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Hastings, Work Log Nov 19-Dec 2

December 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Date: Dec 2, 2011

To: Dr. Rivers

From: Thom Hastings

Subject: Weekly Work Log

This work log summarizes the progress that I have made since November 19th toward completing the final draft of our feasibility report and other team goals and deadlines such as postmortems, conferences, and the individual documentation project.

Our team submitted our Midterm Project Report rewrite after our meeting on Tuesday, November 22nd, during which Ali, Li, and myself refined our Midterm Project Report, working primarily on its cohesiveness, flow, and alignment. Furthermore, our team continues to make progress with the feasibility report draft. We are in the process of putting together all parts of our feasibility report and finalizing them into a solid document. In addition, the team is preparing for oral reports and working on our Organization Postmortem.

The final draft of the feasibility report, as per our rubric, will focus on the physical location of the hookah bar, the total investment necessary to start a hookah bar, and will go on to expand on licensing and legal requirements, have a detailed marketing analysis, and will include details of the interior design of the hookah bar. This work has been delegated to various team members throughout the semester, and everyone has pulled their weight. This will be summarized and touched upon in our Organization Postmortem.

Our Organization Postmortem will be due this upcoming class on Wednesday, December 7th. For this document our team will largely be compressing our Midterm Project Report, while adding some reflection and summary. We will do this at team meetings this upcoming week.


Khan, Weekly contribution, Nov 17- 30.

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Date: December 1st 2011              

To: Dr. Rivers

From: Ali Khan

Subject: Individual weekly contribution


This weekly report highlights the contribution I personally made to the Hookah Bar organization during the time period of November 17th through December 1st 2011.

As Thanksgiving was during this week we did not have many tasks to accomplish. My major objective for this past week was to finalize the group’s feasibility report. I managed to make so improvements as well as additions to the actual report.

The Organization Postmortem and our feasibility report is due in a week so my main focus will be on completing the documents. During class I assigned the tasks to the group with everyone’s cooperation.  We all know what part of the document we have to complete. The group decided that we should have an additional team week on Tuesday just to have everything and every aspect of the presentation covered.

The following week will be challenging as a lot of assignments are due. I also will have to help the others in creating a new Power Point presentation for the group’s final presentation. I am very optimistic and I think everything will turn out just fine.


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STL Hookah Bar Team Work Log- Week 13

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The following post summarizes group activity from November 18th through December 2nd.

Upon receiving the comments from our Midterm Report, the group met on Tuesday, November 22nd to discuss and allocate changes to be made for extra credit. The team’s current main focus is looking over all the elements that comprise the feasibility report including the Total Investment Plan, location aspects, and legalities. LiLu is adding the final touches to the marketing strategy and has compiled over 20 surveys from individuals around St. Louis in order to formulate our marketing plan. The promotional flyer has been roughly designed and will be continually updated and finalized by Thom until deliverables are presented on December 7th. Leohn has started using a program to create a blueprint for our interior design outline. For the blueprint, he’ll use the furniture that he’s previously decided on that fits into our budget. Ali and Allie will continue to finalize the feasibility report and the post-mortem. We have also started to create our powerpoint for our formal final presentation for next week. The team has scheduled a meeting for next week to collaborate efforts completing the post-mortem and power point presentation. The group continues to improve team building, organizational and time efficiency skills. We are all extremely pleased with how much progress we’ve made and how much valuable work has been completed and look forward to presenting our final project to the class.

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Li Lu’s Work Blog–from Nov 18th to Dec 2nd

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Li Lu’s Work Blog–from Nov 12th to Dec 2nd

Date:  Dec 2nd

To: Nathaniel Rivers, instructor

Subject: Individual Activity Report#7

This report summarized what I did in the passed two weeks.

Finally we the semester is going to be ended and the market strategy which I was woking on during the past couple weeks are going to be finalized. During the past 2 weeks I collected like 40 copies of surreys for the marketing search for the hookah bar, however the data reflects to run a hookah bar would be really risky, since they are lot of young people have strong willing against smoking, surely there are still a big market in St Louis, hope the report I did would actually help Ali to run his business in St Louis.

Hopefully I will pass the finalized marketing strategy plan and the functional plan to Thom, tonight or early tomorrow, so he can use for finalize flyer.

I do think we had a really good semester and worked well as a team. wish everyone luck in the final.

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Hastings, Work Log Nov 12-18

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Date: Nov 18, 2011

To: Dr. Rivers

From: Thom Hastings

Subject: Weekly Work Log

This work log summarizes the progress that I have made since November 12th toward completing the feasibility report and other team goals and deadlines such as the Midterm Project Report rewrite.

So far, our team has made solid and consistent progress. All of the elements of our final feasibility report have current working drafts. Furthermore, the team is preparing for oral reports and postmortems that will be assigned in the coming few weeks. One of the final elements to our feasibility report will be a marketing strategy, which will complement the total investment, interior design, as well as licensing and legal requirements.

I attended our team meeting at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 16th during which I turned in completed surveys to Li for use in his research for our team’s marketing strategy. Prior, I read the article on Institutional Critique provided via e-mail by Dr. Rivers. During class, also on November 16th, I learned how Organizational Rhetoric and Institutional Critique relate to the documentary “Freakonomics.” Upon getting our Midterm Project Report back, it became clear that a revision is necessary. The document had issues with template, organization, flow, and alignment.

We have arranged a team meeting for this upcoming Tuesday, November 22nd. We will meet during the afternoon as a team to collectively work on the necessary revision of our Midterm Project Report. By Wendsday, November 23rd we intend to submit a document that is more cohesive and aligned.

Smith_Individual Work Log_Nov.14th-Nov.18th

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Date: November 18th 2011.

To: Dr. Rivers

From: Leohn Smith, Hookah Bar

Subject: Weekly record of individual progress

This work log is for the week of November 14th to November 18th.

This week in the hookah bar organization, we met up at our regular meeting time and discussed the marketing survey. We didn’t get our 25 submissions from the whole group so we are going to postpone our deadline for the survey. I put the questions in a group message on Facebook last weekend to try to get submissions from some of my friends. Only three people responded back to me by Wednesday and only one actually answered all of the questions. I got some feedback about one question in particular, the household income. I talked to Li about it since he is in charge of the survey research. Instead of coming up with another question or changing the actual survey we decided that we can use the income question if people decide to answer it, if not we will not stress that part of the survey. Every school or job doesn’t ask about race or income, so I don’t think it will make or break the project. This Thanksgiving week I will take advantage of the holidays and get some family members to help out and give us some responses. I should have all of my five and maybe more by the end of this week. For next week I will collaborate with the group so we can edit our midterm project report. We have a lot to reconfigure as far as the structure of our document goes, so it should not be too much for us to come together and reproduce a cleaner report. We will be working on it together on GoogleDocs. We have a meeting on Tuesday at 3:30 to finish up our editing and proofread as a group before we turn in the document by Wednesday.

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Team Blog: hookah bar from Nov 12th to Nov 18th

November 18, 2011 2 comments

Team Blog: hookah bar from Nov 12th to Nov 18th

Date:  Nov 18th

To: Nathaniel Rivers, instructor

Subject: Individual Activity Report#6

Proved by: Li Lu

During this week there are two main things my team did. First almost all the team numbers hand in the survey they did for the hookah bar, and we collected the data from the survey. The second thing is we decided we will revise the midterm report together, in next Tuesday night and the entire team member will attend it.

In addition we also trying to figure out what else we should do be for the final since we are little bit ahead of our plan, so after we will get the feasibility report done during the thanksgiving and possibly have a meeting after the break.

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