Module 04 Course Project – Presenting your Technology Choices
We’ve learned how big of an advantage that technology can be in today’s business environment. Every major strategic management goal will make use of multiple types of technology during implementation. In this assignment, you will need to create a presentation for the upper management at your chosen course project business. The presentation will focus on suggesting two pieces of technology that you feel are essential to the implementation of your chosen strategic management goal. This presentation will be in PowerPoint and requires the recording of audio. Below is a detailed breakdown of what should be included in the presentation. Remember that presentations need to engage the audience through visual and auditory means. Use PowerPoint’s features to accomplish this.
- Create a title slide.
- Summarize the goal you are trying to accomplish and the value it will bring to the business.
- Identify two pieces of technology that you believe are essential to you accomplishing your chosen strategic management goal.
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of each technology?
- Why is each of these pieces of technology important to the implementation and execution of your chosen goal?
- Provide research that supports your technology choices.
- Cite a minimum of 1 scholarly source.
- Include a final APA works cited slide.
- Format the presentation so that it’s engaging and employs advanced formatting features such as templates, transitions, charts, or video.
- Use the “Audio” feature under the “Insert” tab in PowerPoint to record the audio for the presentation.
- It’s important to be informative while still being persuasive. Focus on explaining the use of the technology and the value that the technology will bring to the business if used correctly.
*A note about scholarly and credible sources: Scholarly sources are peer reviewed or published in a recognized scholarly source, like a journal or a university publisher. You will find these through the Rasmussen Online Library. Credible sources are reliable, accurate, and trustworthy. These sources are written by authors respected in their fields of study (all scholarly sources are credible sources). You want to identify sources where the author of the article is listed, if they’ve referenced other information, the sources should be cited so that you can check for accuracy and support for what they have written. Wikipedia is not considered a credible source. For more information on credible sources, please visit the Rasmussen Online Library.
Module 04 Course Project – Mapping Strategic Goals
The stage is set for your strategic goal to become a reality. Before that can happen, you’ll need to think through and map out the tasks within the project. This assignment will focus on planning out the individual aspects of the project using the project management tools that you’ve previously learned. You will be able to use Word or Excel for this assignment. (Choose whichever you’re more familiar with.) It’s important to think through the goal you’re trying to accomplish and how you’ll reach it. The more detailed you can be with your tasks, the smoother the project management cycle will go. Your submission this week should accomplish the following:
- Create a basic chart that lists out at least 8 tasks required to complete your chosen strategic management goal and estimates on how long each will take to complete.
- Create a Gantt chart using the tasks listed in the previous chart.
- Create a network diagram using the tasks listed out in the previous chart.
- Analyze your created Gantt chart and network diagram. Identify two potential issues that may be a cause for concern when the project gets underway.