Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions with your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Review the Industry Conditions Report and CapStone Courier found in the Reports section of the left hand menu in the CapSim simulation. Also, review the CapStone Team Member Guide. Based on your initial review of the CAPSIM Capstone Business Simulation, what have you have identified as the key business issues that will impact your company? Prepare to discuss this issue with the other members of your team.
Your discussion should include the following:
- Discuss the current situation in the CapSim simulation and the recent changes to the industry and competitive environment.
- What competitive challenge is faced by your company? What are the opportunities and threats (Pettus, Ch. 4)?
- Applying the business level strategies discussed in Pettus, Chapter 4, and market segment strategies discussed on page 24 of the Team Member Guide, explore possible strategic directions for your company and various sensor products. Reading and responding to the posts of your teammates is highly recommended.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding important concepts to further explore. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What additional insights or alternative perspectives can you offer your colleague?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
CAPSIM. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.capsim.com