Required Sections Guidelines I. Executive Summary â€¢ One to two paragraphs in length â€¢ Summarize the critical events from the case that will be covered in the analysis â€¢ Briefly identify the major problems facing the main player â€¢ Summarize the recommended plan of action and include a brief justification of the recommended plan II. Identification of Key Stakeholders â€¢ Identify the key players in the case â€¢ Include stakeholders who are impacted because of the critical events â€¢ For each key player, identify events in the case that the stakeholder finds troublesome and would consider a problem; in doing so, quote the case III. Statement of the Problem â€¢ State the problems facing the main player â€¢ Identify and link the symptoms and root causes of the problems â€¢ Differentiate short term from long term problems â€¢ Conclude with the decision facing the main player IV. Causes of the Problem â€¢ Provide a detailed analysis of the problems identified in the Statement of the Problem â€¢ In the analysis, apply theories and models from the text and/or readings â€¢ Support conclusions and /or assumptions with specific references to the case and/or the readings V. Brainstorm 2 or 3 Suggestions for Solutions: â€¢ Identify criteria to evaluate these solutions (i.e. time for implementation, communication strategies, acceptability to management) â€¢ Explain each criteria in 1-2 sentences â€¢ Brainstorm two or three possible suggestions for solutions â€¢ Evaluate the pros and cons of each suggestion against the criteria listed â€¢ Suggest additional pros/cons if appropriate â€¢ Using models and theories, identify why you chose these suggestions, how they would work, and why VI. Recommended Solution, Implementation and Justification: Choose one of your Brainstorm Solutions from Section V and DEVELOP and FINALIZE it here. â€¢ Identify who, what, when, and how in your recommended plan of action â€¢ Solution and implementation should address the problems and causes identified in the earlier sections â€¢ Evaluate the recommended plan via the criteria in the previous section â€¢ Include a contingency plan(s) to back up the â€˜idealâ€™ course of action â€¢ Describe the difficulties you expect to encounter in actually implementing the course of action under consideration, including any new problems VII. Appendix â€¢ Include a sample communication in this final section based on the recommendation being proposed, i.e. a Press Release, website notice, letter to target audience, etc.