- Find an existing set of product manual instructions–either a hard copy or a downloaded document. The important thing is that it should be an actual existing document–you are NOT writing a set of instructions. The document should not be a page or less like how to make a bowtie, or how to fold a paper airplane, but not more than five pages–nothing overly complex.
Next, read and critically evaluate the document using the following criteria:
1) Completeness of information
2) Graphic layout and display of information, visuals, headings, etc.
3) Clarity of language and writing style
4) Cultural or legal factors that might cause confusion or misuse.
Please submit your evaluation on 1-2 pages, plus the instructions.
(( The second Part))
This task is a bit more challenging and relies on knowledge of the nature and purpose of a feasibility study/report. Please refer to the section in the textbook, or go online to read material about feasibility.
Simply, feasibility answers the question: will doing something work? Is it practical? Realistic? Often the answer comes down to three things: money and cost effectiveness, time, and labor. An idea might sound great on paper but be impractical.
Your task is to think about the company you created, about an action you want to undertake–product revision, product development, market growth, a new service, facility expansion, etc.
Write a 1-2-page feasibility memo to your boss as someone who appropriately would take this action, for instance, a sales manager, a company vice president, a marketing executive, etc. Use proper memo format to explain to the boss why this is a good idea. Address the following criteria:
1) Business background–a reminder of what products and services you offer, locations, etc.
2) Marketing feasibility–do you want to put anyone out of business or expand market niche.
3) Financial feasibility–do you have the resources to undertake the project, or is a loan needed, will you be at risk.
4) Technical feasibility–are new facilities needed, expansion, new equipment and machinery.
5) Organizational feasibility–is a new layer of management needed, new specialized personnel, new identity and role for the company.