Here are the instructions for the entire Implementation Plan:
The plan will detail why and how the jurisdiction should proceed in sufficient detail that decision makers, such as a town council, mayor, city or county executive, or board of commissioners, can be sufficiently informed to decide on the merits whether to implement the plan. To sufficiently inform decision makers, students must address the major areas (below).
The plan can be organized as you see fit, as long as you make sure that the following major areas are discussed:
- Context Ensure that readers know 1) the purpose for the plan; 2) jurisdiction or organization where it’s being implemented (can use your discretion, but not the Land of Oz, Magic Kingdom, or your own private island; in other words, strive for reality); and 3) the nature of the innovation you’re recommending.
- Situation Explain (applying your understanding of a current problem or challenge) what’s the situation being addressed, why that needs to change, and how the innovation can be expected to help.
- Approach Describe the major steps that need to be accomplished. Put yourself in the place of the (skeptical) audience who want to believe that their problem can be solved but will require convincing that you understand the keys to making the solution work.
- Lessons learned Identify obstacles you expect to encounter, based on the previous implementation of the innovation (from the article you selected), and how the obstacles can be overcome.
- Next steps Detail a few initial actions necessary to start turning your plan into reality.
It does not have to be in memo format, but do remember that you’re developing a report for a decision-making group and write for that audience. It should NOT read like a research paper written for a college professor.
However, rules of citation DO APPLY!
If you use other sources of information, make sure that any words not your own are cited: that is, others’ words are surrounded by quotation marks and are appropriately sourced. Please make sure that most (or all) of the words in what you turn in are yours. Limit quotes to <50 words. I want to know what you have to say, not what you can dig up!
The report should be approximately 8-10 (double-spaced) pages in length.
Case : Howard Dean’s political campaign (doesn’t have to be applied to politics… nonprofits also depend on fundraising)