focus on critical analysis of a specific business issue, closely linked to various aspects of Strategic Intelligence.

Format / Layout of Assessment (details of what to include)

Individual Report:

Table of Contents
Synopsis / Executive Summary Introduction
Findings
Conclusion
Recommendations
Reference List
Appendices

 

Assessment instructions

This report requires you to focus on critical analysis of a specific business issue, closely linked to various aspects of Strategic Intelligence.

The purpose of this assignment is to assess your

  • ▪  understanding of concepts/principles of Strategic

All the Intelligence ( Business intelligence , Competitive Intelligence, knowledge Management and Artificial Intelligence)

  • ▪  ability toapply the conceptsandlogicofStrategic

Intelligence in real life situations

  • ▪  ability to develop and support an argument/ position in

strategic management

  • ▪  ability to analyse, critique and think strategically
  • ▪  ability to identify enhancements to strategies, systems and

practices

 

INDIVIDUAL REPORT ASSESSMENT & MARKING GUIDELINES

Choose your own Organisation & Strategic Issues facing it (discuss with me first to ensure suitability).

The organisation could be a business, or it could be a Government department or a not-for-profit (e.g. Charity). It does not have to be Australian, HOWEVER all reference materials (including on-line sources) must be in English.

It is advisable to choose a substantial organisation which has at least 100 employees i.e. NOT an SME. But it could be a local branch of a large multi-national corporation.

You may find it useful to choose an organisation that you are familiar with.

It can also be useful to imagine that you are part of a CEO’s strategic intelligence business unit charged with advising him/her about the chosen issue.

Your report should cover at least the following aspects:

  • identify the main challenges (key strategic issues) faced by

the business or organisation

  • address how senior management could address the

situation

  • identify & determine what analytical tool(s) could assist in

helping to analyse the issues

  • suggest what role an analyst or strategist could play in

working on these issues

  • make recommendations to address or improve the

situation

  • attempt to conclude how successful your proposed solution

would be

Should include (pestle, swot, porter five forces)

Company strategic intelligence (Business intelligence , Competitive Intelligence, knowledge Management and Artificial Intelligence)

•       Intelligence Cycles

•       Process Components

•       Intelligence Approaches

•       Analysis and Analytic Tools

The Strategy Tripod

SI Process Flow Chart

Elements of the Strategic Intelligence Process

•       Potential Problems(The problem types most often encountered in Strategic Plans are commonly termed as

1.       simplistic;

2.       deterministic;

3.       moderately random;

4.       severely random; or

5.        

Elements of the Strategic Intelligence Process

Original Task, Conceptual Model , Problem Definition , Project Planning