Check for Understanding: The Executive Summary - Exercise
Check for Understanding: The Executive Summary
Duration: 10 to 15 minutes.
In this exercise, you will answer the following questions.
- You are part of a project team that has been assigned the task of writing a proposal to implement a new software program in the accounts receivable department. Your task is to create the executive summary. When will you write it?
- During the outline stage of the writing project.
- After the proposal is finished.
- About halfway through the project to help the team focus.
- Before starting the project so you know what you are writing about.
- The proposal you have been working on is very detailed, with lots of facts, analysis, and technical material. What do you include in the executive summary?
- All of the analysis; you want the reader to understand why you reached the conclusion you did.
- None of the facts and analysis, but use the technical material because you want the reader to understand the concepts from a technical viewpoint.
- Only the essential information, in plain language, following the same organization as the proposal.
- The conclusion or recommendation that is made in the proposal.
- B. After the proposal is finished.
- C and D. Only the essential information and the recommendation.
The following presentation provides more information on the executive summary.