Complete and submit Assignment #7, page 178: Explanation of Project Delay. Refer to the format and sample in the chapter for style and content guidelines.
7. Negative Letter Practice, M-Global Context: Explanation of Project Delay
You work for M-Global’s Boston office. As project manager for the construction of a small strip shopping center, you have had delays about halfway through the project because of bad weather. Even worse, the forecast is for another week of heavy rain. Yesterday, just when you thought nothing else could go wrong, you discovered that your concrete supplier, Atlas Concrete, has a truck drivers’ strike in progress. Because you still need half the concrete for the project, you have started searching for another supplier.
Your client, an investor/developer named Tanya Lee, located in a city about 200 miles away, probably will be upset by any delays in construction, whether or not they are within your control. Write her a letter in which you explain weather and concrete problems. Try to ease her concern, especially because you want additional jobs from her in the future.
Your Course Project Topic Proposal is due this week. Please see the Course Project section under Course Home for additional information for this week's assignment.
Week 2: Course Project Launch and Topic Proposal
This week, you will choose a technological or business topic that you would like to investigate for your Course Project. It could be related to your current job, future career, or your Senior Project. However, the topic must be one that fits the parameters of a recommendation report or proposal and addresses a business audience, such as a company executive or decision maker. Make sure to select a topic that will interest you throughout the course. Topic suggestions are located in Doc Sharing. If there is a topic you’d like to use that is not on the list, please contact your instructor for approval.
Unless you are using a real-world issue from your own workplace to develop for this project, you will need to create a few details to help frame the direction for your project. To this end, your topic proposal should include the following.
Title: What is your preliminary title for the report?
Audience: Who will be reading your report or proposal? Is this solicited or unsolicited?
In other words, have you been asked to investigate this topic or are you making a
suggestion to someone who has not directly asked for it? Are there secondary audiences
for the report?
Purpose: What is the overall goal of the report or proposal? What is your objective?
Thesis statement: State the main points you intend to use to develop your argument.
Be sure to include at least three main points. See the thesis writing section in the lecture