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Please begin this discussion after thoroughly completing the reading and viewing assignments for the week.
What information did you find helpful and why? Please be specific, when referring to the readings and video.
What questions/concerns do you have about conducting secondary research?
What suggestions do you have for your team, in regards to conducting secondary research for your project?
Initial posts (300 words) are due by Thursday at 11:59 pm EST and 2 secondary posts (50 – 150 words) to a peer
is due by Sunday at 11:59 pm EST.
Think about how you can increase the learning, such as by asking a question.
In addition, remember to also respond to all who respond to your post.
Members of the ENG3016 Consulting Department:
In the business world, after you meet with a client, you should have a formal written
communication with the client to confirm your agreement with the client and invite feedback and
further input from the client.
For the purpose of the term-wide group project, if your team is choosing to work with an actual
client, then you should meet with (in person or remotely) or communicate with them on the
project you will be doing for them. If your team is not working directly with a real client, then
assume you have communicated with a client to do this assignment and make up the information
needed.
This assignment will also serve as a proposal to let your manager (professor) know what your
group’s term project will be, so be sure you are including enough detail and information to
clearly establish what the project will be.
Use the following guidelines for this assignment:
Format and Approach
You should use letterhead, address your communication to the client contact, and select the
appropriate format for the professional correspondence (business letter, report, etc). One person
for your time, your team correspondent or point person, should be the one to sign the
correspondence; note below that other teammates’ names will appear elsewhere in the
communication.
Your communication should include the following sections:
Background:
In a brief but specific summary, reiterate to the client the information regarding the project to
reflect an understanding of:




the client organization and its mission.
the market or population the organization serves
the action(s) the client wishes to elicit from the market or population through your project
any additional stakeholders who will be affected by your project
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Providence, RI 02903
Project Description and Scope:
Include specific details about:




work that you will perform
deliverable(s) that will result from your work (the product you are creating for the client)
any resources and research needed for the project and where you will find them
any resources the client will need to provide (example: website content)
Timeline:
Project timing is essential to our completing the consulting projects in the 11-week timeframe.
Determine two factors:


Milestones that signify the completion of tasks or steps
Inclusive dates of timeframes in which the milestones will be completed
You may use a Gantt chart to display the milestones and their projected dates of completion (see
below in “Resources” and the appendix).
Personnel List:
Include a list of full names of all teammates working on the project and indicate which one is the
team correspondent. Briefly outline the credentials of each teammate, including:


degree candidacy (name of degree sought with discipline or field: example: Bachelor of
Science in Business Administration), university name and location (city, state).
prior work experience related to the project area (job title, company and location, dates)
Closing/Signature with Contact Name
NOTE: a consulting agreement or proposal in a professional setting would include a
detailed line item budget. Since you are working for an educational experience, and if you
are working with an actual client it will be pro bono (free of charge) with community
clients, we will omit budget information—even for the sake of pretending.
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Providence, RI 02903
Deadlines and submission
This communication will be collected in two drafts as follows:


First draft for manager (professor) review to be submitted in a ulearn assignment drop
box by the end of Sunday, at the end of Week 3.
Final draft is due in Week 4. It will be emailed to the client, if your team is working with
an actual client, by the end of Week 4, and is should be saved and recorded as a project
communication by each member of the team. Detailed instructions will appear in the
ulearn content area in Week 4.
Evaluation
In evaluating your consulting agreements, I will look for:




appropriate use of formal business correspondence format and conventions
optimal selection, organization, and thorough response to required information
professional document design, including clear, economical and readable design of any
charts, lists, or images
general correctness and economy of sentence construction, grammar and mechanics,
professional word choice (no slang, jargon, colloquialism or overused vocabulary – i.e.
good, great, very … and no “text” spelling or emojis)
Thank you, and I look forward to reviewing your first drafts. Scroll to the next page to see the
Appendix, which has a sample of a Gantt chart.
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Providence, RI 02903
APPENDIX: Timeline resources
Sample Gantt Chart
Dates
10/22/0
9
10/27/0
9
10/29/0
9
11/3/09
11/5/09
Tasks
Design
Graphics
Finalize
Graphics
Start
Posters
Finalize
Cast
Poster
Start TShirts
Continue
Design
Finalize
Audition
posters
Continue
/Finish
Show
Posters
Start Tshirt
design
Final
Put up
Casting
posters
V-Day Project Gantt Chart
(Students’ names here)
115 Cedar Street
Providence, RI 02903
11/10/0
9
11/12/0
9
11/17/0
9
12/1/09
As your syllabus and course project assignment guidelines indicate, your course project will receive a grade on
process including a peer assessment. Since peer grades will make up 5% of the project process grade, this
discussion will help us define what we mean by a successful collaborator. The results of this discussion will be
used to help teams form policies next week, when we focus on in-house communication.
Based on your own experience and the week’s reading, what is essential to be a successful collaborator in a
professional project? What do you expect from others and from yourself?
Initial posts (300 words) are due by Thursday at 11:59 pm EST and 2 secondary post (50 – 150 words) to a peer
is due by Sunday at 11:59 pm EST.
Think about how you can increase the learning, such as by asking a question.
This an opportunity to step outside of your group and to connect with colleagues who you haven’t been working
with all term.
In this assignment, you are to write a report individually reflecting on the collaborative composition of the your
team project and deliverables thus far, communications, and the client agreement.
Your reflection may address any aspect of the collaborative writing process that your team has participated in
when making the formal client agreement. It is important to discuss what has worked out well so far, any
challenges, and how you plan to meet (or have met) the challenges.
For example:
How did your team gather and share content for the client agreement and in house communication brief?
Were you well organized? How equitably was the work divided? Was enough time put into editing? To what
degree were your suggestions taken seriously? How accurately does the final product reflect your input?
What would you have done differently if your teammates agreed?
Your reflection should be 500-750 words long. Proper spelling, sentence structure, and formal business
writing are required. The reflection should be formatted as a business report/letter, addressed to the manager
(me). Submit your reflection no later than Sunday at 11:59 pm EST.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.
Lepsinger, Richard, and DeRosa, Darleen. Virtual Team Success : A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance (1). Hoboken, US: Pfeiffer, 2010. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 10 August 2016.
Copyright © 2010. Pfeiffer. All rights reserved.

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