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n this class, for the WEEK 1 Individual Assignment, and all Learning Activities, you will select a specific target enterprise upon which to focus for the entire course.It should preferably be your employer, or your most recent employer.

n this class, for the WEEK 1 Individual Assignment, and all Learning Activities, you will select a specific target enterprise upon which to focus for the entire course.It should preferably be your employer, or your most recent employer.
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n this class, for the WEEK 1 Individual Assignment, and all Learning Activities, you will select a specific target enterprise upon which to focus for the entire course.It should preferably be your employer, or your most recent employer. If an alternative is required, it will be discussed with the facilitator.  All Learning Activities, will focus on this enterprise as the reference point.

Whenever you respond to a Learning Activity(LA) that calls for you to reference your target enterprise, please start  with the name of your company and a  couple words about what it does. Unless instructed otherwise, all Learning Activity responses should be focused on this specific enterprise-your employer. You will be asked during Week 1 to write a brief paragraph or two describing your target enterprise for facilitator approval. If you plan to select another enterprise for some specific reason, you must explain the reason and describe how you intend to access research data and information about that firm. Deviating from your current or most recent employer is discouraged in all but the most exceptional circumstances.  If doing so creates a proprietary or confidentiality challenge, then state that, but still, you can describe the industry and the firm using generic terms in specific circumstances to satisfy the requirements of the course. You should be focused upon the enterprise where you have the most experience. That way, there is a consistent thread in the theme of your responses that yields new knowledge relative to the learning outcomes of the course. Requests should only be made if there is an absolutely compelling reason to depart from the instructions above. I will need to approve such a departure.

Beginning with the WEEK 2 Assignment, the team will select a public company upon which it wants to focus for the entire course, also for facilitator approval, which will result in the development of the FINAL Strategic Plan.

After instructor approval using your target enterprise:

Examine the process of strategic management.

Write a paper that is at least 1,050 words in which you address the following:

  • Identify the major components of the strategic management process.
  • Discuss how these components work together to create value for your target enterprise.
  • Evaluate the company’s mission statement, vision statement, motivation strategy, innovation strategy, and people strategy.  If the target enterprise does not have one or more of these, how does that affect the organization and its people?
  • Explain the role of ethics and corporate social responsibility in strategic planning.  How does this direct their strategy? How does the target enterprise’s vison and mission align with your own values and vision?  If you are currently working for the organization, how does your role influence this and vice versa?

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (1050 words) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Be sure to include title page, and reference citations must be presented on unique page (not bleeding from regular text). Be sure citations list is complete, i.e. course text (Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson) target enterprise (website), and any additional research conducted. Times New Roman 12′ font is preferred Do not use bullet points.

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In WEEK 2, after Learning Teams have been assigned, the team will select a public company upon which it will focus for the entire remainder of the class. That selection will be the Team Target Enterprise (TTE).  A team leader will submit a brief TTE Summary (similar to your individual target enterprise summary) to the facilitator’s Private Message Box.  Upon approval of your Team Target Enterprise (TTE):

Each member of the Learning Team will assume the role of an executive team member (i.e. CFO, CEO, COO, etc.) at  your target enterprise.

The team constructs a paper of at least 1,050 up to 1,400 words in which you include the following:

  • Determine how to create value and sustain competitive advantage using the environmental scanning strategy.
  • Evaluate the company’s remote environment.
  • Assess the company’s industry environment.
  • Evaluate the organization’s external operating environment.

Also,

Create a 10 to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to accompany the paper. The presentation should be a presentation of the findings of the environmental scanning.

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (1,050 words and a combined 10 to 15-slide presentation (title slide and citations slide not included in slide count) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Be sure to include title page, and reference citations must be presented on unique page (not bleeding from regular text). Be sure citations list is complete, i.e. course text (Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson) Team Target Enterprise (TTE) (website), and any additional research conducted. Times New Roman 12′ font is preferred Do not use bullet points.

 Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word document. Also, submit the PowerPoint presentation there.

In this assignment, you will use your individual approved target enterprise. Create a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for a Mini-Strategy using the Mini-Strategy Outline. Include the following in your outline:

  • Evaluate the organization’s vision statement.
  • Discuss the organization’s current goals and objectives.
  • Assess the organization’s current status.

    • Leadership
    • Board members
    • Structure
    • Number of employees

  • Conduct a basic SWOT analysis including the implications of the environment on a global organization.
  • Report recent financial results including annual revenues, annual after tax earnings, and year end stock prices. Obtain results for the last 5 years.
  • Perform competitor benchmarking.
  • Develop strategic recommendations that are designed to realize growth.
  • Create a profile of the current CEO including the following:

    • Background and accomplishments
    • Education and educational experiences
    • Length of time in the current position
    • Major career accomplishments
    • Leadership and management styles
    • Vision for the company
    • Innovative accomplishments

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (12-15 slides with speaker notes beneath each slide-not including title slide and citations slide) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Format Be sure to include title slide, and reference citations must be presented on unique slide. Be sure citations list is complete, i.e. course text (Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson) target enterprise, and any additional research conducted.

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Using your approved Team Target Enterprise (TTE),  construct a paper of at least  1,400 words in which you include the following:

  • Assess the organization’s internal environment.
  • Identify the most important strengths and weaknesses of your organization including an assessment of the organization’s resources.
  • Identify the most important external environmental factors in the remote, operating, and industry analysis (very important element-see instructor classroom definitions).
  • Perform competitor benchmarking.
  • Assess the structure of the organization and the influence this has on its performance
  • Determine the organization’s competitive position and the possibilities this provides.

