Comprehensive Written Case Analysis
The Portfolio Project for this course is a comprehensive written case analysis. To complete the comprehensive written analysis, you will apply the strategic management process that is studied in every module within this course. To support the understanding of a comprehensive written analysis, review “Part 6: Strategic-Management Case Analysis” in the textbook.
You are the Vice President of the XYZ (Lowes Inc)) Corporation. You have been asked to analyze the organization and make strategic recommendations to your executive team. Your comprehensive written analysis of an approved target organization from the textbook case studies (Lowes Inc ) should include the following elements:
Current vision, mission, objectives, and strategies.
Recommendations for improvement of vision and mission.
Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM).
External Factor Evaluation Matrix (EFE).
Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix (IFE).
A total of three Stage 2: Matching Stage tool outputs. At least two of the three tools used must be from Chapter 6 of the textbook. There is an option to use one Matching Stage tool not found in the textbook that is a tested, credible instrument.
Recommendations for specific strategies and long-term objectives to support selected strategies.
Strategy implementation risks: cultural, operational, systems, financial.
Projected financial statement with assumptions.
Recommendation for annual goals and policy according to projections to support the successful implementation of your selected strategies or strategy.
Recommendation for strategy review, evaluation, and improvement process.
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
Eight to ten pages in length. All tables and projections should be placed in appendices and will not count toward the overall page length.
Write as though you are a Vice President being asked to analyze the target organization’s internal and external environment to recommend strategies for the future.
Divide into the following sections:
Current vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
Recommendations for improvement of vision and mission
Strategy Formulation-Input Stage, Matching Stage, Decision Stage
Competitive Profile Matrix (CPM)
External Factor Evaluation Matrix (EFE)
Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix (IFE)
Matching Stage (choose 3)
Recommendations for specific strategies and long-term objectives
Strategy implementation risks: cultural, operational, systems, financial
Recommendation for strategy review, evaluation, and improvement process
Financial Projections and Goal Setting
Projected financial statement with assumptions
Recommendation for annual goals and policy according to projections
Write in graduate level, clear, and concise business language.
Formatted according to Writing & APA.
Support your project with six to seven peer-reviewed articles/professional journals in addition to the textbook.
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