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Individual Assignment Two: Management Consulting Template  

“Cheekbone Beauty: Building an Indigenous Growth Venture”

–  utilize the Management Consulting Template (no power-point required)

– Place responses directly into the Template provided

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Management Consulting Template

BUSI 640

Student-Consultant Name:

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Date of Template Submission:

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Table of Contents

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(Finance; HR; IT/MIS; POM; Marketing; Other)

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Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 4



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Table 5 – Recommendation Detail # 5



Appendices / Tables

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



Critical

Success

Factors



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



Critical

Success

Factors



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



Critical

Success

Factors



Threats/

Risks



Why is this your recommended Strategic Option?

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

Stakeholders and their positions:



Strategic

Option 1:



Strategic

Option 2:



Strategic

Option 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 Issues

Strategic Option #1

Strategic Option #2

Strategic Option #3

Finance









Marketing









Operations









IT









Human Resources









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

CRITICAL ISSUES



How is it manifested?

Why is it happening? Cause(s)?



1) Why Important? 2) Implications if not dealt with?

Finance

F1



F2



F3



F4



F5



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

CRITICAL ISSUES



How is it manifested?



Why is it happening? Cause(s)?

Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?

Human

Resources

HR1



HR2



HR3



HR4



HR5



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

CRITICAL ISSUES



How is it manifested?



Why is it happening? Cause(s)?

Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?

Info Tech

IT1



IT2



IT3



IT4



IT5



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

CRITICAL ISSUES



How is it manifested?



Why is it happening? Cause(s)?

Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?

Operations

OP1



OP2



OP3



OP4



OP5



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

CRITICAL ISSUES



How is it manifested?



Why is it happening? Cause(s)?

Why Important? Implications if not dealt with?

Marketing

M1



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)

Total

Frequency

Priority and Importance

Low

Med

High

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 Addressed

Opportunities if Addressed

2. What Needs to Be Addressed



Implications if not Addressed

Opportunities if Addressed

3. What Needs to Be Addressed



Implications if not Addressed

Opportunities if Addressed

4. What Needs to Be Addressed

Implications if not Addressed

Opportunities if Addressed

5. What Needs to Be Addressed



Implications if not Addressed

Opportunities if Addressed

6. What Needs to Be Addressed



Implications if not Addressed

Opportunities if Addressed

Comment – Observations and Conclusions Regarding Diagnosis

Table 4.1 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #1



Alternative #1

Pros

Cons

Alternative #2

(Note: Is there another major alternative?)

Pros



Cons



Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.2 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #2



Alternative #1

Pros

Cons

Alternative #2



Pros



Cons



Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.3 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #3



Alternative #1

Pros

Cons

Alternative #2



Pros



Cons



Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.4 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #4



Alternative #1

Pros

Cons

Alternative #2

(Note: Is there another major alternative?)

Pros



Cons



Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.5 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #5



Alternative #1

Pros

Cons

Alternative #2



Pros

Cons

Recommendation & Rationale

Table 4.6 – Evaluation of Alternative Solutions & Recommendation

WNTBA Statement #6



Alternative #1

Pros

Cons

Alternative #2



Pros

Cons

Recommendation & Rationale

Table 5 – Recommendation Detail

Recommendations & ST = 0 to 3 months, MT = 3 to 9 months

Supporting Detail LT = 9 to 15 months, Immediate – 0 to 15 days

Timing

Priority

(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 months

Supporting Detail LT = 9 to 15 months, Immediate – 0 to 10 days

Timing

Priority

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 months

Supporting Detail LT = 9 to 15 months, Immediate – 0 to 10 days

Timing

Priority

Rec #5



Rec #5 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed

Rec #6



Rec #6 – Critical Success Factors & Risks to be Managed

OPTIONAL Table 1 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (STRATEGY)



Strategy



Strengths/ Positives

INT



Opportunities

EXT



Threats

EXT



Problems/

Challenges/ Weaknesses

INT



OPTIONAL Table 1.1 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT)



Finance



Strengths/ Positives

INT



Opportunities

EXT



Threats

EXT



Problems/

Challenges/ Weaknesses

INT



OPTIONAL Table 1.2 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (HR MANAGEMENT)



Human Resources



Strengths/ Positives

INT



Opportunities

EXT



Threats

EXT



Problems/

Challenges/ Weaknesses

INT



OPTIONAL Table 1.3 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (IT/MGT INFO SYSTEMS)



Information Technology



Strengths/ Positives

INT



Opportunities

EXT



Threats

EXT



Problems/

Challenges/ Weaknesses

INT



OPTIONAL Table 1.4 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (PRODUCTION OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT)



Operations



Strengths/ Positives

INT



Opportunities

EXT



Threats

EXT



Problems/

Challenges/ Weaknesses

INT



OPTIONAL Table 1.5 – A SWOT+ Data Gathering Table (MARKETING MANAGEMENT)



Marketing



Strengths/ Positives

INT



Opportunities

EXT



Threats

EXT



Problems/

Challenges/ Weaknesses

INT



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

·

Table 1.9 The Business Environment



Opportunities

Threats

Political

Economic

Societal/Cultural

Technological

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