Buss 599: Strategic Management

M2A1 Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence

In this single-player simulation, you will play one of two roles at a sunglass manufacturing firm and face the challenges associated with implementing an organization-wide environmental sustainability initiative. The initiative seeks to change raw material inputs in order to make the company’s products more “green,” and also to address environmental waste issues. The simulation includes up to four scenarios with different combinations of two important factors for creating change: the relative power of the change agent and the relative urgency associated with the change initiative. In each scenario, you will choose among different change levers in an attempt to persuade key members of the organization to adopt the change initiative. You will be assessed on your ability to achieve the greatest percentage of adopters within the company while simultaneously using the fewest resources.

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To Register: Harvard Business Publishing for Educators (Links to an external site.). Once you have registered wait for a access code/link from your instructor. You will then be able to purchase the simulation through that link and complete your assignments before they are due.

You will analyze information on leadership and influence within the organization. Throughout the experience you will be assessing the impact of your decisions on the ability to influence key employees to work on the change initiative. Failure to accurately communicate and analyze information as a team has negative consequences on team performance.

The main goals of this activity include learning:

  • how to build an effective strategy and influence key personnel into following your lead;
  • how to develop flexibility and adaptation in management initiatives;
  • how cognitive biases impair decision-making;
  • how strategy can help one deal more effectively in situations where there is resistance to change and conflict in organizational members’ opposing interests;
  • how different leadership approaches can be obstructed in situations with time and competitive pressures; and
  • how leaders deal with the tradeoffs between short-term task orientations and longer-term effectiveness.

Future Considerations Pertaining to the Simulation Experience

You will be working on the simulation during Modules 2, 4, and 6. At the end of Module 8, you will submit your final simulation project. Take notes as you engage in the simulation and be sure to document your decision-making criteria and the impact of your decisions, and attend to the measurements of success. You will also need to consider how course materials impact your decisions. You should be blending together the conceptual components of the course to inform your decision making in the simulation.

There will be three parts to your simulation submission:

Part I: Setting the Strategy

In this section, you will discuss the strategy that you developed before executing your plans and steps. You should address the following:

  • How and why did you choose the CEO or Product Innovation Role?
  • What was your vision, mission, and core strategy for the Simulation?
  • Provide a SWOT analysis of your expectations.

Part II: Executing your Strategy

In this section, you will discuss the decision-making strategy you used throughout the simulation. You will address the following:

  • What occurrences and incidents impacted your decision?
  • What adjustments did you have to make to your strategy?
  • When did your strategy succeed and when did it fail?
  • How did you adapt and what was the impact?
  • What criteria did you use to make adjustments?

Part III: Analyzing Your Strategy

In this final section, you are to analyze what you have learned about strategy setting, change management, and their impact on success and failure. You will address the following:

  • What have you learned about strategy, power, and leadership, and their impact on success?
  • How does data impact decision making?
  • How could you have improved your performance?
  • What conclusions can you draw based upon this experience?

Your final paper submission should be 5 to 7 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages, formatted in APA (6th ed.) (Links to an external site.) style, and double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12-point font, with one inch margins. Include at least two resources, other than your course textbook, to support your findings.

 

 

 

M2D1: Teamwork Case Study

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For this discussion you will be reviewing the case study (Links to an external site.) from the reading section. This case study goes over teamwork and how it affects planning, direction, goals, and more.

In your initial response, reflect on the data presented about teamwork.

Points to cover in your response include, but are not limited to:

  • Compare and contrast the organization of your choice and the organization in the case study. How is teamwork viewed in the organization you chose? How can you use the case study to improve how people work in teams in the organization you chose? Make recommendations on how you can improve teamwork in your organization based on the case study.

Respond to two of your peers:

  • Further the conversation by including feedback on their recommendations. How does the recommendation demonstrate the benefits or challenges of teamwork and the role of the leader and followers? Support your rationale with scholarly and professional research in the field of management.

Things to Remember!

  • Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format.

CERIAS – Case Study in Teamwork: Metropolitan College

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Metropolitan College is a four-year undergraduate college officering bachelor’s degree in nursing, science (biology, computer science, chemistry, physics), arts and literature. The school is located in rural areas of state of Nevada. Being a rural private school it has limited budget and therefore they have not computerized all aspects of the college operation yet. One of the centers that perform their work manually is the alumni center. The college produces an alumni newsletter monthly which needs to be distributed among members. The alumni center director had wanted a computerized alumni system to keep all their records in a database system and generating mailing labels monthly.

