u South Thames College BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership Assignment Submission Document Please attach to work submitted | | | |Student Name: |Student ID: |Course Code: | | | | |Lecturer: L Borrow |Unit 12: Strategic Planning | |Assessment Title: The Strategic Plan | |Date set: Week beginning 11 April 2011 |Submission date: 20 may 2011 | |Outcomes to be covered: | |Understand the external environment affecting an organisation | |Be able to review existing business plans and strategies of an organisation | |Be able to develop options for strategic planning for an organisation | |Be able to construct a strategy plan for an organisation | |Be able to examine factors affecting an organisation strategy plan | |Be able to plan for the implementation of a strategy plan | |Assignment Tasks | |You have been appointed as an interim consultant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a major organisation (see attached briefing notes).

Prepare a | |report which incorporates the following: | | | |A situation analysis for the organisation to 2011 which identifies and assesses both external, competitive and internal factors, current stakeholder | |influences and business strategies. The report should highlight key issues and influences affecting the organisation and its future development. Your | |information should be up-to-date and take into account current and future drivers for change in the organisation’s environment. Sources of information must | |be clearly identified and you should be able to evidence your assessment of the organisation’s position. |Using appropriate modelling tools, identify the strategic options available to the organisation which clearly illustrate the bases of strategy, direction and| |potential methods which could be adopted. Evaluate these using appropriate techniques and select a strategy, giving justifications and taking into account | |the core values of the organisation and the resource implications of your choice. | |Based on the above, prepare a 5 year development strategy and implementation plan. You should develop a mission statement with clear strategic objectives as| |well as an outline strategy plan for the 5 years. You should also include a more detailed implementation plan for the 1st year. Opportunities for | |monitoring and review should be indicated as well as any contingency measures.

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You should also include a communication strategy to facilitate the | |dissemination of the plan to the organisation’s key stakeholders | | | |NOTES: | |Word count (excluding appendices) should be 2500 words | |The case is based on a real organisation. You should conduct secondary research to bring the information up to date. However you should not contact the | |organisation directly or its employees | |All sources should be referenced (Harvard) appropriately. You are advised to check this thoroughly. | |You must sign below to confirm that the submission is your own work. Any evidence of collusion or plagiarism will mean an automatic failure which would | |require a retake of the unit. | |Your assignment must be typed in ariel or verdana font with 1. 5 spacing. A hard copy must be submitted in a clear A4 pouch.

Print on one side of paper only. | |You must include a copy of this submission document. Each page must be numbered. An electronic copy must be submitted to: | |[email protected] ac. uk Your email message must include your name, student number, group and unit name | |I confirm that the attached is all my own work (Student to sign below) | |…………………………………………………… Date ……………01/07/2011………………….. | South Thames College BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership BRIEFING NOTES Lecturer: L Borrow |Unit 12: Strategic Planning | |Assessment Title: The Strategic Plan | |Date set: Week beginning 11 April 2011 |Submission date: 01 July 2011 | | | |Guidance to Students | | | |You will be allocated an organisation on which to base your report.

The organisations are as follows: | |BP | |Apple | |Royal Bank of Scotland | |Transport for London (TFL) | | | |Task 1: Situation Analysis | |Thorough research of the organisation, its business environment and changes/developments/ trends in the sector and the macro-environment generally.

You | |should use and apply appropriate tools and techniques including STEEPLE, Porter’s 5 Forces, Strategic Groups, GE matrix and the market perception of their | |position in the market place. You should also consider the resources and capabilities and core competences of the organisation, demonstrating | |understanding of the effectiveness of current business plans, corporate culture and a stakeholder profile. | | | |Given the level of information required to include within the report to complete this part of the task, you are advised to capture the situation analysis | |through a SWOT analysis in which you highlight the key issues facing the organisation.

Demonstration and application of the audit tools as identified | |above can be assigned to an appendix and signposted within the report text in the summary of the situation analysis | | | |Task 2: Strategic Options and Evaluation | |In this section you should consider what options you believe are open to the organisation for strategic development. These should be described in relation| |to the models such as Porter’s Generic Strategies, Bowman’s Strategy Clock and demonstrate understanding of the role of the corporate parent, strategic | |direction (eg Ansoffs) and methods.

