This week was about strategy. As Peter mentioned in the lecture, strategy is important, but to execute it is far more crucial. In that sense as a team we felt that it don¿t matter too much on what kind of strategy we decide, but can we execute it accordingly as we planned. As mentioned last week, I think communication and decent amount of effort by all the group members will be crucial. After our practice round at Solo Mikes Bike, we as a team have definitely learned something. Things do not go always according to our plan. However as a team we came to one consensus that mistakes are not foreseeable but it is preventable. Thoroughly preparing in advance and discussion with your other teams (being interdependent) is the only key ways I think we can correctly execute our strategies.
Since I am writing this like an hour before its due (poor student L...) I have just checked out our results from the Mikes Bike. It seems everything went well as we have anticipated. As for my part, being a R&D, I have successfully created new Bike with 100% success rate. The first time I tried creating a bike at the practice round was a complete failure at around 26% success rate. The bike ended up in a completely away from the intended market in the perpetual map and we couldn¿t even launch the product. I imagined if the practice round was the real go I would have been so sorry to my team mates. Fortunately things turned out well this first roll over so I was very pleased. It was quiet surprising to hear from Peter that the team that aced this game spent approximately 10 hours a week. Personally it felt that the maximum time necessary was maybe around 4 hours. Perhaps I am missing out on something I should be doing. Must investigate soon.