Informal Report Format

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					          Informal Report Format

• As per Figure 8-7 in Chapter 8 of Impact…
   – Use memo heading
   – Start with the issue(s) and your recommendation(s)
   – Outline how you made the decision – lay out the
     criteria you used to make your decision(s)
   – Outline what options you considered (and why) –
     state the alternatives you considered
   – Justify your recommendation based on each of the
     criteria and how the analysis supports your
     recommendations vs the alternatives
   – Explain how the recommendation should be
     implemented to ensure its success, and what you
     recommend be done if certain contingency events
     occur – do not choose a discarded alternative
   – Use high information headings!
                Memo style

 Issue(s)
                                      Recommendation(s)


            Decision criteria


                       Alternatives


Analysis
High information headings




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                 Implementation
                                  Contingency Plan