swot analysis homework 2

Our problem: How might we educate kids at a young age on the importance of gender equailty to change the social norms for the next generation.

Our Solution: combine the extra-curriculum activities where both boys and girls can play the same games, join the same club, and build mix teams.

You will turn in a document that has these FIVE elements, in this order:

  1. Top of the page: Your name and group number.
  2. The problem your group agreed to solve in your first meeting in class. Label it: Our Problem
  3. The solution your group all agreed while brainstorming in class last week. NOTE, I will not accept any solution of your own, that isn’t what YOUR GROUP agreed on! Label it: Our Solution
  4. Your SWOT analysis. Label it: SWOT Analysis
  5. Your revised solution that solves the issues raised in your Weaknesses and Threats. Label it: My Revised Solution

EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUR HOMEWORK SHOULD LOOK LIKE

I will be looking for no less than this amount of text for each area. Notice that each of the SWOT elements has thoughtful, detailed explanations. Notice how thought out and detailed the revised solution is.

PART 1:

Analyze your final idea idea for solving the problem your group brainstormed in class using the SWOT analysis technique. For this assignment, analyze the solution and list ten items under each of these four categories:

  • Ten strengths
  • Ten weaknesses
  • Ten opportunities
  • Ten threats

Be sure to number your SWOT elements, 1–10 under each category.

READ THIS ENTIRE ASSIGNMENT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EACH OF THESE SWOT CATEGORIES MEANS!

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PART 2:

Your group came up with a solution to your problem during discussions in class. Now that you’ve analyzed it using SWOT, you need to FIX the problems you uncovered in the Weaknesses and Threats sections.

Write a REVISED idea (use at least TEN sentences) that SOLVES all of the problematic issues that you uncovered in your SWOT analysis.

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Explanations of individual elements in SWOT:

Strengths and Weaknesses:

These are internal to an organization, and elements you can control.

  • Strengths: Good things about your idea. Characteristics of your idea that give it an advantage over other ideas. This is why you feel your idea will work to solve the problem. Be specific. Don’t just say, “It will stop get people moving.”
  • Weaknesses (or Limitations): Challenges or characteristics that put your solution at a disadvantage. For example, you might be saying that a certain technology would be used, but if that technology doesn’t quite exist yet, that’s a major weakness. Or it will be expensive to implement, so where will that money come from? You need to be able to answer these.

Opportunities and Threats

These are external influences, probably beyond your control.

  • Opportunities: What are some positive things that might result when you implement your idea? Think of the “ripple effect” where your solution causes other things to happen. Anticipate these. Who else might benefit? For instance, how might your idea be expanded on by others, or help out in other situations. How might you expand on your idea more broadly?
  • Threats: What external forces are out there that might sink your cool new idea? For instance, I came up with a line of construction-related children’s books that were quite popular for awhile (I sold 100,000 copies), but my sales flattened instantly when a program called Bob the Builder arrived in America from England onto Nickelodeon. I had never heard of Bob the Builder, a real threat to my success!! What could derail your idea?

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