I am trying to complete BUS499 Integrative Module 5 SLP. Tying Modules 1-5 together to complete Casual Chain. I have 1-4 but I am lost on 5. 

Integration - Causal Chains and Strategy SLP assignment
Can you help with this 2-3 page report?
You've put a lot of work into your analyses of the four perspectives considered in the Balanced Score Card process.  Now it’s time to put it all together!  In this module, you’ll be preparing a report drawing on the SLPs from modules 1-4.  The task is not to simply combine these documents, but to show how the business functions relate to each other and lead to strategic action.
The special trick, which you’ve seen in action in the case, is to construct one or more causal chains that relate the objectives, starting with the most basic level (learning and growth) and leading to the most visible (financial/effect performance).  
Assignment Expectations:
The first step is the construction of a consolidated table summarizing all your objectives, measures, targets, and action initiatives.  This will then enable you to draw the arrows that make up the causal chains implicit in your objectives.  You can find a dandy example to follow here:
BSI (2007) Balance Scorecard Example for the Regional Airline.  Balanced Scorecard Institute. Retrieved from http://www.balancedscorecard.org/Portals/0/PDF/Regional_Airline.pdf
Here’s a form that you may wish to copy and paste into your report and fill in:
 	Objective	Measure	Target	Action
Financial	 	 	 	 
Customer	 	 	 	 
Internal	 	 	 	 
Learning	 	 	 	 
Now you need to examine your causal chain(s) and consider them as statement(s) of organizational goals and the strategy necessary to reach those goals.  
As the remainder of this assignment, supplement the table you just prepared with a 2-3 page report that addresses the following:
Considering causal chains, organizational goals, and strategies, choose either the "is" or "is not" position in the following statement as a thesis statement for constructing a well reasoned 2-3 page argumentative essay:  
The balanced score card approach is (or is not) a useful tool, applicable to most organizations for identifying strategic action plans.  Use the organization you chose for your SLP as an example to support your position. 
In this paper you will need to clearly present your thesis statement.  That is, what is your position statement that you plan to support with your upcoming argument (Hint... provided above in blue)?  The body of your essay should include well reasoned and well supported arguments.  You should finish up with a concluding paragraph which ties your arguments into a convincing and cohesive whole.  











Integration - Causal Chains and Strategy SLP assignment
Can you help with this 2-3 page report?
You've put a lot of work into your analyses of the four perspectives considered in the Balanced Score Card process.  Now it’s time to put it all together!  In this module, you’ll be preparing a report drawing on the SLPs from modules 1-4.  The task is not to simply combine these documents, but to show how the business functions relate to each other and lead to strategic action.
The special trick, which you’ve seen in action in the case, is to construct one or more causal chains that relate the objectives, starting with the most basic level (learning and growth) and leading to the most visible (financial/effect performance).  
Assignment Expectations:
The first step is the construction of a consolidated table summarizing all your objectives, measures, targets, and action initiatives.  This will then enable you to draw the arrows that make up the causal chains implicit in your objectives.  You can find a dandy example to follow here:
BSI (2007) Balance Scorecard Example for the Regional Airline.  Balanced Scorecard Institute. Retrieved from http://www.balancedscorecard.org/Portals/0/PDF/Regional_Airline.pdf
Here’s a form that you may wish to copy and paste into your report and fill in:
 	Objective	Measure	Target	Action
Financial	 	 	 	 
Customer	 	 	 	 
Internal	 	 	 	 
Learning	 	 	 	 
Now you need to examine your causal chain(s) and consider them as statement(s) of organizational goals and the strategy necessary to reach those goals.  
As the remainder of this assignment, supplement the table you just prepared with a 2-3 page report that addresses the following:
Considering causal chains, organizational goals, and strategies, choose either the "is" or "is not" position in the following statement as a thesis statement for constructing a well reasoned 2-3 page argumentative essay:  
The balanced score card approach is (or is not) a useful tool, applicable to most organizations for identifying strategic action plans.  Use the organization you chose for your SLP as an example to support your position. 
In this paper you will need to clearly present your thesis statement.  That is, what is your position statement that you plan to support with your upcoming argument (Hint... provided above in blue)?  The body of your essay should include well reasoned and well supported arguments.  You should finish up with a concluding paragraph which ties your arguments into a convincing and cohesive whole.  











