Sunday, June 22, 2008

Day 12. June 17, 2008

Day 12. June 17, 2008

Breakfast began at 7:00 AM and an opening Studio session on Project Management led by Professor Clark. At 9:30 AM, our Accelerator teams went back to work on their Bridgestone projects – we’re now less than 48 hours away from presentation time.

At 11:30 AM, we transitioned through a working lunch (basically “Grab it and Go) and went back to work on the American Airlines projects. Teams are evaluating the SME (Small & Medium Employer) space to determine the right marketing approach for American to use for this market segment.

At 1:30 Professor Hoeffler ran a teaching Studio on Marketing – the 2nd in a 4-Part series he will provide for our Accelerator teams over this 4 week period.

At 3:00 PM, Professor Michael Lapre orchestrated his now famous “Beer Game” an operations / process flow simulation with the remaining 50% the participants throughout the afternoon. During that same time, Professor Pace instructed another 25% of the group on resume development with the remaining 25% worked in an intimate setting with Professor English on interviewing skills.

At 6:00 PM, dinner was served in the lobby – providing a forum for the Accelerator teams to talk about their experiences today with their projects. This PM, our teams held their final project session for Bridgestone. Dress rehearsals are tomorrow and Bridgestone arrives Thursday to see the work of the teams and evaluate the recommendations each group. This evening as the Bridgestone project final PowerPoint and Story Boards were turned in for each group, I was reminded of how far they’ve come --- and how fast they have advanced.

We signed off and ended the day at 10:30 PM.

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