Explore the key components of your operational activities that determines your competitiveness
Demonstrate the step-by-step approach of computing the key determinants of your strategic decisions
Apply the methodological approach of setting the optimal strategy amid feasible alternative considerations
In this 2-hour long project-based course, you will learn how to analyze, and set the right strategic direction for your organization with Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix (QSPM). The QSPM is designed to assess and determine the extent that alternative strategies enable the firm to effectively take advantage of external opportunities, mitigate external threats, capitalize on internal strengths, and improve upon internal weaknesses. As a strategic-management tool, the process can be described as an objective, logical, systematic approach for making major decisions in an organization. In order to analyze and set the right strategy for our organization, we will use a spreadsheet to sketch, conduct the analysis, and determine the best strategic direction, among other alternatives. Also, for us to practically demonstrate how to apply the QSPM to set the optimal strategic direction, we have created an energy services company we want to use for the analysis. The idea is to give you a template that would enable you to apply the model to analyze any organization. The project is for business leaders who want to set optimal strategic direction for their organizations given other competing alternatives. Also, for strategist who are interested in helping organization in making informed strategic decisions. At the end of the project, you will be able to design, analyze, and set the optimal strategy for your organization using the QSPM
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Explain the QSPM
Determine the external factors for your organization
Determine the internal factors for your organization
Analyze feasible strategic alternative for your organization
Conclude analysis of feasible strategic alternative for your organization
Determine the optimal strategy for your organization
Synthesize with the QSPM framework
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
What will I get if I purchase a Guided Project?
By purchasing a Guided Project, you'll get everything you need to complete the Guided Project including access to a cloud desktop workspace through your web browser that contains the files and software you need to get started, plus step-by-step video instruction from a subject matter expert.
Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
Guided Project instructors are subject matter experts who have experience in the skill, tool or domain of their project and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to impact millions of learners around the world.
Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
What is the refund policy?
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is not available for Guided Projects.
Can I audit a Guided Project and watch the video portion for free?
Auditing is not available for Guided Projects.
How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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