Recently one of the local businessmen has donated $50,000 to the college. The college administration has decided to use all or portion of that money to computerize the alumni center record keeping. The justification was that if the alumni newsletter is published on time and the labels are generated quickly and mailed on time then there is a possibility of generating more money.

Mark Monard who is the director of the alumni center has been given the responsibility of pursuing and monitoring the task. Mark has contacted Information and Instructional Technology (IIT) department to explore the possibility of developing this project. The IIT director after some evaluation has decided to assign Julia Hansen and Kelly Woo to do a system analysis and design and present an overall plan for the project including an estimate of the duration and the cost.

Julia and Kelly immediately contacted Mark the director of the alumni center as well as the registrar and arranged for information gathering through the interview process. Julia and Kelly decided to prepare a set of twenty questions each. At the day of the interview Julia had all her questions typed and ready to take part in the interview. Kelly had all her questions typed and saved in her disk had plan to print them at the interview day. Just half an hour before the interview Kelly tried to print her file. Unfortunately the system could not open the file. Her file must have been corrupted. Because there was no time to create a new set of questions, they had left with two options. Their first option was to postpone the interview to some other time and their second option was to go ahead with interview without Kelly’s questions. Since postponing interview may leave a bad impression they decided to go ahead to the interview meeting without Kelly’s questions.

After conducting the interview, Julia and Kelly went ahead with systems analysis and design phase and prepared a recommendation for a new alumni system with on-line update and query features. They discussed their ideas with their boss and several other colleagues and they all felt that their ideas were excellent. Julia and Kelly then prepared their system requirements specification nicely and sent one copy to the registrar and another copy to Mark Monard the director of alumni center for their review.

Mark had discussed the project with the registrar and had asked his opinion about the details of systems. Mark and the registrar have agreed to invite the president, all the administrative vice presidents, and the deans of all schools to the presentation. Mark wanted to be sure that he would have the support of the administration and funding for the new on-line alumni system. All the clerks who were involved with the alumni system and record keeping were also invited to the presentation.

Unfortunately Julia’s car ran out of gas the morning of the presentation on her way to college. Consequently she arrived half an hour late for the presentation and noticed that some of the audiences have already left. She immediately apologized and began to set up their presentation with Kelly. They had all the transparency masters ready turn on the overhead projector. The started the presentation by putting their slide on the overhead and describing their system to the audience.

Unfortunately the overhead projector’s bulb went out during the presentation and Kelly rushed out to the secretary’s office to seek for another bulb. When she finally returned with a new bulb she noticed that half of the audiences have already left. They did finish their presentation but with little of their original enthusiasm.

Case Background

This course involves the development of a computerized alumni system for a college. This is in response to the fact that creating mailing labels manually and mailing the alumni newsletter to the members is done with a delay and thus it is not as effective as the administration of the college would want to be. The main focus of the system is on teamwork to analyze the systems requirement. Julia and Kelly the two employees of the college’ IIT department are in charge of the project and must prepare their system requirements to gain administrative support.

Case Overview

Metropolitan College is a small liberal arts school that is located in the rural areas of state of Nevada. The college administration including the registrar, alumni center director decided to propose the creation of the a computerized alumni center’s operation. Two of the staff of the IIT department Julia Hansen and Kelly Woo have been assigned to perform this task. In addition to software engineering knowledge and problem solving ability they should also apply their knowledge of the teamwork and organizational planning. They have made significant effort to prepare their system requirements but they lack on good teamwork to present their presentations to their audience.

Case Objectives

This case is appropriate for use in introductory computer science courses. Frequently, computer science students fail to learn the importance of teamwork in their undergraduate studies. However, effective team functioning is a skill that most employers value. Therefore, after analyzing this case, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the impact of individual actions on the outcome of team projects.
  2. Identify attributes of teams that function effectively.
  3. Recognize the importance of effective coordination and communication among team members
  4. Identify all the resources that are needed for effective presentation and make sure that they are all working
  5. Recognize that presentation a project to audience is actually selling yourself and your credibility
  6. Recognize the importance of having an alternative plan for your project presentation
  7. Recognize the importance of having a practice of your project presentation in advance.

