Real-life student consulting project 1, supervised teamwork
Test the fitness of your company and find out whether, why and what kinds of change measures might be needed within your business or institution. Take advantage of external expertise and obtain a methodologically sound overview and assessment of your organisation.
Predefined project scope
The following analyses are performed for all projects, based on «KMU*STAR» methodology:
- Situation analysis
Analysis of the business and its environment within the period of “yesterday to today” with regard to the following sub-topics: History, business concept, products/markets (strategic business units), business development, competitive position, skills/resources for all corporate functions, financials/results.
- Outlook analysis
Analysis of the company and its environment (e.g. industry) within the period of “tomorrow to the day after tomorrow” with regard to the following sub-topics: General trends, plans made, market development, success factors, development of competition, business potential, skills/resource requirements.
- SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)
Summary of situation and outlook analysis
- Small-scale customer satisfaction analysis
Telephone survey of around 30 customers incl. prior development of research design and questionnaire
- Optional strategic directions
- Program of operational measures
showing how directions can be implemented at operational level
|Number of team members: 4 to 6 students|
|Total commitment: approx. 800 hours|
|Full-time students in semester: 3rd semester|
|Whole-group seminars: 14 hours|
|Project coach: 50 hours|
|Statistics coach: 1.5 hours|
|IT coach: 3 hours|
|Final report: 60 pages, plus management summary and appendices|
|Final presentation: to client at the FHS|
|Confidentiality: all data belong to the client and are treated confidentially|
|End: beginning of January|
|Duration: 14 weeks|
|WTT YOUNG LEADER AWARD|
|Nomination: not possible|
|Flat rate: CHF 800 (excl. VAT) payable to the WTT-FHS|
|Expenses: approx. CHF 500 (as incurred) payable to students|
Small businesses from all sectors in Eastern Switzerland.
The real-life student consulting project prompted us to undertake a thorough review of our existing management documents and to scrutinise and evolve our plans for the future. During the mutually beneficial collaboration, feasible approaches to solutions were developed, particularly in the area of organisational development. The project initiated some positive improvements in our organisation.
Stefan Müller, Proprietor & Managing Director S. Müller Holzbau AG, Wil