Date: December 2nd, 2011
To: Dr. Rivers
From: Allie Willis
Subject: Individual weekly contribution
This post summarizes my personal contribution to STL Hookah Bar from November 18th through December 2nd. Along with posting the team work blog for the week, I took and posted the meeting minutes which detailed the final task list for team team member. These minutes are crucial because there is very little room for error and miscommunication, especially in this last week. I have been editing and finalizing the documents that comprise the feasibility report, one of our final deliverables. Specifically editing and finalizing the total investment document and location description. I’ve also been working with the rest of the group on the formal final powerpoint which has proven more difficult than I thought which we’ve realized is because the post mortem report has yet to be completed. I’m confident though that if all the group members finish their assigned tasks before our next group meeting where we’ll be collectively writing the post mortem.
This post is a record of my contributions to the Hookah Bar project for week 9, from 10/21-10/28. My main contribution was again taking, organizing, and posting the meeting minutes to the group blog. These postings will enhance group communication and efficiency. The group can stay connected, everyone knows what is due and expected from them, and everyone knows the upcoming tasks that they can start thinking about. The meeting minutes have also proved effective to keeping group deadlines on track.
I also spent time this week researching properties. I composed a document with three prospective properties; two in Midtown and one in the Central West End. The way I comprised these documents allowed the group to compare properties by size, rent price by square foot, and neighborhood prospects.
This week the group is focused on starting the Total Investment document. I was responsible for level one of the document, the first of three layers. This leveled approach allows for coordination and independent thinking simultaneously. I wrote the outline and elaborated on the topics to the extent I could, then sent the document to Ali and Thom to further contribute to the document. The draft is set to be completed by the time of the Midterm Report.