Debriefing

This case is designed to encourage students to consider (1) the importance of teamwork in system development (2) the importance of team planning in system development (3) what the issues are when a team of systems analyst plan for presentation of their project (4) realize the rule and importance of software and hardware equipment that are needed during presentation.

Relevant Data

The actual data for this project are registrar, director of the alumni center, IIT department, Julia and Kelly, systems analysis, alumni center, the alumni center computerized system.

Questions

  1. Identify the problems in this case
  2. Discuss the problems from the perspective of Julia, Kelly, Mark and the registrar
  3. What Julia and Kelly should have done to avoid the problems that have occurred in this scenario?
  4. Has Julia acted responsibly? Explain your answer
  5. Has Kelly acted responsibly? Explain your answer
  6. What do you think Julia and Kelly should do now to try to salvage the alumni project?
  7. Do you think they should be given the alumni project?

References

  1. Systems Analysis & Design, Shelly & Cashman, Course Technology, 1999
  2. Systems Analysis and Design Best Practices, Fourth Edition, Wetherbe and Vitalari, West Pub. Co., 1995
  3. Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design: A Structured Approach, Second Edition, Kendall, WCB Pub. Co., 1998
  4. Systems Analysis and Design, Third Edition, Kendall & Kendall, Prentice Hall, 1997
  5. Systems Analysis and Design of Business Information Systems, Second Edition, James Martin, Prentice Hall, 1995
  6. Modern Systems Analysis and Design, Second Edition, Hoffer, George, and Valacich, Addison Wesley, 1999

 

M3A1 Strategic Analysis: SWOT Analysis

For this assignment you will be conducting a SWOT analysis on the organization that you chose in Module 1. This SWOT analysis should be related to the sustainable initiative of using recycled, unmodified materials to make the company’s products.

What are the strengths of this new initiative? What are the weaknesses? What opportunities would arise from this new initiative? What are the threats that could keep this initiative from being successfully implemented?

Your SWOT analysis should be detailed, thorough, and comprehensive. You should include no less than five bullet points for each area of the SWOT analysis. These areas are strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

After conducting a SWOT analysis on your organization, conduct a SWOT analysis on yourself. Determine what your strengths and weaknesses are as a manager of this project. Determine your opportunities for improvement as a manager of this project, as well as some threats as a manager.

Once you have both of these SWOT analyses completed, write a 2 to 3 page analysis of your findings. How can you use your strengths as a manager to address the weaknesses of the initiative?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M3A2 Strategic Analysis: Competitor Analysis

After putting together your SWOT analysis, you will now conduct a competitor analysis. This analysis should help you determine your competitor’s goals, the assumptions your competitor has, your competitor’s strategy for completing their goals, and what your competitor is capable of.

Your analysis should include:

  • A detailed summary of your competitor’s goals. Make sure to choose a direct competitor to the organization you chose. If you chose Nike, you could pick Adidas or Reebok, but not Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart does sell shoes, but they are not in the same market as Nike, Adidas, or Reebok.
  • Your competitor’s assumptions. This could be where they are positioned in the market, whether or not they have good management, and so on.
  • Your competitor’s objectives. How does your competitor plan to complete its goals?
  • Your competitor’s capability. What can the organization do with its current resources? Does it have the ability to advance in the market?

Use the example model on page 9 of “Strategic Analysis Tools (Links to an external site.)” by The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Your analysis should be accompanied by a paper that is 3 to 4 pages in length and formatted according to APA guidelines. It should clearly explain each point you made in your competitor analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M3D1: Hewlett-Packard Case Study

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For this discussion you will be reading the case study that details how HP trains its employees in project management and how the employees apply those skills.

In your initial response, reflect on the case study that has been presented.

  • After conducting an analysis, look at how HP trains its employees on project management and how this enables them to be innovative and manage multiple priorities. Consider how you would, as a manager, implement these strategies into the organization you chose in Module 1 and how you will use this information to effectively implement the change in your simulation. What are the challenges? Clearly state the value of HP’s training program.

Respond to someone who chose other challenges from what you have presented in your initial post.

