Unit 5 IP

Key Assignment Final Draft
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 3 to 4 pages in length.
Create document in Word that contains the following elements:

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Title page 
Course number and name 
Project name 
Your name 
Table of contents  

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) 

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. 

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) 

Analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for  the case study organization that are related to its present information  systems environment. 
Assess the forces that are presently governing competition for the case study organization. 
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. 

Information Systems Business Case (Week 3 IP) 

Based on the information contained in the Business Systems Plan and  the Strategic Information Systems Assessment, write an IT strategy  statement that details the following:  

Critical success factors for the IT manager 
A general strategy for how the IT department will determine  congruence between the goals of the IT department and the goals and  objectives of the case study organization 
A general strategy for how the IT department will support the goals and objectives of the case study organization 

Strategic Business Plan (Week 4 IP) 

Executive summary 
Marketing analysis  

You should identify a target market. 
You should establish a strategy for acquiring a customer base. 

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis 
Financial statements 
Summary of the relevance of Porter’s five factors 

Project Management Plan (Week 5 IP) 

See the section for New Content below. 

All sources should be cited using in-text references and in the References section using APA format.
New Content
Your company has purchased the smaller company that was discussed in  the Phase 1 and Phase 4 Individual Projects. Your input was greatly  valued. Senior management believes that you have a firm grasp on how to  handle the new business; therefore, you have been assigned the role of  project manager.
Your boss has asked you to write a Project Management Plan. Your plan should contain the following sections:

Monitoring and Controlling 

In addition, your plan should touch upon the following components:

Human resources 
Stakeholder management 
Risk management 

These components should be worked into the sections of your assignment noted above.


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