These are projects posted by the students of Dr. Gove Allen at Brigham Young University. These students have taken one semester-long course on VBA and generally have had no prior programming experience

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Anthony White

Business Background

This semester I acted as a mentor for an undergraduate field study team. The company we performed the field study for is Action Strategy. Action Strategy is a small strategic consulting firm that helps its clients develop and execute appropriate visions for their organizations.

Business Pain

One of the tasks Charles Dayton, the president of Action Strategy, asked us to do was evaluate his online tool that he had developed to facilitate organizations, teams, and individuals in the creation, tracking and execution of meaningful goals and work tasks. The tool seems to be very strong in the aspect of listing tasks and measuring completion of those tasks, however, I think that it has some room for improvement in terms of being a tool that inspires creativity and alignment in the process of developing goals with varying timelines.

Business Solution

In hopes of providing some meaningful feedback to Charles, in order to complete this project, and to improve my own setting and measuring of goals, I have selected to make vast improvements upon a simple goal tracker that I previously developed. My VBA application, The CEO Scorecard, makes it possible for one to establish categories that represent the most important things one would like to accomplish and to assign a targeted percentage of completion that one is working towards for each category and for time periods such as yearly, monthly, weekly etc. The actual accomplishment can then be measured and compared to those targets.

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