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MT 460 Assignment 1
Using Analytic Tools for Strategic Decision-Making
In this Assignment, you will culminate one Course Outcome by analyzing a
business case:
MT460-2: Use a variety of analytical tools to monitor and improve business
strategy.
In this Assignment, you will complete “Practice” Round 3 in the Capsim Core
simulation. By completing the “Practice” exercises, you will be prepared to
begin the “Competition” rounds in the simulation. Follow these steps to
complete “Practice” round 3 and the associated tasks. Complete the following
requirements and submit the deliverables to the Unit 3 Assignment Dropbox:
Step 1: Log into the Capsim Core simulation by clicking on the “Capsim.com”
link on the “Course Resources” page. Click on the “MT460MCO Management
Policy and Strategy-Prac” link.
Step 2: Create a new PowerPoint presentation file with 10 slides, including a
title slide.
Step 3: Complete Round 3 in the “Practice” simulation. Take a screenshot of
the Proforma for Round 3. Insert the screenshot onto slide 2 of the
PowerPoint presentation.
Step 4: Click on the “Reports” link on the horizontal navigation bar at the top
of the simulation page. Click on the “Report” link, and the “Capsim Core
Round 3” report will open in a new screen. On the upper right hand side of
the screen, click on the “PDF Version” link. It will generate a .PDF file in your
browser. Save the .PDF file to your computer.
Step 5: In slides 3 -10 in your PowerPoint, analyze and verbally present the
results of your strategic decision-making using information from the Round 3
Capsim Core Reports. Apply the strategy concepts and language you have
learned thus far. Your target audience is the Board of Directors for your
Capsim Core company. Use research to help substantiate your analysis. Use
the following topics to guide your report analysis:


Analyze and interpret the results of your Round 3 “Practice”
strategy decisions by conducting a SOAR analysis using
information derived from the “Capsim Core Round 3” report.
Conduct the SOAR analysis from the perspective of one out of the
four departments (Research and Development, Marketing,
Production, and Finance) to identify strengths, opportunities,
aspirations, and results from the perspective of organizational
assets, growth, enhanced customer satisfaction, etc… within
“Capsim Core Round 3” report. Explain how the strengths,
opportunities, aspirations, and results impact the other
departments in the company. Explain the sources of competitive
advantage based on the information in the report based on the
SOAR analysis.

Analyze and interpret the results of your Round 3 “Practice”
strategy decisions by conducting a SWOT analysis using
information derived from the “Capsim Core Round 3” report.
Conduct the SWOT analysis from the perspective of one out of
the four departments (Research and Development, Marketing,
Production, and Finance) to identify problems and/or opportunities
for improvement, growth, market risks, customer engagement,
etc. within “Capsim Core Round 3” report. Explain how the
problems and/or opportunities impact the other departments in the
company. Explain the sources of competitive advantage based on
the information in the report based on the SWOT analysis.

Produce illustrations to depict each the SOAR and SWOT
analyses you conducted, and to aid in the presentation of facts.
You may develop illustrations such as charts, diagrams, matrices,
infographics, or graphs to aid in the presentation of your findings.
Step 6: Your presentation will contain one screenshot slide and eight
narrated strategic decision-making analysis slides. Submit your presentation
and the “Capsim Core Round 3” report. PDF file to the Unit 3 Assignment
Dropbox.
Write a Essay
Strategic Analysis Tools— Go to Mindtools.com to choose the two Strategic Analysis tools
To write about. Review the different types of analyses provided in the Policy and
Strategy Knowledge Base. To familiarize yourself with various strategic analysis
tools, conduct additional research as needed and write a brief expository essay
based on the following criteria in the
Here is the Unit 3 Learning Activity grading rubric.




onduct research to identify 2 strategic analysis tools used by managers and
leaders to evaluate problems, opportunities, and challenges internal and external
to an organization. You may choose to discuss qualitative or quantitative types of
analysis tools.
Explain the pro’s and con’s of each strategic analysis tool you identified.
Explain how each strategic analysis tool is used by managers and leaders to
solve problems, address challenges, or to capitalize on opportunities internal or
external to an organization.
Provide examples demonstrating how you can use both strategic analysis tools
to problem solve, address challenges, make improvements, or to capitalize on
opportunities from a Research & Development.

Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed, scholarly research resources to
substantiate your critical thinking, and to provide viable reasoning for your
perspectives.

Provide unique perspective using no more than one direct quote from research
resources. Effectively synthesize research by paraphrasing.

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