  • Argue why or why not you think your peer’s strategy for implementation in both their chosen organization and the simulation is effective. How could you improve upon this strategy?

Things to Remember!

  • Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M4A1 Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence

For this assignment you will be completing the second part of the change management simulation.

Part II: Executing your Strategy

In this section, you will discuss the decision-making strategy you used throughout the simulation. Address the following:

  • What occurrences and incidents impacted your decision?
  • What adjustments did you have to make to your strategy?
  • When did your strategy succeed and when did it fail?
  • How did you adapt and what was the impact?
  • What criteria did you use to make adjustments?
  • Compare and contrast the decisions you made in the simulation to the decisions you made for the organization you chose in Module 1. How did making a decision alter your strategy? How was this experience similar to the research you have conducted and experiences you have had in the real world?

Your assignment should be 3 to 4 pages in length and be formatted following APA guidelines.

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M4A2 Short Paper: Ethical Scenario

Consider the following scenario:

You are an employee at ABC company. You notice that John, another employee at the company, has recently received a promotion to assistant manager. You hear from your co-workers that John has been giving the manager of the company gifts and offering to take them out for dinner and to other local events. No one else was notified that the position was open and John does not have the qualifications for this position. The company’s policy clearly states that gift giving, even without the intent of bribery, is not allowed.

In a 1 to 2 page APA-formatted paper, please respond to the following:

  • How would you have handled this situation if you were the manager of ABC Company and an employee was giving you gifts?
  • How is this handled in the organization you chose in Module 1 and the organization you currently work for (or one you have worked for)?
  • How does this relate to the case that your group was analyzing on the discussion board?

After responding to the questions above, use research to determine industry best practices related to gift-giving and bribery. Develop a brief policy and procedure, 1 to 2 pages in length, that provides guidance for managers on how to handle these situations.

Your paper should clearly define ethics, examine organizational culture, and sufficiently address the questions as asked in the assignment instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M4D1: Ethics Case Study

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For this discussion you will review the case study presented in the reading section. As a group, you will be reviewing one of the three situations listed in the case study.

  • Students whose last name starts with the letters A-G will have Situation 1.
  • Students whose last name starts with the letters H-O will have Situation 2.
  • Students whose last name starts with the letters P-Z will have Situation 3.

In your initial response, reflect on the case study that has been presented and work with other students who have the same scenario.

  • As a group identify the ethical issue presented in your case. Why was it an ethical concern?
  • As a group decide whether or not you agree with the solution to the issue. What changes would your team have made?
  • Use the ethical decision-making process to determine how you would have handled the situation. Did you come up with the same solution as the scenario? After conducting an analysis, consider how you would, as a manager for the organization you chose in Module 1, use the ethical decision-making process to handle an ethical dilemma.

Respond to someone who chose another situation from the one you covered in your initial post. Discuss how the chosen situation is similar to your own and provide your feedback on their solution and your own solution for the problem. You should respond to two students. If you answered Situation 1, respond to students who chose Situations 2 and 3.

During this module you will:

Read:

Discuss:

 

 

 

M5A1 Strategic Analysis: Systems Analysis and Solutions

This week’s assignment is in three major parts. You will need to complete all three parts of the submission.

PART I:

For this part of your strategic analysis, you will first need to pull up the history of your organization, your SWOT analysis, your competitive analysis, and your recommendation of whether or not the sustainable initiative is feasible. After assembling these documents you will complete a systems analysis.

Your systems analysis should include the following:

  • Determine an activity that will impact the successful implementation of the sustainable initiative.
  • Define the functions of that activity and the sub-activities involved in completing it. For example, if your activity is manufacturing clothes, your sub-activities would be buying materials, hiring employees, and finding buyers.
  • Determine what can be changed in order to more effectively complete the activity, such as cutting down the number of suppliers by buying multiple items from one supplier.
  • Argue how the proposed change will improve workflow and increase the chances of successfully implementing the sustainable initiative.

This analysis should be 3 to 4 pages in length and formatted according to APA guidelines.

