Now that your outline and annotated bibliography are complete, the next step for your team is to collaborate to create a solution plan. You will direct your solution plan towards the senior management of your company. It should be between 6 and 8 pages long and is to include the following:
A brief overview of your selected company.
The principal challenge impacting the organization. Please note that it is important that your challenge is quantifiable based on your research.
The likely cause of the challenge and how other companies have addressed the same or similar issue. This form of benchmarking adds considerable influence to your preferred solution.
The direct effects the problem creates (be sure the effects are measurable).
The individuals that are or could be impacted by the problem.
A comprehensive, direct, measurable multi-step solution plan that will address and resolve your challenge.
The goals and objectives that your solution plan will address.
How you will communicate your plan.
A detailed measurement plan that will assess the metrics or criteria you are proposing to determine the effectiveness of your solution plan.
The following resources provide you with examples of a solution plan, sometimes known as a strategy or action plan, and a measurement plan:
4 Examples of a Strategy Plan (Links to an external site.)
3 Examples of an Action Plan (Links to an external site.)
A Simple Plan for Measuring the Marketing Effectiveness of Content (Links to an external site.)
A draft of your solution plan is due by the end of this module. Your team leader will be responsible for submitting the team draft. Your final solution plan is due in Module 7 and will be assessed using the Final Solution Plan Rubric.
This activity is not graded but is required. Your instructor will provide you with feedback in Module 6, where you will collaborate with your team and incorporate the feedback to finalize your solution plan. Please reach out to your instructor if you have any questions.