Your Answer: In order to carry out this plan within the Capstone
course, we use two team cases, one team case presentation, and four individual
assignments that serve as supplemental material to aid the students in their
cases (for example, their first assignment is to write a paper on what works
and doesn't work in teams/virtual teams and explain how they will implement
what they learned). The cases are organized and graded as following: Students
form teams of three students each and complete two cases during the 16 week
course. The first case is a "practice" case (appr. 10 pages).
Students have the first four weeks to complete this. The feedback provided on
the first case will help them on the second case. The second case is the
"main" case (appr. 20-30 pages), and students will have the rest of
the course to finish it. Near the end of the semester, teams must create and
deliver a 20 minute PowerPoint presentation detailing their projects. 1.The two
Capstone cases are graded based on content (70%), organization (10%), and
spelling/grammar/punctuation (20%, download the Writing Rules document at the
bottom on the page). The content (70%) are graded according to the following
six ARC criteria, each of which is equally weighted: 1. Introduction: Find the
core problem(s) and then explain it/them in your own words. 2. Analysis:
Compare & contrast possible solutions. 3. Problem Solving: Offer a solution
and defend it. 4. Evaluation: Identify the weaknesses of your chosen solution.
5. Synthesis: Suggest ways to improve/strengthen your chosen solution. 6.
Reflection: Reflect on your own thought process after completing the
assignment. a. "What did you learn from this process?" b. "What
would you do differently next time to improve?" The cases are organized as
such, using 12 pt font, proper heading/sub-headings, and double-spacing: 1.
Cover Page 2. Table of Contents 3. Executive Summary: One page summary of your
recommendations. 4. Introduction: Find the core problem(s) and then explain
it/them in your own words. 5. Analysis: Compare & contrast possible
solutions. 6. Recommendation: This is composed of the Problem Solving,
Evaluation, and Synthesis steps above; in other words, you must offer a
solution and thoroughly defend it, explaining why it is the best available
option, what problems may arise with it during and after implementation, and
how you could minimize or eliminate them. 7. Conclusion: One page summary of
your project, plus individual reflection portions in which each team member
answers the following: a. "What did I learn from this process?" b.
"What would I have done differently next time to improve?" 8. List of
References: List your references. The cases are scored according to the ARC
criteria and are given the following values: 4 equals an A, 3 equals a B, 2
equals a C, 1 equals a D, and 0 equals an F.