Also,

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to accompany the paper. The presentation should be a presentation of the findings of the internal and external environmental analysis and the competitor benchmarking results.

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (1,400 words and10- to 12 slide presentation with speaker notes beneath each slide-not including title slide and citations slide) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Be sure to include title page, and reference citations must be presented on unique page (not bleeding from regular text). Be sure citations list is complete, i.e. course text (Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson) Team Target Enterprise (TTE), and any additional research conducted. Times New Roman 12′ font is preferred Do not use bullet points.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word document. Also submit the PowerPoint presentation there.

Using the Team Target Enterprise, write a 1,400-word paper in which you include the following:

Evaluate potential strategies for the organization.

  • Assess potential value disciplines for the organization.
  • Evaluate potential generic strategies for the organization.
  • Evaluate potential grand strategies for the organization.
  • Assess potential global strategies for the organization.
  • Identify the best value disciplines, generic, grand, and global strategies.
  • Recommend a strategy or combination of strategies the organization should implement, and include a rationale for that recommendation.

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (1,400 words) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Be sure to include title page, and reference citations must be presented on unique page (not bleeding from regular text). Be sure citations list is complete, i.e. course text (Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson) Team Target Enterprise (TTE), and any additional research conducted. Times New Roman 12′ font is preferred Do not use bullet points.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word document.

In this assignment, you will use your individual approved target enterprise. Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation for a Mini-Strategy using the Mini-Strategy Outline. Include the following in your outline:

  • Develop strategic recommendations to the board of directors including rationale.

    • Evaluate the potential generic strategies being considered.
    • Assess the potential value disciplines being considered for the organization.
    • Evaluate the potential grand strategies for the organization.
    • Assess potential global strategies for the organization.

DO NOT REPEAT INFORMATION FROM WEEK 3 Mini-Strategy.

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (10- to 12 slide presentation with speaker notes-not including title slide or citations slide ) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a PowerPoint presentation there.

Strategic Plan: Implementation Plan, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plan Analysis or Alternative Capstone Project with Live Client STR 581 WEEK 5

About Your Signature Assignment

This signature assignment is designed to align with specific program student learning outcome(s) in your program. Program Student Learning Outcomes are broad statements that describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of their degree. The signature assignments may be graded with an automated rubric that allows the University to collect data that can be aggregated across a location or college/school and used for program improvements.

Follow the instructions based on decision to complete the Strategic Plan or Alternative Capstone Project:

Strategic Plan: Implementation Plan, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plan Analysis

Write a 1,400-word minimum strategic implementation plan in which you include the following:

  • Create an implementation plan including:

    • Objectives
    • Functional tactics
    • Action items
    • Milestones and deadlines
    • Tasks and task ownership
    • Resource allocation

  • Recommend any organizational change management strategies that may enhance successful implementation.
  • Develop key success factors, budget, and forecasted financials, including a break-even chart.
  • Create a risk management plan including contingency plans for the identified risks.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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Alternative Capstone Project with Live Client

Create a 1,400-word minimum strategic implementation plan.

Include the following:

    • Objectives
    • Functional tactics
    • Action items
    • Milestones and deadlines
    • Tasks and task ownership
    • Resource allocation

  • Recommend any organizational change management strategies that may enhance successful implementation.
  • Develop key success factors, budget, and forecasted financials, including a break-even chart.
  • Create a risk management plan including contingency plans for the identified risks. 

Input relevant data into the “Financial Plan” section of BizGear®, as appropriate.

Input relevant data into the “Financial Statements” section of BizGear®, as appropriate.

Note: You will not use all of the financial statements or reports. You will only use those sections that are relevant to the client problem and solution.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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 WEEK 5 Strategic Plan: Implementation Plan, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plan Analysis or Alternative Capstone Project with Live Client STR 581

Using the Team Target Enterprise, Create the Final Strategic Plan. The Final Strategic Plan contains the elements of all the previous weeks’ components and incorporates instructor feedback.The strategic recommendations of the individual team members will be evaluated and the best options chosen for recommendation for the team. The Final Strategic Plan is to be minimally, 3,500 words (after editing) up to 5,000 words.

The Final Strategic Plan contains:

  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary (350 to 700 words)
  • Company Background
  • Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement
  • Value Statement
  • Environmental Scan
  • Internal and External Environmental Analysis
  • Strategic Recommendation
  • Implementation Plan
  • Organizational Change Management Strategies
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Conclusion
  • References

Create a 30- to 35-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to present the team’s strategic plan, combining all relevant elements from previous weeks.

In this class you must meet or exceed (no points deducted for reasonable overage) the minimum deliverables length threshold (see above) in order to ensure sufficient coverage of the learning objectives. If you do not meet it, points will be deducted.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.Be sure to include title page, and reference citations must be presented on unique page (not bleeding from regular text). Be sure citations list is complete, i.e. course text (Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson) Team Target Enterprise (TTE), and any additional research conducted. Times New Roman 12′ font is preferred Do not use bullet points.

 A team member will be responsibie for posting the presentation in the Class Discussion area thread provided.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment as a Microsoft® Word document. Also submit the PowerPoint presentation there.

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