTUPC) • Softwar e Pr oduct Design – Requirements Analysis and Design – SW I mplementat ion – S/W I ntegration & Test • System I ntegr ation & Test – H/W & S/W I ntegration – System Performance • Pr oduct Deliver y Suppor t 3 Many Activities Many Activities Engineering Effort on a Program 4 Engineering Execution on the Program Engineering Execution on the Program Engineering Cost Engineering Cost Performance Performance Engineering Engineering Schedule Schedule Performance Performance Engineering Technical Engineering Technical Performance Performance Performance Performance Schedule Schedule Cost Cost Business Plan • What? – Roadmap – Self-checking tool – Funding tool – Operating guide • Why? – 1,000,001 questions – I nfinite number of possibilities – Distractions galore • H ow Long? – 6-9 pages for the nar rative, plus financials/ appendices General Rules • Make it an interesting read! – Bullet points – Balance creativity while still getting your point across – Use short (1-3 sentence) paragraphs – Be careful with using industry jargon • Write with objectivity – Consider using the third-person • Focus more on initial future (1-2 years), less on later years Outline of a Business Plan • Cover Sheet • Executive Summary • Table of Contents 1) Statement of Purpose 2) Company History 3) Business Description 4) Products and Services Outline of a Business Plan 1) Market Analysis a. Customers b. Competition c. Marketing Strategy 2) Management 3) Operations 4) Financial Plan 5) Appendices Cover Sheet • I dentity information – The words “Business Plan” – Your name and business name – Company logo – Address – Telephone number – Fax Number – Email Address – Web Address (URL) • Submission date • Looks vs. content Executive Summar y • Most important part of the plan • 30-second test • Concise explanation – Venture objectives – Market prospects – Financial forecasts – Sources and uses • WRI TTEN LAST Table of Contents • I nclude page numbers • List of headings – Major – Subsections • Same font! Statement of Pur pose...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course MECH 414 taught by Professor Biancardi during the Fall '10 term at Manhattan College.

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