Requirements for weekly reports
For every lecture, hand in a report (as a PDF file) consisting of two parts:
Part 1: A one-page summary of the lecture. Your summary should answer the following questions:
- What is the problem being addressed?
- Who is affected by the problem?
- What are the solutions presented?
- What is the possible impact of these solutions?
Part 1 will be graded as "pass" or "fail". Passing Part 1 is mandatory; if you fail in Part 1, the overall grade for your report will be "–" (fail).
Part 2: 1–2 pages analyzing the market possibilities. Your analysis should address the following questions, assuming the presented solutions make it to market:
- Envision and describe a product or service that incorporates a solution from Part 1.
- Which customers (the "who" from Part 1) would be interested in this product or service?
- Are there already companies that provide similar products or services? Provide names.
- How would the new product or service make a difference?
- What is the volume of this market? Provide sources and calculations for your estimates.
Part 2 will be graded as "++" (3; excellent), "+" (2; good), "o" (1; fair), or "–" (0; fail). This grade will make the overall grade for your report.
You normally would prepare your report individually. However, you can also prepare your report as a group of 2–3 students. In this case,
- The required length of Part 2 multiplies with the number of authors (e.g. 3–6 pages for 3 authors)
- Every section of Part 2 must be attributed to one single author; authors will get individual grades for their sections.
- The summary in Part 1 is the joint responsibility of all authors; attribution is not necessary here.
Reports are due exactly two weeks after the respective lecture (i.e. Monday 16:15). For the first report (Zeller's lecture), this is extended to November 12. Submit your reports via the Course Management System at cms.cispa.saarland.