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Management Consulting Template

BUSI 640

May 12, 2020

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Table of Contents

Notes REGARDING PRIORITY LEVEL 3

Table 2.1 – Analysis of Strategic Options (Option 1) 4

Table 2.2 – Analysis of Strategic Options (Option 2) 5

Table 2.3 – Analysis of Strategic Options (Option 3) 6

Table 3.1 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – ( FINANCE ) 9

Table 3.2 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – ( HR ) 10

Table 3.3 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – ( IT/MIS ) 11

Table 3.4 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option  (POM) 12

Table 3.5 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option  ( MARKETING ) 13

Table 3B – Development of What Need to Be Addressed Statements (5) 15

Table 4.1 – WNTBA 1: Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation 18

Table 4.2 – WNTBA 2: Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation 19

Table 4.3 – WNTBA 3: Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation 20

Table 4.4 – WNTBA 4: Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation 21

Table 4.5 – WNTBA 5: Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation 22

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 1 24

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 2 25

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 3 26

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 4 25

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 5 26

REFERENCES

Notes regarding priority level

· Table 5 – Priority: HI= High (Extremely important, very critical); ME= Medium (important but not critical); LO=Low (needs to be done but not important and/or critical)

Table 2.1 – Analysis of Strategic Options

Option 1
Briefly Identify & Describe the Option
Benefits/ Advantages
CriticalSuccessFactors
Threats/Risks
Why is this your recommended Strategic Option?

Table 2.2 – Analysis of Strategic Options

Option 2
Briefly Identify & Describe the Option
Benefits/ Advantages
CriticalSuccessFactors
Threats/Risks
Why is this your recommended Strategic Option?

Table 2.3 – Analysis of Strategic Options

Option 3
Briefly Identify & Describe the Option
Benefits/ Advantages
CriticalSuccessFactors
Threats/Risks
Why is this your recommended Strategic Option?

NOT REQUIRED Table 2A – Strategic Analysis – Stakeholder Positions on Strategic Options

Stakeholders and their positions:StrategicOption 1:StrategicOption 2:StrategicOption 3:
Stakeholder 1:
Stakeholder 2:
Stakeholder 3:
Stakeholder 4:

NOT REQUIRED Table 2B – Strategic Analysis – Impact of Critical Issues on Strategic Options

Strategic Options & Their Critical IssuesStrategic Option #1Strategic Option #2Strategic Option #3
Finance
Marketing
Operations
IT
Human Resources

Table 3.1 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – FINANCE

CRITICAL ISSUESHow is it manifested?Why is it happening? Cause(s)?1) Why Important? 2) Implications if not dealt with?
FinanceF1
F2
F3
F4
F5

Table 3.2 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – HR

CRITICAL ISSUESHow is it manifested?Why is it happening? Cause(s)?Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?
HumanResourcesHR1
HR2
HR3
HR4
HR5

Table 3.3 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – IT/MIS

CRITICAL ISSUESHow is it manifested?Why is it happening? Cause(s)?Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?
Info TechIT1
IT2
IT3
IT4
IT5

Table 3.4 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – POM

CRITICAL ISSUESHow is it manifested?Why is it happening? Cause(s)?Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?
OperationsOP1
OP2
OP3
OP4
OP5

Table 3.5 – Critical Issues in the Context of Recommended Strategic Option – MARKETING

CRITICAL ISSUESHow is it manifested?Why is it happening? Cause(s)?Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?
MarketingM1
M2
M3
M4
M5

NOT REQUIRED Table 3A – Vertical Causal Analysis

Description of Underlying Cause(Common causes for multiple problems)Critical Issue(s) Addressed(as identified in Table 3)TotalFrequencyPriority and Importance
LowMedHigh
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Additional Issues or Insights which are critical to the success of the organization

