Business Finance
GCU Management Efficiency & Leadership Qualities Contingency Plan Paper

Grand Canyon University

Question Description

For the Strategic Plan assignment, you will work throughout the course to create a market entry plan (entrepreneurial), a market expansion plan for an existing organization, or a mergers and acquisitions plan that seeks to increase your organization's competitive advantage.

Part 6: Critical Milestones (Topic 7)


Gantt Chart

Refer to Gantt chart resources in the topic readings. Create a Gantt chart that displays 36 months, using the Office Timeline tool or any other tool to produce a Gantt chart. Be sure to include rational 1-36 months

Create a Gantt chart that outlines multiple critical milestones.

Summary

In a 250-300 word summary, address the following:

  • Include rationale for your Gantt chart.
  • Identify one critical risk you could encounter that could prevent you from meeting each of your goal/objectives.
  • Develop a contingency plan for the identified risk. Explain how this could maximize management efficiency and the allocation of resources. What leadership qualities are essential when dealing with the identified critical risk?

Provide three to five sources in your presentation.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

1. Gantt Chart Template Collection

Read "Gantt Chart Template Collection" located on the Office Timeline website.

https://www.officetimeline.com/gantt-chart-template

2. Present Your Data in a Gantt Chart in Excel

Read "Present Your Data in a Gantt Chart in Excel," located on the Microsoft Office support website.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Present-your-data-in-a-Gantt-chart-in-Excel-F8910AB4-CEDA-4521-8207-F0FB34D9E2B6


RUBRIC

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Strategic Plan Part 6: Critical Milestones

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Unsatisfactory
0.00%

2
Less than Satisfactory
74.00%

3
Satisfactory
79.00%

4
Good
87.00%

5
Excellent
100.00%

100.0 %Content

25.0 %Gantt Chart: Presentation of Content

Content is incomplete or omits most of the requirements stated in the assignment criteria.

The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Includes some persuasive information.

The presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization or in their relationships to each other.

The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information exhibiting a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Includes persuasive information from reliable sources.

The content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The chart reflects a level of comprehensive strategic thought and planning in order to minimize surprises and false starts in implementing the plan.

20.0 %Summary: Rationale

Rationale for your Gantt chart is not included.

Rationale for your Gantt chart is included but not cover all 36 months. The rationale is unclear or inconsistent with strategic plan (vision).

Rationale for your Gantt chart is included. The rationale is clear, but inconsistent with strategic plan (vision). Some subject knowledge is evident.

Rationale for your Gantt chart is included. The rationale is clear, and most of the elements of the planning align with all issues necessary to fully realize the strategic plan (vision). Subject knowledge is competent.

The rationale for your Gantt chart is included. The rationale is clear, and the elements of the planning align with all issues necessary to fully realize the strategic plan (vision). Subject knowledge is competent. Rationale demonstrates comprehensive subject knowledge and understanding.

20.0 %Summary: Critical Risk

Critical risks that could prevent you from meeting each of your goals/objectives are not included.

Critical risks that could prevent you from meeting each of your goals/objectives are included, however, do not seem to be relevant to the success of the strategic plan.

Critical risks that could prevent you from meeting each of your goals/objectives are included, and address problems that may arise. The identified critical risks are somewhat the most critical risks. Some subject knowledge is evident.

Critical risks that could prevent you from meeting each of your goals/objectives are included, and address problems that may arise. The identified critical risks are the most critical risks. Subject knowledge is competent.

Critical risks are included and address problems that may arise including the importance of contingency planning. The identified critical risks are the most critical risks. The identified critical risks include applicable insight and demonstrates comprehensive subject knowledge and understanding.

20.0 %Summary: Contingency Planning

A contingency plan for the identified risk is not include nor an explanation of how this could maximize management efficiently and the allocation of resources. Essential leadership qualities needed to deal with identified risk are not included.

A contingency plan is included for the identified risk with an explanation of how this could maximize management efficiently and the allocation of resources. Essential leadership qualities needed to deal with identified risk are included in the context of how to manage the identified critical risk. Explanation do not seem to be relevant to the success of the strategic plan.

A contingency plan is included for the identified risk with an explanation of how this could maximize management efficiently and the allocation of resources. Essential leadership qualities needed to deal with identified risk are included in the context of how to manage the identified critical risk. Explanation is relevant to the success of the strategic plan but contains some gaps/detail.

A contingency plan is included for the identified risk with an explanation of how this could maximize management efficiently and the allocation of resources. Essential leadership qualities needed to deal with identified risk are included in the context of how to manage the identified critical risk. Explanation is relevant to the success of the strategic plan with few areas that could be improved upon.

A contingency plan is included for the identified risk with an explanation of how this could maximize management efficiently and the allocation of resources. Essential leadership qualities needed to deal with identified risk are included in the context of how to manage the identified critical risk. The explanation include applicable insight and demonstrates comprehensive subject knowledge and understanding.

5.0 %Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)

Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.

Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.

Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.

The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.

The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.

5.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

Sources are not documented.

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Slide errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader.

Slides are largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present.

Writer is clearly in control of standard, written, academic English.

100 %Total Weightage

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Final Answer

Attached.

Running head: STRATEGIC PLAN

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Strategic Plan
Name
Institution

STRATEGIC PLAN

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Strategic Plan

The Gantt chart is essential as it helps in the scheduling of the tasks and the analysis of
the projects given a specific deadline. The analysis of the individual tasks is crucial as it helps in
the creation of different steps that are important in the management of the project and in the case,
the analysis of the merging steps. The duration of the project is thirty-six months, and this is
important in the assessment of the steps necessary in the delivery of the merging process. The
complexity of the project is identified, and this helps in the estimation of change and the
concentration on the different tasks that increase the completion of the project (Kumar, 2005).
With the Gantt chart, there is monitoring of the progress of the project, and this helps in
increasing the success rate of the project.
The update of the chart is essential as there is a projection of the completion of the
project and the path that the organization should take to enhance the success of the project. The
chart shows the dependency of the tasks and the role that each task has in the enhancement of the
delivery measures. There is focus on the activities and the duration that it t...

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