Throughout this course, you will conduct a strategy audit for a selected company. Begin this assignment by selecting an organization for your course project activities.
In this module, you will assess the product portfolio of your selected business unit by analyzing the value proposition, market position, and competitive advantage of its products and services.
Part I: Interview
To gain an understanding of your selected business unit’s market position, value proposition, and competitive advantage, conduct at least one interview with a mid-level or senior manager.
Use the interview to solicit the manager’s perception of his or her business unit’s product portfolio. Be sure to discuss the points of analysis listed below in Part II of this assignment.
Part II: Analysis
Based on the information gathered from the interview, analyze the product portfolio of your selected business unit. In your analysis, identify the business unit of your company and the product(s) and service(s) on which you will focus.
Make sure to include the following points in your analysis:
Include appropriate information from the interview in support of your answer.
Part III: Matrix
In comparing your product/service to that of the competition, construct a simple matrix in the following way:
This is a simple but effective visual mechanism for comparing the relative position of multiple offerings from competing sources.
Write a 3-page paper in Word format and attach the matrix as an appendix.
Apply APA standards to citation of sources.