PART II:

For this part of the strategic analysis you will be providing recommendations based on theory. For this part of the assignment, choose a business management theory. Apply that theory to one of the following options:

  1. If your recommendation was that the initiative is feasible, describe how your theory will help you successfully implement the initiative in your business. To demonstrate this you will need to state how the theory will help provide minimal interruptions to business productivity, increase profits after the initiative is implemented, and benefit the organization as a whole.
  2. If your recommendation was that the initiative is not feasible, discuss how that theory can be used to overcome any challenges you have. For example, you may find that business is not organized enough to shift from using manufactured and heavily altered materials to undyed and unmodified materials. You might notice there are broken channels of communication between offices; sometimes managers of different factories do things their own way. Using the bureaucratic management theory and the systems management theory could come up with a solution to this problem and make the initiative feasible.

This section should be a minimum of 3 to 4 pages in length and in APA format.

PART III:

This section will deal with solutions founded on evidence-based research.

Consider the following when developing your solution:

  • What are the best practices of a sustainable company?
  • Consider the solutions you found in the two scenarios you completed in the simulation. How do these apply? What were some of their best practices?
  • Consider looking into the companies Eco-fi, Patagonia, and REKIXX. These companies have implemented this sustainable initiative. What are their best practices?

You have developed solutions to your problems using theories, now you will need to use evidence-based best practices in the industry to come up with alternative solutions to these problems. If you found there would be no issues making the change, then you should be using evidence-based best practices to provide suggestions on how the transition can go as smoothly as possible.

In this assignment be sure to describe:

  • An evidence-based solution.
  • Best practices for the solution implementation.

This section should be a minimum of 3 to 4 pages in length and in APA format.

Your final product should be 8 to 12 pages in length, not including the title and reference page.

M5D1: Information Technology Case Study

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For this discussion you will review the case study provided in the reading section. This case study analyzes how IT helped a business expand into a global market.

In your initial response, reflect on the case study that has been presented.

  • Imagine that you are the manager of the organization you chose in Module 1. How can the organization apply the solution provided in the case study to break into a global market? If it is already global, how might it use IT to increase its presence in the global market based on the provided solution?

Respond to someone who chose another organization from the one you presented in your initial post.

  • Consider how the student’s IT solution for their organization might apply to yours. Do you think their implementation plan would work? Why or why not? Do you have any suggestions or improvements?

Things to Remember!

  • Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format.

M6A1 Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence

For this assignment you will be completing Part III of your simulation.

Part III: Analyzing Your Strategy

In this final section, analyze what you have learned about strategy setting, change management, and their impact on success and failure. Address the following:

  • What have you learned about strategy, power, and leadership, and their impact on success?
  • How do strategy, power, and leadership impact the success or failure of change? Apply what you have learned here to your own solutions and recommendations for your strategic analysis.
  • How does change impact decision making?
  • How could you have improved your performance? Were there deficiencies in leadership? Was the strategy the problem? Was the change not feasible to begin with?
  • What conclusions can you draw based upon this experience?

This assignment should be 2 to 3 pages in length and follow APA style.

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Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.”  Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.”  Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”

 

 

 

 

M6D1: Management Theories

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For this discussion, reflect on the theories of management you chose in the assignment in Module 5. You selected theories that would help you either develop a solution to problems that make the initiative infeasible or make the process of implementing the new initiative a smooth transition.

In your initial response, reflect on the theories you chose in M5A1.

  • Conduct a mini-feasibly study. Determine what your issue is, some solutions and alternatives to that issue, and then provide a recommendation, (go or no go), based on the solutions and alternatives you have provided.
  • As a manager, how did this theory help you develop a solution for your feasibility study?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to your chosen theories? Explain why and justify your claims. Include references as applicable.

Respond to someone who chose different theories from you.

  • Discuss how the chosen theories are different from yours. Would your peers’ chosen theories make sense in your own solutions? Provide feedback on their choices.

Things to Remember!

  • Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M7A1: Strategic Analysis: Conclusion

Based on your solutions, theories, and the data you gathered about your organization, provide a recommendation. Is the sustainable initiative feasible for the company? If so, how? If not, using your theories and data, provide a comprehensive argument of why the initiative is not feasible.

This assignment should include the following:

  • A preface. Explain the initiative, the market, the solutions and alternatives, and include a yes or no answer on the initiative. Keep in mind this a summary of the actual paper, so you do not want to provide a detailed recommendation in this section. The preface should be 2 to 3 pages in length.
  • A comprehensive recommendation that clearly explains whether or not the plan is feasible and how you came up with that recommendation based on theory and evidence-based research. This section should be 2 to 3 pages.

