Check for Understanding: The Executive Summary - Exercise

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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.

  1. 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?
    1. During the outline stage of the writing project.
    2. After the proposal is finished.
    3. About halfway through the project to help the team focus.
    4. Before starting the project so you know what you are writing about.
  2. 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?
    1. All of the analysis; you want the reader to understand why you reached the conclusion you did.
    2. None of the facts and analysis, but use the technical material because you want the reader to understand the concepts from a technical viewpoint.
    3. Only the essential information, in plain language, following the same organization as the proposal.
    4. The conclusion or recommendation that is made in the proposal.

Solution:

  1. B. After the proposal is finished.
  2. C and D. Only the essential information and the recommendation.

The following presentation provides more information on the executive summary.

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