strategic planning

strategic planning

You have learned a lot about strategic planning and the importance of having great communication between departments and sharing information using

You have learned a lot about strategic planning and the importance of having great communication between departments and sharing information using systems and processes agreed upon by the management team of a company. The ability to plan and communicate is a competency businesses look for when hiring.
To assist you in the development of this competency, you will build a strategic plan for a
fictitious or real business during this course. Each week you will study and ‘strategically’ create
a piece of the plan. The last week of the course you will put the pieces together to create your
strategic plan!
Assignment
Write a 2 – 3 page paper where you explain the competitive advantage of a real or imagined
business. 
In your paper address the following:
1. Select an existing business or create one of your own.
2. Describe the business in detail.
3. Describe the product or service.
4. Describe the goals and objectives of the company.
5. Finally, elaborate on the company’s strategic plan based on Porter’s Three Generic
Strategies. Where do they fit and why?
Note:  If you select a real company please provide a link to their web site as a reference in APA
format.
Carefully select the business since you will be completing additional assignments for
this business in future weeks.
Include a title page and 3-5 references.  Only one reference may be from the internet (not
Wikipedia).  The other references must be from the Grantham University online library.  Please
adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th ed.,
2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers

Business Assessment

Using the real or fictitious company you have created, write a 2-3 page paper.
In your paper address the following:
1. Select two business processes and perform an analysis on each.
 Option 1) create an ‘as-is’ and a ‘to-be’ analysis of each process
 Option 2) perform a business process reengineering analysis on each process
 Option 3) perform one ‘as-is/ to-be” and one reengineering.
Note:  Be sure to document the steps of the process, create a visual image (flow chart or
mapping) and describe the analysis process in detail.
Include a title page and 3-5 references.  Only one reference may be from the internet (not
Wikipedia).  The other references must be from the Grantham University online library.  Please
adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th ed.,
2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.

IT Support of Strategic Planning

Write a 2-3 page paper where you build your company’s ePolicies.
In your paper address the following:
1. Create an email policy, internet use policy, employee monitoring policy and intellectual
property policy.
2. Be sure to state privacy and confidentiality clauses in your policies.
3. Explain how you will protect intellectual property and monitor employee activity.
4. Elaborate on how issues can be handled when they arise (create a step by step
response plan of at least two potential threats).
Include a title page and 3-5 references.  Only one reference may be from the internet (not
Wikipedia).  The other references must be from the Grantham University online library.  Please
adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th ed.,
2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.

Plan your Plan

Write a 2 – 3 page paper where you address both parts of the assignment below.
In your paper address the following:
Part 1: Create an outline of the strategic plan for your real or fictitious company. This should be
a one page document using bullet points. Do not fill in details at this time. Simply make the
bullet point and the title of the section of the plan. Include executive summary and all ‘plan’
components that you have learned about in these lectures and the text.
Part 2: Create the Disaster Recovery part of your strategic plan. This should be a one page
document (longer if you use a flow chart or other graphic components). Elaborate on the
backup, recovery and business continuity plans.
Include a title page and 3-5 references.  Only one reference may be from the internet (not
Wikipedia).  The other references must be from the Grantham University online library.  Please
adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th ed.,
2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.

Plan Data Needs for Your Company

Write a 2-3 page paper where you address both parts of the assignment below.
In your paper address the following:
Part 1:  Create the data section of your strategic plan. Define what your data looks like,
describe your data warehouse. Explain the results from data mining tools (what BI would come
out of the process).
Part 2:  Provide an example of data security – what security access would be needed for an
accounting clerk compared to a senior manager?
Include a title page and 3-5 references.  Only one reference may be from the internet (not
Wikipedia).  The other references must be from the Grantham University online library.  Please
adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), (6th ed.,
2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.

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