a) Explain the role of strategic performance management in strategic planning and control.
b) Discuss the role of performance measurement in checking progress towards the corporate objectives.
c) Compare planning and control between the strategic and operational levels within a business entity.
d) Discuss the scope for potential conflict between strategic business plans and short-term localised decisions.
e) Evaluate how models such as SWOT analysis, PEST, Boston Consulting Group, balanced scorecard, Porter’s generic strategies and 5 Forces may assist in the performance management process.
f) Apply and evaluate the methods of benchmarking performance.
g) Evaluate how risk and uncertainty play an important role in long-term strategic planning and decision- making, including the impact of the different risk appetites of stakeholders.