BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment Organizational Plan

BUS 485 Grand Canyon Week 4 Assignment Organizational Plan


Students will create a strategic business plan for their culminating project in BUS-485. The structure of this assignment is comprehensive and integrative. It requires synthesis and evaluation of information, skills, and knowledge developed throughout the BS program at COB.

You will be required to submit a specific section of the capstone in each Module of the course as indicated in the assignment directions. Each section will be due by the end of the Module in which it is assigned. Review the Capstone Project Assignment Directions for additional information.

Write the Organizational Plan for your organization (a minimum of 500 words). Refer to chapters 4 and 6 in the textbook for additional information.

Describe who will comprise your management team and what talents or skills each of the team members will bring to the organization. Include a simple organizational chart.

Outline a McKinsey 7-S Assessment/Model (strategy, structure, systems, shared values, style, staff, skills) as it applies to your business. Review the McKinsey 7-S Resources in the topic materials for additional information on completing this section.

Describe your business-level strategy (chapter 4 – cost leadership or differentiated) and explain how it fits with the corporate-level strategy (chapter 6 – low, medium, or high differentiation plus value creating, value neutral, or value reducing) for your organization.

Operational Plan

Write the Operational Plan for your organization (a minimum of 500 words). Refer to chapter 3 and pages 88, 113, and 116 in the textbook for additional information. Address the following in the plan:

Describe the supply chain for your prospective organization. Where does your organization bring value in this supply chain?

Identify your main partners and suppliers. What are their locations? What is your contingency plan?

Explain how you will optimize operational effectiveness in your organization.

Consider your operational plan from a value chain perspective and identify and discuss the primary and support activities (financial, human resources, and information systems management).

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.