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capella BUS-FP3011 Unit 1 assignment




u01a1:Project Goals and Activities Assessment;Case Study Introduction;In this course, you will complete three assessments based on the Atha Corporation case study. Based on the scenario provided in the Atha Corporation materials, you will simulate an organization-wide strategy of goal setting and achievement by creating alignment between daily activities, department objectives, and organizational goals. As a manager of the fictional Atha Corporation, you will examine two functional areas within the organization;The human resources functional area.;Your choice of one of the following three additional functional areas;Sales and marketing.;Operations and production.;Accounting and finance.;For each functional area (both the human resources area and your additional chosen functional area), you will create a strategic alignment worksheet (SAW), developing different sections of both forms through successive course assessments. You will also create organizational charts for both functional areas. Note that you are expected to choose your second functional area in this assessment, and to continue to use that same functional area throughout the course.;Assessment Instructions;Complete the following;To prepare for this assessment;Identify which functional area, in addition to human resources, you will focus on.;Download the strategic alignment worksheets for your chosen functional area and for the human resources area. (The SAWs are linked in the Assessment Resources.);Review the Presentation from the CEO video from the Unit Resources, which introduced the Atha Corporation case study.;Review the Executive Department Management Instructions and the Doubling Sales Memo from your Required Resources for this unit.;Conduct independent research to familiarize yourself with the process of developing organizational project goals and activities. You may find the materials listed in the Suggested Resources for this unit helpful, or you may search for other resources.;Complete Section 1: Goals and Activities in the SAW worksheets for both functional areas. (For this assessment, complete only Section 1 in each worksheet).;Develop three new departmental goals (in addition to those provided in the worksheets).;Identify activities that support achievement of each goal, and list the achievement deadline for completing each activity.;Write one 2?3 page reflection paper analyzing the work you just completed for your SAWs. In your reflection paper, address the following questions;Why is planning important to strategic management in a functional area? What are the risks of not planning?;How is planning important to the achievement of organizational goals?;For each of the functional areas you have addressed, analyze factors that define and shape management (such as the economy, customer needs and wants, and innovation). What is the relative influence of these factors (which of them have more impact than others)?;What research did you use to support your work in arriving at the goals and activities? Use APA style and formatting to cite your sources.;What current or past experience did you draw from for this assessment, if any?;You are required to submit your assessment to the Turnitin source matching tool. Refer to the FlexPath instructions on the Turnitin iGuide page, linked in the Assessment Resources.;Refer to the Project Goals and Activities Assessment Scoring Guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assessment. Submit your assessment for faculty evaluation by clicking the linked assessment title in the assessment link below. Be sure to include the corresponding Turnitin report with your assessment. Submit all three of the following as attachments to this assessment;Your SAW worksheet for the human resources area, with only Section 1 completed.;Your SAW worksheet for the additional functional area you chose, with only Section 1 completed.;Your reflection paper.


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