You should consider the core values of the organisation including approaches to corporate and social responsibility | |and current business plans. Evaluate these on the basis of Suitability, Feasibility and Acceptability illustrating your use of the appropriate tools. | |Select your strategy giving the reasons for your decision. | | | |Task 3: Strategic Development Plan | |Based on your choice of strategy, write a mission statement and SMART objectives which will provide the framework for the plan. Prepare an outline | |development plan for five years illustrating how you intend to achieve the identified objectives.

Prepare a detailed implementation plan against each | |objective to include strategies, actions, critical success factors, responsibilities, timelines and performance indicators, monitoring and review as well | |as contingency. There should be clear ‘threads’ and linkages evident from mission to implementation to ensure your plan is workable | | | |Additionally a dissemination plan should also be included as a separate part of this task in which you illustrate how you are going to communicate the plan| |to the stakeholders of the organisation to ensure ‘buy-in’ and participation. |BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership | | |Unit 12: strategic Planning | | |Assessor Feedback on Assignment 1st Submission Date: 29/10/10 |Overall Outcome: | | |Outcomes |Assessment Criteria |Achieved? Comments (strengths, how could be improved) |Actions that need to be taken to achieve outcomes/criteria | | | |(Yes, no, partially)| | | |1. Understand the external |Explain the importance of external factors| | | | |environment affecting an |affecting an organisation | | | | |organisation | | | | | |Analyse the needs and expectations of | | | | | |stakeholders or an organisation | | | | | |Analyse the major changes taking place in | | | | | |the external environment that will affect | | | | | |strategy | | | | |2.

Be able to review existing |Use appropriate tools to analyse the | | | | |business plans and strategies of |effects of current business plans | | | | |an organisation | | | | | | |Review the position of an organisation in | | | | | |its current market | | | | | |Evaluate the competitive strengths and | | | | | |weaknesses of an organisation’s current | | | | | |business strategies | | | | |3.

Be able to develop options for |Use modelling tools to develop strategic | | | | |strategic planning for an |options for an organisation | | | | |organisation | | | | | | |Develop a comparative understanding of | | | | | |activity from organisations in the market | | | | | |Create options to form the basis of future| | | | | |organisational strategy | | | | |4. Be able to construct a strategy|Propose a suitable structure for a | | | | |plan for an organisation |strategy plan the ensures appropriate | | | | |participation from all stakeholders of an | | | | | |organisation | | | | | |Construct an agreed strategy plan that | | | | | |includes resource implications | | | | | |Construct an agreed strategy plan that | | | | | |includes resource implications | | | | BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership | | |Unit 12: strategic Planning | | |Assessor Feedback on Assignment 1st Submission Date: 29/10/10 |Overall Outcome: | | |Outcomes |Assessment Criteria |Achieved? |Comments (strengths, how could be improved) |Actions that need to be taken to achieve outcomes/criteria | | | |(Yes, no, partially)| | | |5.

Be able to examine factors |Compare core organisational values | | | | |affecting an organisational |(ethical, cultural, environmental, social | | | | |strategy plan |and business) with current business | | | | | |objectives | | | | | |Develop appropriate vision and mission | | | | | |statements for an organisation | | | | | |Produce agreed future management | | | | | |objectives for an organisation | | | | | |Develop measures for evaluating a strategy| | | | | |plan | | | | |6.

Be able to plan for the |Develop a schedule for implementing a | | | | |implementation of a strategy plan |strategy plan in an organisation | | | | | |Create appropriate dissemination processes| | | | | |to gain commitment from stakeholders in an| | | | | |organisation | | | | | |Design monitoring and evaluation systems | | | | | |for the implementation of a strategy plan | | | | | |in an organisation | | | | | | | |Assessor | | | | | |Internal Verifier name & signature (if sampled)…………………………………………….. ……………. Date………………… | | |Internal Verifier also to complete separate Internal Verification Feedback document | |

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