appcon 2019 criteria

Q Category/ Percentage Rating 5 4 3 2 1
1 Background (20%) Background of Customer and Industry including their internal/external challenges Background of customer and industry is well described and challenges are explained in detail Background of customer and industry and their challenges are explained but a few details are missing Background of customer and industry and their challenges are explained but is not clear Background of customer and industry and their challenges are only explained a little Background of customer and industry and their challenges are not mentioned at all
2 Problem introduction and approach taken to solve Problem statement clearly explained with objectives; approach to solve the problem was explained including why alternative solutions were considered but not adopted Problem statement with objectives was explained but some parts were not clear; mentioned approach taken to solve but was not clearly explained Problem statement was not clearly explained; mentioned approach taken to solve but was not clearly explained Problem statement was described but not clearly explained; approach to get to solution was not mentioned Problem statement and approach to get to solution not mentioned
3 Solution (35%) Description of Solution Solution and methodology was explained clearly and supported with technical aids like diagrams/graphs/charts; Experiments, data, results, and third-party integration (if any) clearly explained Solution and methodology was not explained clearly; technical aids were lacking in detail; Experiments, data, results, and third-party integration (if any) were not clearly explained Solution and methodology was described with superficial technical aids; Experiments, data, results, and third-party integration (if any) were missing significant details Solution and methodology was described without technical aids to make things clearer; Experiments, data, results, and third-party integration (if any) were not mentioned Solution, methodology, technical aids, experiments data, results and third-party integration (if any) were not mentioned
4 Innovation in the Solution Solution has more than one innovative features; how they are innovative was clearly explained Solution has more than one innovative features; how they are innovative was not clearly explained Solution has one innovative feature; but how it is innovative was not clearly explained Solution has innovative features but they were not mentioned at all Solution’s innovativeness was not mentioned or is not innovative despite being described as such
5 Benefits (25%) Improvement to customer’s KPI (Team can specify this KPI, like cost reduction, throughput or OEE) KPI improved by more than 15% KPI improved by 10-15% KPI improved by 5-10% KPI improved by 0-5% No KPI improved
6 Benefits to the customer (qualitative) Solution had at least 2 clearly explained benefits Solution had at least 2 benefits but were not clearly explained Solution had at only 1 benefit and was clearly explained Solution had only 1 benefit but was not clearly explained Solution had 0 benefits
7 Potential (10%) Potential impact of solution to be adopted outside this specific application (Team needs to talk to sales) Solution can be applied to another industry and this was clearly justified Solution can be applied to another industry but this was not clearly justified Solution can be applied to other customers in the same industry and this was clearly justified Solution can be applied to other customers in the same industry but this was not clearly justified Solution cannot be applied outside this specific customer
8 Further development of solution Solution can be extended with minimal effort and time to be more innovative (#4), beneficial (#5,6) or impactful (#7) Solution can be extended but would require some effort and time to be more innovative (#4), beneficial (#5,6) or impactful (#7) Solution can be extended but would require a lot of effort and time to be more innovative (#4), beneficial (#5,6) or impactful (#7) Solution can be extended but extension does not make it more innovative (#4), beneficial (#5,6) or impactful (#7) No extension or improvement possible
9 Knowledge of subject matter (5%) Ability to handle the Q&A session The team was able to fully address all of the judges’/audience questions, and anticipate all of the questions and prepared responses (e.g., additional Power Point slides). The team was able to generally address the judges’/audience  questions and deferred only one or two minor questions. The team anticipated some of the questions and prepared responses (e.g., additional Power Point slides.) The team was able to address some of the judges’/audience  questions and deferred one or two major questions.  The team anticipated few of the questions and prepared responses (e.g., additional Power Point slides.) The team was able to address few of the judges’/audience questions and deferred two or three major questions.  The team anticipated few of the questions and did not prepare responses (e.g., additional Power Point slides.) The team was able to address very few of judges’/audience  questions and deferred most major and minor questions. The team anticipated none of the questions and did not prepare responses (e.g., additional Power Point slides.)
10 Presentation Skills (5%) Timeliness Within 2 minutes of 15min goal Exceeded by 2-3 minutes Exceeded by 3-4 minutes Exceeded by 4-5 minutes Exceeded by >5 minutes
11 Oral delivery Holds attention of audience with eye contact; speaks loud and articulates clearly enough to be understood; polished delivery shows signs of ample rehearsals Eye contact most of the time with a few references to notes; speaks loud and clear; delivery is good but could be better with more rehearsals Eye contact some of the time; some mumbling so hard to understand at times; speaking at uneven rate with some pauses Almost no eye contact except for the occasional glance at the audience; speaking too softly/too fast/mumbling most of the time No eye contact with the audience because he is reading off notes; speaks too softly/too fast/mumbling all the time so hard to understand
12 Visual delivery Visuals (diagrams/pictures/graphs/ charts etc) enhanced the message.  Number of words and font size on each slides was optimal. Visuals supported the message but some slides could be better (e.g. font size too small; many visuals cramped into one slide) Visuals were present but some were relevant and others were not.  Some slides were too wordy. Visuals were very few or distracted from the message (e.g. pointless animations).  Slides had many words and font size was small. No visuals were used, only words.