After studying the Week 1 Lecture, prepare the following activities in your own words:
    1. Do the exercise “Be the Manager” on page 33 (6ed), or page 29 (9e in PDF).

    2. As you know, there are relevant “2019 top Trends in Management”. There is a trend related to “Analytics”, and it is a good time to check whether your company is a “potential candidate” for developing an “Analytics Culture.” Follow the instructions below:
    1. Review the material posted in Course Document Link under the “Analytics” item.
    2. Open the Analytics Survey posted in the Analytics item (Course document link), assess your company through the analytics components, and then analyze the results.
    3. List the weaknesses and strengths found in your company given by the analytics components covered by the survey.
    4. Select one weakness that impedes to embrace the “Analytics” by your company and prepare an implementation plan to eliminate that weakness and then move on analytic philosophy. In order to be consistent with the implementation plan content, there are some examples of this kind of plan in the Course Document Link under the Implementation plan item. Read them and pick the one that satisfies you the most, and then prepare the exercise based on that one.

    3. After studying chapter 9, do the exercise “Building Management Skills” on page 309 (page 273 of 9ed. PDF). Look at Figure 9.2. Based on the outcomes of this exercise, identify one weakness (or problem) after applying the Value Chain Analysis, and prepare an implementation plan to solve the problem.
    This exercise is an oral assignment. The oral component is a professional presentation by using PowerPoint based on the material recommended by the instructor (see Course document link). It is recommended one slide per question/answer, and 10 minutes length. Be creative and use the resources you consider to enhance your presentation. (Attached to find the rubrics to be used to assess your professional skills in oral presentations).

    4. Find a current and relevant article to you from any business magazine (use for this exercise) and write a 300-words comment about its content. Post the comment in Week 1 discussion board link. Read discussion question instructions and classmates’ contributions. Before posting, please, read “Weekly discussion instructions” and “Discussion board grading policy” in the Syllabus Tap.
    Expected Outcome:
    Submit the written assignment based on exercises 1, and 2. The written assignment must be sent through the Turnitin link, shown below, in one document. Do not include the questions in your submission; only include your answers to avoid having a high percentage of similarity with external sources. Please, check carefully the originality of your submission. It must be 100% original.
    Submit the PowerPoint presentation for exercise 3 through the “course message center” as an attached document. If you cannot attend the live session, videotape your oral presentation, and submit it through the “course message” link as an attached document. After the class, the videotaped presentations will be posted in course documents for student review and feedback. This will count as class participation.
    Post exercise 4 in the week 1 discussion board question.

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