HBR simulation - Delta/signal Balanced Scorecard Simulation
In this simulation, you'll experience the benefits and challenges of using a scorecard to implement strategic initiatives and monitor a firm’s performance. At the end, each team’s company will be purchased by a private investor.
You are the CEO of Delta/Signal company. You will select among four firm strategies and then design a strategy map and balanced scorecard to assist in the firm’s strategy implementation and performance evaluation. Students will spend eight periods (four game years) implementing their chosen strategy by choosing initiatives to fund within the limits of budget constraints. Successful companies will choose initiatives that are both consistent with their chosen strategy and effective.
This simulation will be used in week 5 and week 6. For this week, you will be responsible for years 1 and 2 of the simulation.
Simulation Year 1 & 2 Debrief:
Students will create a strategy and implementation plan for Delta/Signal. Upon completion of 4 periods in years 1 & 2, you will write a debrief paper reflecting on the 4 rounds of the simulation. In order to prepare, analyze, and discuss your strategy, and discuss the contextual nature of change. Your debrief will describe your plan and explain the results of that week’s round of the simulation, using topics found in the Week 5 module.
You will be graded upon completion of the simulation each week, in combination with the synopsis submission. You are not graded on the success of the run, but on your understanding of the implementation process and the analysis of your results. This paper should be no more than 2 pages in APA format.