Overview The intention of the Strategic Management Project is to provide you practical experience with the elements of strategic management. The project is spread across the 5-week period of the course. Weeks 1 4 provide an opportunity to put key terms into practice by appraising the strategic planning elements of Caterpillar Inc. through documentation in the Strategic Management Research Journal. The Week 5 concluding assignment showcases your understanding of strategic management and improvement in the formulation of a presentation to Caterpillar Inc.â€™s leadership team. For purposes of the Strategic Management Project, you will operate as if you are a new hire at the Caterpillar Inc. headquarters in the role of Assistant Strategic Development Analyst. Assistant Strategic Development Analyst Job Description â€¢ Maintain a Strategic Management Research Journal in which you: o Appraise Caterpillar Inc.â€™s corporate data, competitors, and associated business information. o Document background information to include previous and current strategic management of Caterpillar Inc. â€¢ Assess the strengths and weaknesses of strategic management of Caterpillar Inc., based on your analyses, and provide information in a presentation to Caterpillar Inc. leadership. â€¢ Recommend strategic management actions to ensure future success in a presentation to Caterpillar Inc.â€™s leadership team. About Caterpillar Inc. The following is derived from the Caterpillar Inc. website: Caterpillar Inc. is a leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillarâ€™s enterprise strategy focuses on solutions to help customers build a better world and allows the company to deliver profitable growth for their shareholders. The companyâ€™s corporate governance program ensures they serve the interests of stockholders and other stakeholders with the highest standards of responsibility, integrity, and compliance with all laws. Caterpillarâ€™s global presence, product breadth, and financial strength enables the company to be competitive in todayâ€™s global marketplaces.