Unit 2: Assignment
Following your discussion this week, you are going to explore the strategy of the organization
that you have selected and then evaluate the connection to the selected process.
For this Assignment, write a 4–6 page paper (not including title page or references, double
spaced) that includes the following components (use the subheadings below):
Part I – Organization’s strategy (1-1.5 pages)
Briefly describe the following elements regarding your selected organization:
4. Implementation strategy. (Use the model by Treacy and Wiersma in Chapter 13 and
identify which one of the three strategic options fits the company’s approach the best,
5. Key differentiators of the organization (What makes this organization different than its
Part II – Alignment of the process to the company strategy (1-1.5 pages)
Based on the concepts in Chapter 13, evaluate how well the process you selected supports the
1. Strategic choice (Based on #1–4 above.)
2. Core competencies (Based on #5 above.)
3. Identify some general areas for improvement in the selected process to make it better
aligned with company strategy.
References – List all your research sources, in APA format (see the Kaplan Writing Center for
information on APA formatting).
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Compose your Assignment as a Microsoft Word document and save it as Username-MT400-
Assignment-Unit#.docx (Example: TAllen-MT400 Assignment-Unit 2.docx). Submit your file
by selecting the Unit 2: Assignment Dropbox by the end of Unit 2.
Grading note: In the grading rubric below, you will see a section on analysis and critical
thinking. The points in this section will partly be based on your ability to apply the concepts
discussed in your Assignment to the specific circumstances and details of the
process/organization you selected. Writing in general terms without applying the concepts and analyzing your specific project may get you points in the content section, but you will lose points
in the analysis section.