A SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool that is used to assess the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats involved in an organization, business or a project. A SWOT analysis is particularly useful in identifying both internal and external factors that are essential in decision-making.
These three steps are typically used in constructing a SWOT analysis:
The following chart is a sample SWOT analysis:
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