This plan should not only address the board, but all the stakeholders in the organization

This assignment should be 2 to 3 pages in length and follow APA style.

This conclusion should be a minimum of 4 to 6 pages.

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Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.

Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.”  Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.”  Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”

 

 

 

M7D1: Checking In

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In Module 8, our final module, you will be finishing the last scenario and compiling your strategic analysis into one document. This discussion forum is an opportunity to ask me any questions and update me on your progress in the course and your thoughts on where we are.

Your initial post should include:

  • Your progress on the project thus far. Have you already compiled it?
  • Anything interesting you learned about the organization you chose.
  • The most difficult component of this project. What made it challenging? How did you address this challenge?

When responding to your peers:

  • Choose someone who found a component that was difficult that was different from yours. Evaluate their strategy and how they dealt with it.
  • Improve upon their strategy and provide feedback.
  • Consider how you could have applied that strategy or parts of that strategy to your own challenges.

This discussion is not graded, but your contributions are highly encouraged.

Things to Remember!

  • Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format.
  • Be certain to integrate the readings and research from the

 

 

 

 

 

 

M8A1 Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence

You should have by completed all three parts of this assignment in previous modules. You can review these components below:

Part I: Setting the Strategy

In this section, you will discuss the strategy that you developed before executing your plans and steps. You should address the following:

  • How and why did you choose the CEO or Product Innovation Role?
  • What were your vision, mission, and core strategy for the simulation?
  • Provide a SWOT analysis of your expectations.

Part II: Executing your Strategy

In this section, you will discuss the decision-making strategy you used throughout the simulation. Address the following:

  • What occurrences and incidents impacted your decision?
  • What adjustments did you have to make to your strategy?
  • When did your strategy succeed and when did it fail?
  • How did you adapt and what was the impact?
  • What criteria did you use to make adjustments?

Part III: Analyzing Your Strategy

In this final section, you are to analyze what you have learned about strategy setting, change management, and their impact on success and failure. You will address the following:

  • What have you learned about strategy, power, and leadership, and their impact on success?
  • How does data impact decision making?
  • How could you have improved your performance?
  • What conclusions can you draw based upon this experience?

Now that you have completed all three components you will compare and contrast the organization you chose in Module 1 with the organization in the simulation.

For this assignment you will:

  • Compare and contrast solutions and alternatives. Would a solution you found for your organization work for the simulation?
  • Compare and contrast strategies. Would the strategy you used for your organization work for the simulation?
  • Compare and contrast leadership. Is your organization’s leader a good fit for the leader of the simulation?
  • Compare and contrast the recommendations and final outcomes.

Your final paper submission should be 5 to 7 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages, formatted in APA (6th ed.) style, and double-spaced, in Times New Roman, 12-point font, with one inch margins. Include at least two resources, other than your course textbook, to support your findings.

M8A2 Strategic Analysis: Final Submission

Congratulations, you made it to the end! For this assignment you will be compiling all of your strategic analysis assignments together and submitting your final document. Be sure you incorporated your instructor’s feedback on each assignment. This submission must be a minimum of 13 to 20 pages and include a SWOT analysis.

Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.

 

 

M8D1: Your Strategic Analysis

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For this discussion you will be sharing your finished strategic analysis in the discussion forum by creating a narrated presentation.

Here is what your presentation should include:

  1. A slide presentation 10 to 15 slides long.
  2. A 5 to -7 minute narration
  3. Presenter notes.
  4. An overview of your organization, the issues in the organization, the solutions and alternatives, and the recommendation.

The audience for your presentation is the board and stakeholders of the organization.

When responding to another student’s post consider the following:

  • What were the strengths of the presentation? Explain why.
  • How could the presentation have been improved? It is not acceptable to state you have no recommendations or to say they should continue with what they are already doing.
  • Justify your response with critical thinking and application of course material.

Your presentation should include slides and be recorded with audio. You can use the following websites to narrate your presentation:

http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ (Links to an external site.)

Things to Remember!

  • Post a 2 to 4 paragraph discussion post (300 words minimum). Justify your explanations by including in-text citations and references in APA format.

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