I have been taking “Crafting Cases” online course for a while. The course quality is great but the case structure examples are usually very "comprehensive".
In my case prep, sometimes I get feedback that my case structure is not “prioritized” enough and covers too much topic. For instance, in an M&A case, to assess the target I included a bucket discussing whether the target can maintain its competitive edge. My case partner said I should directly jump into calculating the potential profit of the target instead.
In a nutshell, my question is:
1) What would be the ideal timing to present a case structure? Is 2.5 - 3 min too much?
2) Is it better to be comprehensive (of course, being relevant at the same time), or should I try to keep the case structure as simple and streamlined as possible (only covering critical areas)?