OR will critically impact on the success of your recommended strategy

Table 3B – Development of What Need to Be Addressed Statements

1. What Needs to Be Addressed
Implications if not AddressedOpportunities if Addressed
2. What Needs to Be Addressed
Implications if not AddressedOpportunities if Addressed
3. What Needs to Be Addressed
Implications if not AddressedOpportunities if Addressed
4. What Needs to Be Addressed
Implications if not AddressedOpportunities if Addressed
5. What Needs to Be Addressed
Implications if not AddressedOpportunities if Addressed
6. What Needs to Be Addressed
Implications if not AddressedOpportunities if Addressed

Comment – Observations and Conclusions Regarding Diagnosis

Table 4.1 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #1
Alternative #1ProsCons
Alternative #2(Note: Is there another major alternative?)ProsCons
Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.2 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #2
Alternative #1ProsCons
Alternative #2ProsCons
Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.3 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #3
Alternative #1ProsCons
Alternative #2ProsCons
Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.4 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #4
Alternative #1ProsCons
Alternative #2(Note: Is there another major alternative?)ProsCons
Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.5 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #5
Alternative #1ProsCons
Alternative #2ProsCons
Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.6 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #6
Alternative #1ProsCons
Alternative #2ProsCons
Recommendation & Rationale

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail

Recommendations & ST = 0 to 3 months, MT = 3 to 9 monthsSupporting Detail LT = 9 to 15 months, Immediate – 0 to 15 daysTimingPriority(See Note to the Marker)
Rec #1
Rec #1 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed
Rec #2
Rec #2 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail

Recommendations & ST = 0 to 3 months, MT = 3 to 9 monthsSupporting Detail LT = 9 to 15 months, Immediate – 0 to 10 daysTimingPriority
Rec #3
Rec #3 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed
Rec #4
Rec #4 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail

Recommendations & ST = 0 to 3 months, MT = 3 to 9 monthsSupporting Detail LT = 9 to 15 months, Immediate – 0 to 10 daysTimingPriority
Rec #5
Rec #5 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed
Rec #6
Rec #6 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed

NOT REQUIRED Table 1 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (STRATEGY)

Strategy
Strengths/ PositivesINT
OpportunitiesEXT
ThreatsEXT
Problems/Challenges/ WeaknessesINT

NOT REQUIRED Table 1.1 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT)

Finance
Strengths/ PositivesINT
OpportunitiesEXT
ThreatsEXT
Problems/Challenges/ WeaknessesINT

NOT REQUIRED Table 1.2 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (HR MANAGEMENT)

Human Resources
Strengths/ PositivesINT
OpportunitiesEXT
ThreatsEXT
Problems/Challenges/ WeaknessesINT

NOT REQUIRED Table 1.3 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (IT/MGT INFO SYSTEMS)

Information Technology
Strengths/ PositivesINT
OpportunitiesEXT
ThreatsEXT
Problems/Challenges/ WeaknessesINT

NOT REQUIRED Table 1.4 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT)

Operations
Strengths/ PositivesINT
OpportunitiesEXT
ThreatsEXT
Problems/Challenges/ WeaknessesINT

NOT REQUIRED Table 1.5 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (MARKETING MANAGEMENT)

Marketing
Strengths/ PositivesINT
OpportunitiesEXT
ThreatsEXT
Problems/Challenges/ WeaknessesINT
NOT REQUIRED Table 1.6 The Five Forces of Competition in the Industry
Rivalry among Competing Sellers·
Potential Entry of New Competitors·
Competitive Pressures from Substitute Products·
Competitive Pressures from Supplier Bargaining Power and Supplier-Seller Collaboration·
Competitive Pressures from Seller-Buyer Collaboration and Bargaining·
NOT REQUIRED Table 1.7 Industry Key Success Factors
Technological related·
Operations related·
Distribution related·
Marketing related·
Skills related·
Organizational capacity·
Other·
NOT REQUIRED Table 1.8 Industry Prospects and Overall Attractiveness
Factors making the industry attractive·
Factors making the industry unattractive·
Special industry issues/problems·
Profit outlook·
NOT REQUIRED Table 1.9 The Business Environment
OpportunitiesThreats
Political
Economic
Societal/Cultural
Technological