Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements
Your final draft of the Key Assignment should be 20–25 pages in length (excluding the Cover page and Reference page). The new content for this week should be 4–5 pages in length.
Create document in Word that contains the following elements:
• Title page
• Course number and name
• Project name
• Your name
• Table of contents
o Maximum of 3 levels deep
• Section headings
Each week, you should have added a section to your Business Strategy and Management Plan and submitted it for grading. Each section should contain the following:
• Qualitative Evaluation of the Industry’s Strategic Position (Week 1 IP)
o Choose an aspect of the information technology (IT) industry that has not been previously used as an example in this course. Use Porter’s five forces to make a qualitative evaluation of the industry’s strategic position. Be sure to explain each of the five forces as well as explain how they relate to your chosen industry.
Note: The mobile phone industry was provided as an example in the video material and may not be used as the subject for this assignment.
o Remember to include the following elements (Porter’s five forces):
Threat of new entrants: Are new entrants being attracted to the market, and are there barriers to entry in the industry?
Threat of substitute products or services: Are there other products that could be alternatives to offerings in the chosen industry?
Bargaining power of customers: What degree of bargaining power do the buyers have in terms of putting the industry under pressure to provide more products or less cost?
Bargaining power of suppliers: What is the importance of raw materials, components, labor, and services that are required for the industry, and are there substitutes for those inputs? Discuss the possibility of switching suppliers, if necessary.
Intensity of competitive rivalry: Does the industry have a sustainable competitive advantage?
• Strategic Information Systems Assessment (Week 2 IP)
o Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the case study organization that are related to its present information systems environment.
o Assess the forces that are presently governing competition for the case study organization.
o Using Wiseman’s framework of strategy development, define the strategic thrusts (and related advantages) that the case study organization should use to build a business case for implementing an information systems management plan.