Integration - Causal Chains and Strategy SLP assignment
Can you help with this 2-3 page report?
You've put a lot of work into your analyses of the four perspectives considered in the Balanced Score Card process.  Now it’s time to put it all together!  In this module, you’ll be preparing a report drawing on the SLPs from modules 1-4.  The task is not to simply combine these documents, but to show how the business functions relate to each other and lead to strategic action.
The special trick, which you’ve seen in action in the case, is to construct one or more causal chains that relate the objectives, starting with the most basic level (learning and growth) and leading to the most visible (financial/effect performance).  
Assignment Expectations:
The first step is the construction of a consolidated table summarizing all your objectives, measures, targets, and action initiatives.  This will then enable you to draw the arrows that make up the causal chains implicit in your objectives.  You can find a dandy example to follow here:
BSI (2007) Balance Scorecard Example for the Regional Airline.  Balanced Scorecard Institute. Retrieved from http://www.balancedscorecard.org/Portals/0/PDF/Regional_Airline.pdf
Here’s a form that you may wish to copy and paste into your report and fill in:
 	Objective	Measure	Target	Action
Financial	 	 	 	 
Customer	 	 	 	 
Internal	 	 	 	 
Learning	 	 	 	 
Now you need to examine your causal chain(s) and consider them as statement(s) of organizational goals and the strategy necessary to reach those goals.  
As the remainder of this assignment, supplement the table you just prepared with a 2-3 page report that addresses the following:
Considering causal chains, organizational goals, and strategies, choose either the "is" or "is not" position in the following statement as a thesis statement for constructing a well reasoned 2-3 page argumentative essay:  
The balanced score card approach is (or is not) a useful tool, applicable to most organizations for identifying strategic action plans.  Use the organization you chose for your SLP as an example to support your position. 
In this paper you will need to clearly present your thesis statement.  That is, what is your position statement that you plan to support with your upcoming argument (Hint... provided above in blue)?  The body of your essay should include well reasoned and well supported arguments.  You should finish up with a concluding paragraph which ties your arguments into a convincing and cohesive whole.  












Trident University 

BUS499 BSBA Integrative Project

Term (Winter 2014)

Module 3 SLP 


Dr. Young

13 Feb 2014







Harley Davidson
	





Harley Davidson
		The company’s mission statement is “Customers for life.” Thus, any program to improve corporate success and meet the customer’s needs must encompass that concept. In this paper we will be discussing objectives for improving the organizations internal business process.

Objectives for Improving the Organization's Internal Business Processes
In today’s more challenging and globalized business era, there are various objectives that are set by the business organization in order to improve the current organizational internal business process in an effective and more comprehensive manner. Along with this, it should also be noted down that, a business process improvement is a systematic process or strategy that helps the business firms in optimize its underlying processes to achieve more efficient results (Raynus, 2011).
 In the same manner, the organizational internal business process improvements are an aspect of organizational development (OD) in which a series of actions are taken by a process owner to identify, analyze and improve existing business processes within an organization to meet new goals and objectives such as increasing the profits and performance and reducing costs (Karwowski, 2000).



Objectives


Objective	Evaluation
	Measure	Target	Action

Develop value-added solutions	Examining each and every activity and practices within the organizational process	Satisfying Business Requirements	Implementing effective and innovative technology as well as business strategies
Identify profitable business opportunities	Customer, vendor, employee and Management Satisfaction	Improve marketing & supply chain project management skills	To motivate and retain the talented Harley Davidson staff so that business opportunities can be fulfilled 
To Improve Customer image	Customer Satisfaction	Regular Feedback from the customers 	Offering Harley Davidson customers a Quality product and better services at the lower cost as compare to others



Relationships to other objectives	These objectives have the strong relationship with their organizational objectives. For case, by developing value added solution, an organization would also be able to fulfill its operational as well as strategic objectives in an effective and proper manner. Moreover, the second objective would help the company in achieving strategic competitive advantages over the competitors. This is one of the main objectives of today’s business firm (Salvendy, 2001). By improving customer image, a company can fulfill its marketing, promotional and other objectives effectively. In the same manner, these objectives are directly or indirectly associated with the organizational mission, vision and strategy of the organization. It is because these objectives will help the company in creating the unique work culture within the organization. 











References
http://www.harley-davidson.com. (2014). Retrieved Feb 3, 2014, from Content Pages: http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US/Content/Pages/Company/company.html?locale=en_US&bmLocale=en_US
Karwowski, W. (2000). International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. CRC Press.
Raynus, J. (2011). Improving Business Process Performance: Gain Agility, Create Value, and Achieve Success. USA: CRC Press. .
Salvendy, G. (2001). Handbook of Industrial Engineering: Technology and Operations Management. USA: John Wiley & Sons. .