23914 Identify strategic options and produce a strategic plan

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Identify strategic options and produce a strategic plan for an
organisation

Level                               7

Credits                             10

Purpose       People credited with this standard are able to: identify feasible strategic options
              and produce a strategic plan for an organisation.


Subfield                            Business Operations and Development

Domain                              Organisational Direction and Strategy

Status                              Registered

Status date                         26 November 2007

Date version published              26 November 2007

Planned review date                 31 December 2012

Entry information                   Open.

Accreditation                       Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
                                    industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)         NZQA Business and Management

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference                      0113
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1   This unit standard is for people who have responsibility for strategic planning for an
    organisation.

2   Definitions
    Organisation refers to a specific business entity which may be – for profit or non-profit;
    in private, public, or voluntary sectors; a business unit, iwi, or other special purpose
    body.
    A strategic plan may be a documented plan or a statement of strategic intent supported
    by a range of plans.

3   This unit standard will be assessed against on the basis of evidence of demonstrated
    performance in the workplace.




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4     This unit standard builds on the skills and knowledge of other unit standards relating
      to organisational strategic planning such as Unit 9732, Demonstrate knowledge of
      strategic management concepts for organisational planning and development, Unit
      7449, Contribute to organisational strategy development, Unit 7446, Develop,
      implement, and review organisational strategies, strategic policies and plans, Unit
      7443, Develop and communicate organisational purpose, direction, and values, and
      Unit 23912, Conduct an environmental analysis for an organisation. These unit
      standards may usefully be assessed against in conjunction with this unit standard.

5     The environmental analysis in Element 1 may be the one conducted as part of the
      assessment against Unit 23912, Conduct an environmental analysis for an
      organisation, or another environmental analysis. The development of this
      environmental analysis is not necessary for credit for this unit standard.

Elements and performance criteria

Element 1

Identify a strategic option for an organisation.

Performance criteria

1.1         Proposed goals for the strategic plan are developed in consultation with
            stakeholders, in line with stakeholder needs, and with reference to any existing
            strategic plan.

1.2         Strategic options are identified through results of environmental analysis that are
            consistent with the organisation’s purpose, direction and values.

1.3         Feasibility of options is determined in terms of the ability to meet proposed
            organisational goals (developed in performance criterion 1.1), and the most
            feasible options are selected for further analysis in consultation with stakeholders.

            Range         feasibility is determined in terms of costs, benefits, risks;
                          at least two options are selected.

1.4         Preferred strategic option is selected and justified in terms of its ability to meet
            organisational purpose, direction, and values.

Element 2

Produce a strategic plan for the implementation of a strategic option for an organisation.

Performance criteria

2.1         Plan includes the necessary actions, resources, critical outcomes, time scales and
            milestones, and contingency planning required to implement the preferred
            strategic option determined in Element 1.

2.2         Strategic plan is documented and authorised according to organisational
            requirements.



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2.3       Strategic plan is communicated to stakeholders in a manner that encourages
          understanding, commitment and enthusiasm.

Please note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact NZQA National Qualifications Services nqs@nzqa.govt.nz if you wish to
suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.




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