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Question;unit 1The nature and value of strategic management is to achieve the desired results and outcome due to careful research (environmental scanning), planning and development of a company?s strategy as well as the implementation and maintenance of it (Pearce & Robinson, 2013, p. 3).For this week's Assignment, you will complete a short answer on the following question:? Why is strategy important to business?? You will want to address the main components (three-tier process) of the strategic management process while discussing the importance of strategy for business.Be sure to use your Reading this week as a resource. You are encouraged also to use the Library databases and the Internet as additional resources.For additional Assignment details see Rubric below.Reference:Pearce, J. A., & Robinson, R. B. (2013). Strategic management: Planning for domestic & global competition (13th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.Assignment Checklist:? Explain the concept of the strategic management (three-tier) process.? Discuss the importance of having a future oriented plan.? Discuss the organization?s vision, mission, purpose, philosophy or goal.? Discuss the strategic process as input for future decision making.For additional Assignment details see Rubric below.FormatYour project should be double-spaced, citations should use APA style, and it should be 2-3 written pages in length, not including the formal title page and references page.For assistance with current APA format and citation style visit the Kaplan Writing Center.Directions for Submitting Your Assignment? Before you submit your Assignment, you should save your work on your computer in a location and with a name that you will remember.? Ensure your Assignment is in a Microsoft Office-compatible format (Word.doc or.docx).Submit your completed document to the Unit 1 Assignment Dropbox.unit 5Case Study Analysis PowerPoint (PPT) Presentation:Prepare a case study analysis on Case 3: ?The Apollo Group, Inc. [University of Phoenix]? found in the Cases section of your digital textbook.Closely follow thePowerPoint Templateby clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template to help you complete this Assignment.Focus upon the idea of conducting a case study analysis with respect to The Apollo Group?s multi-business strategy using one of the three portfolio approaches to move the company competitively forward. Explain why a business might choose a low cost, differentiation, or speed-based strategy.Use titles and subtitles per slide for each guidelines element. Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants on the SWOT diagram slide. You can find the Case Study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing for reference.Assignment Checklist:Describe and illustrate one of the three portfolio approaches.Explain why a business would choose a low cost, differentiation, or speed-based strategy.Conduct a strategic analysis and choice for a multi-business company.The PowerPoint template for this Assignment can also be found in Doc Sharing. For extra help on using this template, watch the Assignment video by clicking on the Presentation icon.For general PowerPoint tutorials, click on the Tutorial icon.In this Assignment that focuses upon the idea of conducting a case study analysis with respect to multi-business strategy using one of the three portfolio approaches to move the company competitively forward, you will engage in developing the following professional competency:Leadership with respect to knowing how to use software for job to support business analysis and operationsThe case study analysis should be at least ten slides in length (not including the formal title page, References page, and Appendix). Review your work for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. When citing sources (text and list references), use the current APA format and style, especially in the Notes section of the slide. Remember to use only bulleted items on each slide, you can fully explain each one in the Notes section of the PowerPoint presentation on behalf of your intended audience. For assistance with APA format and citation style visit the Kaplan Writing Center. unit 2Unit 2: The Importance of Mission and Vision StatementsCase Study Analysis Paper: The Mission StatementPrepare a case analysis for Vertu: Nokia?s Luxury Mobile Phone for the Urban Rich.http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/pl/13869357/13869379/8c9f5c6e71f70c7e1656143f94c6f6ddClosely follow the Case Study Analysis Template by clicking on the hyperlink or you can also find it in Doc Sharing. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.Focus upon the idea of conducting a SWOT analysis with respect to Vertu?s and Nokia?s mission statements (you can include its core values, purpose, and goals too). Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants in the appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the Case Study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing.Reference:Kwong-Kay Wong, K. (2011, September 28). Vertu: Nokia?s luxury mobile phone for the urban rich. (Report No. W11208).Watertown, MA: Harvard Business Publishing.Assignment Checklist:? Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study companies? mission statements.? Create a case study analysis focusing upon the company?s mission statement.Create at least two to three alternative solutions. Conduct further research on the featured case study company on its website relative to news and press releases, community involvement, and the like. Use this information to help formulate your own originaltwo to three Alternative Solutions. After choosing one of the two to three Alternative Solutions, discuss the Selected Solution. In the Implementation section, describe how your Selected Solution will be implemented.FormatThe case analysis should be 2-3 written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page), double-spaced. Ensure that you use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. The citing of sources (text and list references) should use the current APA format and style.For assistance with APA format and citation style visit the Kaplan Writing Center.Directions for Submitting Your Project? Before you submit your project, you should save your work on your computer in a location and with a name that you will remember.? Make sure your Assignment is in the correct file format (Microsoft Word.doc or.docx).? When you are ready, you can upload your document to the Unit 2 Assignment Dropbox.unit 3Case Study Analysis PaperPrepare a case study analysis on Case 29: ?Whole Foods Market 2010: How to Grow in an Increasingly Competitive Market? found in the Cases section of your digital textbook.Closely adhere to the Case Study Analysis Template by clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.Focus upon the idea of conducting a SWOT analysis with respect to Whole Food?s internal environment and use long-term objectives to remedy the issue presented in the case study. Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants in the Appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the case study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing.Assignment Checklist:Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study company?s internal environment.Create a case study analysis focusing on the company?s internal environmental issues through the development of long-term objectives.FormatThe case analysis should be 2?3 written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page), double-spaced.Ensure that you use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. When citing sources (text and list references),you should use the current APA format and style.For assistance withAPAformat and citation style visit the Kaplan Writing Center.Directionsfor Submitting Your ProjectBefore submitting your project, you should save the document on your computer in a location and with a name that you will easilyrememberunit 4Unit 4: The External and Global EnvironmentsCase Study Analysis Paper:Prepare a case study analysis on Case 14, Louis Vuitton in Japan, found in the Cases section of your Pearce and Robinson textbook.Closely follow the Case Study Analysis Template by clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes. Focus upon the idea of conducting a SWOT analysis with respect to Louis Vuitton?s external and global environment, which includes the remote, industry, and operating environments. Please include the SWOT Analysis with the four quadrants in the appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the SWOT Analysis template in Doc Sharing.Assignment Checklist:? Conduct a SWOT Analysis on the case study company?s external and global environment.? Create a case study analysis on the company?s external and global environmental issues while focusing upon the remote industry, and operating environments.Create at least two to three alternative solutions. Conduct further research on the featured case study company on its website relative to news and press releases, community involvement, and the like. Use this information to help formulate your own original two to three Alternative Solutions. After choosing one of the two to three Alternative Solutions, discuss the Selected Solution. In the Implementation section, describe how your Selected Solution will be implemented.FormatFormatThe case analysis should be 2--3 written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page), double-spaced. Ensure that you have used correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. When citing sources (text and list references), you should use current APA format and style.For assistance on APA format and citation style visit the Kaplan Writing Center.unit 6QuestionPrepare a case study analysis of Case 12: ?LEGO Group: An Outsourcing Journey? found in the Cases section of your digital book.Closely adhere to theCase Study Analysis Templateby clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.Focus upon the idea of the company?s short-term objectives, and through internal and external analyses create functional tactics to support the company?s implementation and outsourcing proposition in order to help move LEGO Group forward. Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants in the Appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the case study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing.Assignment Checklist:Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study company?s internal and external challenges.Create a case study analysis focusing on the company?s internal and external challenges through the development of short-term objectives.Design the functional tactics required for the company?s implementation and outsourcing proposition.In this Assignment on conducting a SWOT analysis on the case study company?s internal and external challenges, you will engage in developing the following professional competency:Global awarenessFormatThe case analysis should be 2--3 written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page), double-spaced. Ensure that you use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. The citing of sources (text and list references) should use the current APA format and style.unit 7Case Study Analysis Paper: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Business EthicsPrepare a case study analysis on Case 13: ?Lennar Corporation?s Joint Venture Investments,? found in the Cases section of your digital textbook.Closely follow theCase Study Analysis Templateby clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.Focus upon the idea of the company?s abuse and fraudulent activities with respect to Lennar?s behavior relative to CSR and business ethics. Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants in the Appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the case study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing.Assignment Checklist:Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study company?s CSR and business ethics practices.Create a case study analysis focusing on the company?s abuse and fraudulent activities relative to CSR and business ethics.In this Assignment on conducting a SWOT analysis on the case study that focuses on the company?s abuse and fraudulent activities relative to CSR and business ethics, you will engage in developing the following professional competency:Leadership with respect to awareness of ethical issues and responsibilities.For additional Assignment details see Rubric below.FormatThe case analysis should be 2--3 written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page),double-spaced. Ensure that you use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. The citing of sources(text and list references) should use the current APA format and style.unit 8 assignmentCase Study Analysis Paper:Prepare a case study analysis of Case 2 ?Ann Taylor: Survival in Specialty Retail? found in the Cases section of your digital book.Closely adhere to theCase Study Analysis Templateby clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.Focus upon the idea of the company?s balanced scorecard and control systems to guide and monitor its strategy implementation in order to help move Ann Taylor competitively forward. Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants in the appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the case study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing.Assignment Checklist:Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study company?s current lack of strategic control.Create a case study analysis focusing on the company?s challenge relative to strategic control through a balanced scorecard and implementation.For additional Assignment details see Rubric below.ID: MT460-08-08-Aunit 9Prepare a case study analysis of Case 9, Defender Direct, Inc.: A Business of Growing Leaders found in the Cases section of your digital book.Closely adhere to theCase Study Analysis Templateby clicking on the hyperlink. Please utilize this template format for this Assignment. Use titles and subtitles per the format for readability purposes.Focus upon the idea of the company?s strategy-culture relationship and which of the four strategy-culture situations should it implement in order to help move Defender Direct forward.Please include the SWOT analysis with the four quadrants in the appendix of your paper (after the References page). You can find the case study SWOT analysis template in Doc Sharing.Assignment Checklist:Conduct a SWOT analysis on the case study company?s current strategy-culture relationship.Create a case study analysis focusing on which of the four strategy-culture situations it should implement in order to help move the company forward.For additional Assignment details see Rubric below.FormatThe case analysis should be 2--3 written pages in length (not including the formal title page and References page), double-spaced. Ensure that you use correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and usage. The citing of sources (text and list references) should use the current APA format and style. unit 10QuestionThe Final Assignment is your opportunity to bring all your learning together. This Strategic Management Plan presentation is an in-depth case study analysis of the company of your choice.Click herefor Final Project Guidelines which are also available in Doc Sharing.You may choose either a large, well-known Fortune 1,000 company that has information readily available, or a smaller company in your city or town which has information in the local press (the larger company may be easier). Pretend that you are a business and strategy consultant hired by one of your chosen company?s executives to present the new strategic plan to the Board of Directors (BoD).You will create this Assignment in a PowerPoint presentation format. Use a bulleted list for each slide (page) and support the bulleted ideas in the Notes section of the slide. Use APA format and citation style in the notes description section. Do include a references page at the end of the presentation for the outside sources you used and integrated in the presentation itself. In addition, follow the Final Project Guidelines.Final Project GuidelinesIntroductionCompany BackgroundCompany Vision and Mission StatementsLeadership and Organizational CultureCorporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, and Policies Empowering ActionExternal Analysis (Opportunities and Threats) and Global EnvironmentInternal Analysis (Strengths and Weaknesses), Strategic Control and Continuous ImprovementInnovation and EntrepreneurshipStrategic Analysis and ChoiceGeneric and Grand StrategiesLong-Term Objectives and StrategiesShort-Term Objectives, Functional Tactics, and ImplementationRestructuring, Reengineering and RefocusingConclusionAssignment Checklist:Develop a strategic plan.Modify a Fortune 1000 company's strategic planning mode to include an entrepreneurial mode.Create a new grand strategy for long term growth.Create presentation in PowerPoint format.Submit to the Unit 10: Final Assignment Dropbox.For additional Assignment details see Rubric below.Final Assignment Grading RubricCourse: MT460 Unit: 10 Points: 125Unit 10 Final Assignment: The Strategic Plan PresentationThe Final Assignment, due in Unit 10, is your chance to bring it all together. This Strategic Management Presentationis an in-depth case study analysis and strategy for the company of yourchoice. Final Assignment Guidelines are also available in Doc Sharing.You may choose either a large, well-known Fortune 1,000 company that has information readily available, or a smaller company in your city or town which has information in the local press (the larger company may be easier). Pretend that you are a business and strategy consultanthired by one of your chosen company?s executives to present the new strategic plan to the Board ofDirectors (BoD).You will create this project in a PowerPoint presentation format. The Final Assignment PowerPoint template is available in Doc Sharing. Use a bulleted list for each slide (page) and support the bulleted ideas in the Notes section of the slide. Use the current APA style and format in theNotes description section of the slide. Include a References page at the end of the presentation for the outside sources you used and integrated in the presentation itself.Final Assignment Guidelines: Strategic PlanA strategic plan is designed to be in use for three (3) to five (5) years. For your Final Assignment, you will write a strategic plan providing the following information:? Company BackgroundIdentify the Fortune 1000 organization that you have chosen for your strategic plan. Provide a brief background of this organization including its products, services, and customers. Include the organization?s strategic planning model and include the history of successes and failures associated with its processes.? Company Vision Statement and Mission StatementsWhat is the company?s vision statement and mission statement along with its purpose, values, goals, and philosophy? How do these support the organization to realize its goals and objectives?? Leadership and Organizational CultureDiscuss how the new grand strategy will affect the company leadership infrastructure, and the organizational structure and culture. How can the company move to a more agile and virtual organization? How will the company manage the strategy-culture relationship due to the new change?Copyright Kaplan UniversityFinal Assignment Grading RubricCourse: MT460 Unit: 10 Points: 125? Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, and Policies Empowering ActionWhat is the company?s stakeholder approach to social responsibility? What types of social responsibility does the organization practice and tout? What are the major trends in today?s corporate social responsibility? How does the company create and utilize policies to empower employees to become socially responsible inside and outside of the organization? Describe the company?s code of conduct (ethical principles and guidelines) and how the executive and management team practice these?? External Analysis (Opportunities and Threats) and Global EnvironmentDescribe the company?s external environment including the remote environment (economic factors, social factors, political factors, technological factors, ecological factors, and international environment). How does the company currently contend with the external forces and operating environment? What is the company?s global strategic plan and how does it use firms in foreign markets for global reach?? Internal Analysis (Strengths and Weaknesses), Strategic Control, and Continuous ImprovementDefine the company?s internal environment. What Balanced Scorecard software or other strategic control software would you recommend to the company to manage, monitor, and sustain the implementation i.e. continuous improvement? Please explain the choice of software and illustrate the use of controls to guide and monitor strategic implementation.? Innovation and EntrepreneurshipDescribe the concepts of incremental and breakthrough innovation, and the risks to be aware of. Define the new strategy as being either an incremental or breakthrough innovation process and how this supports the idea of continuous improvement. Is your recommended strategy entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial in nature? Please explain the benefits.? Strategic Analysis and ChoiceExplain why a grand strategy is more beneficial to the company than a generic type of strategy.? Generic and Grand StrategiesGeneric strategies are low-cost leadership, differentiation, speed-based, and marketing focused. Grand strategies include concentrated growth, market development, product development, innovation, horizontal acquisition, vertical acquisition, concentric diversification,Copyright Kaplan UniversityFinal Assignment Grading RubricCourse: MT460 Unit: 10 Points: 125turnaround, divestiture, liquidation, bankruptcy, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and consortia. Discuss the grand strategy chosen that will sustain and grow the company for many years to come and to keep competitive in its market place.? Long Term Objectives and StrategiesWhat are the company?s long term objectives in support of its overall grand strategy? What generic strategies has it entertained in the past and in current? Recommend a new grand strategy for long term growth and explain why you as a consultant have chosen it.? Short-term Objectives, Functional Tactics, and ImplementationDiscuss the implementation of the new grand strategy. What are the short term objectives required to support the new strategy? What functional tactics will support this implementation?? Restructuring, Reengineering, and RefocusingDiscuss the type of restructuring and or reengineering that must take place to support the new grand strategy designed and proposed as well as its implementation. Emphasize the most critical activities that will enable the strategy to function optimally and effectively. Will the refocus entail business process outsourcing and/or modular organization? The idea is to transform the company into an agile, virtual organization.Include a short Introduction and Conclusion in this Final Assignment PowerPoint presentation.Utilize current APA citation, format, and style. The presentation content should be twelve (12) to fourteen (14) slides, if more, feel free to include them.Be sure to keep each slide to five bullets or less with ten or less words per bullet. You can fully describe and APA cite each in the Notes section of the PowerPoint slide itself. Use formal title and References slides per APA.When completed with the Final Assignment, submit your Assignment to the Unit 10 Final AssignmentDropboxin a PowerPoint.ppt or.pptx document.Copyright Kaplan UniversityFinal Assignment Grading RubricCourse: MT460 Unit: 10 Points: 125MT460 Unit 10 Final Assignment Grading RubricMaximumCriteriaMaximumPercentPointsContentDevelop a strategic plan.Modify a Fortune 1000 company'sstrategic planning mode to include an50%entrepreneurial mode.63Create a new grand strategy for longterm growthCreate presentation in PowerPointformat.Copyright Kaplan UniversityFinal Assignment Grading RubricCourse: MT460 Unit: 10 Points: 125Analysis and Critical Thinking? Company Background? Company Vision and MissionStatements? Leadership and OrganizationalCulture? Corporate SocialResponsibility, Business Ethics, and Policies EmpoweringAction? External Analysis(Opportunities and Threats) and Global Environment? Internal Analysis (Strengthsand Weaknesses), Strategic30%Control and Continuous38Improvement?Innovation andEntrepreneurship? Strategic Analysis and Choice? Generic and Grand Strategies? Long-Term Objectives andStrategies? Short-Term Objectives,Functional Tactics, andImplementation?Restructuring, Reengineeringand RefocusingCopyright Kaplan UniversityFinal Assignment Grading RubricCourse: MT460 Unit: 10 Points: 12515%Writing Style, Grammar, PPT19number of slides (xx)5%APA Format and Citation Style5100%Total125Copyright Kaplan University

 

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