“ data dump .” judiciously referencing key data B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

“ data dump .” judiciously referencing key data B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Assignment 4: Board Presentation
Due: Sunday, midnight of Week 10 (18% of Your Course Grade)
Overview
You’ve been working hard, and you’ve have gained a lot of insight into your organization. You have:
✓ Formed a hypothesis about an area of opportunity to drive meaningful growth (Assignment 1)
✓ Collected and analyzed relevant data to validate your hypothesis (Assignment 2)
✓ Delivered a clear outline of your strategic plan to your Board (Assignment 3)
In completing this work, you’ve taken a close look at the internal and external environments, you’ve
examined the financials and determined what is needed to accomplish your plan and what the payback
should look like, and you’ve looked at the current people and structures in light of what it will take to
execute your plan. Now, there’s just one item left to address – convince the Board to give you the goahead. This week, you’ll make your pitch! Remember, you will be making an “ask” in your presentation, so
always answer questions in your presentation before your audience has an opportunity to raise them.
Instructions
Your presentation must be well-organized, compelling, and delivered with the executive presence expected
of a leader. You should make use of PowerPoint or other visual tools as part of your presentation to
support your delivery. There is no required sequence or organization for your content. You must decide
how you wish to begin, advance, and conclude the presentation. However, you must ensure that you
address the “Board Questions” you received from your professor in your Board Brief feedback.
If there are data that are important in presenting your plan, you must reference these in your presentation,
but do NOT waste your opportunity in front of the Board by delivering a “data dump.” Judiciously
referencing key data to support your position is a demonstration of your depth of knowledge and your
capability as a leader, but analytics alone will not win the day. Your presentation will require you to:
• Present persuasively, logically, and clearly
• Address the following required content areas:
1. Questions received in your feedback from your Board Brief
2. Plan outline and benefits
3. Data collected and analysis overview
4. Competitive and market advantage to be gained from your plan
5. Financials – addressing both costs and benefits
6. Risk and mitigation plan
7. Conclusion/recommendations