Scenario based Strategic Planning Book

Scenario based Strategic Planning


  • Author : Burkhard Schwenker
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9783658028756

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Scenario based Strategic Planning Excerpt :

In a world characterized by increasing complexity and volatility, managers must be able to flexibly adapt their strategies to changing environmental conditions. Traditional strategic management frameworks often fail in this context. Therefore, we present "scenario-based strategic planning" as a framework for strategic management in an uncertain world. Previous approaches to scenario planning were complex and focused on the long term, but the approach developed by Roland Berger and the Center for Strategy and Scenario Planning at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is different. By designing appropriate tools and integrating scenario planning into strategic planning, we have made our approach less complex and easier for firms to apply. We illustrate the approach with examples from different industries.

Scenario Based Strategy Book

Scenario Based Strategy


  • Author : Mr Paul de Ruijter
  • Publisher : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-06-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472437198

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Scenario Based Strategy Excerpt :

We need strategy. The world is changing, the future uncertain. What is required is vision: What might the future bring? Where is our business going? What are our fundamental business values? This book is a manual for all those who want to apply strategy in organisations. It is intended for everyone who wants to put the future on the agenda, to look beyond the short term and beyond mere profit. It describes in practical terms the eight questions we must continually discuss in order to pursue a future-proof strategy in a dynamic and uncertain world: mission, trends, scenarios, options, vision, roadmap, action and monitoring. If you are dissatisfied with an approach to strategy based on simple backward looking analysis, management controls and problems solving after the fact, but would like to make a positive contribution to thinking about the future, Scenario-based Strategy offers the instruments to turn your intention into practice. The text provides examples from commercial to government and trade organizations; showing how others have undertaken future explorations and how they used these explorations to create a dynamic strategy. Paul de Ruijter has a deep insight into the theory, alongside practical experience working with some of the most highly regarded and resilient organizations. The result is a rich combination of methodology and practical, engaging examples that shows you how to go about creating an agenda for the future.

Strategic Reframing Book

Strategic Reframing


  • Author : Angela Wilkinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198745693

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Strategic Reframing Excerpt :

Traditional strategy assumes stability and predictability. Today's world is better characterised by turbulence, uncertainty, novelty and ambiguity - conditions that contribute disruptive changes and trigger the search for new ways of coping. This book aims to become the premier guide on how to do scenario planning to support strategy and public policy. Co-authored by three experts in the field, the book presents The Oxford Scenario Planning Approach (OSPA). The approach is both intellectually rigorous and practical. Methodological choices and theoretical aspects in practice are detailed in reference to the relevant literatures and grounded in 6 case studies the authors have been involved with. The book makes several contributions to the field, centred on how learning with scenario planning is supported by re-framing and re-perception; how this iterative process can be embedded in corporate or government settings, and how it helps those that it supports to do well in today's world. The book is written in an accessible style and will be a useful introductory text as well as a useful guide for the more experienced scenario planning practitioner and scholar.

Scenario Planning Book

Scenario Planning


  • Author : Woody Wade
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-03-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118170151

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Scenario Planning Excerpt :

Is your business ready for the future? Scenario planning is a fascinating, yet still underutilized, business tool that can be of immense value to a company's strategic planning process. It allows companies to visualize the impact that a portfolio of possible futures could have on their competitiveness. It helps decision-makers see opportunities and threats that could emerge beyond their normal planning horizon. Scenario Planning serves as a guide to taking a long-term look at your business, your industry, and the world, posing thoughtful questions about the possible consequences of some current (and possible future) trends. This book will help you: Outline (and help you prepare for) any trends that could play out in the future that could change the political, social, and economic landscapes and significantly impact your business Explore the impact of technological advances and the emergence of new competitors to your business Examine challenges that are only dimly recognizable as potential problems today This visual book will help you answer this question: Is my organization ready for every possibility?

Foundations of Scenario Planning Book

Foundations of Scenario Planning


  • Author : Thomas J Chermack
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-02-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317279402

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Foundations of Scenario Planning Excerpt :

Pierre Wack was head of scenario planning at Royal Dutch / Shell Oil in London for just over ten years. He died in 1997. He was a pioneer of what we know today as scenario planning – an alternative and complement to strategic planning. Scenarios explore a variety of possible futures for examining decisions in organizational planning. Pierre was a unique man with interests in Indian and Japanese cultures and traditions. He travelled extensively and led a unique life that involved long periods of visiting gurus in India and extended sabbaticals in Japan. His experiences with Eastern thought no doubt shaped his ability to evolve the scenario method at Shell, and as a result he was able to lead a team that foresaw the oil crises of the 1970’s and 80’s. This new volume will cover the basic context of his life timeline and attach it to the development of his thinking about scenario planning over the course of his career. After his death, Wack’s materials, papers and documents were collected by Napier Collyns and have recently been made available at the University of Oxford where the Pierre Wack Memorial Library has been established. These documents contain a variety of clues and stories that reveal more about who Pierre Wack was, how he thought and will provide details about scenario planning that have never been seen or published. They also reveal a curious man and include a timeline written by his wife, Eve, which details their relationship over the course of 40 years. Written for management and business historians and researchers, this book will uncover unseen contributions by a scenario planning pioneer shaped by significant events in his personal life that helped him to see the world differently.

Scenario driven Planning Book

Scenario driven Planning


  • Author : Nicholas C. Georgantzas
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X002675728

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Scenario driven Planning Excerpt :

Offers a new management technology for strategy design under conditions of uncertainty.

Scenario Planning Book

Scenario Planning


  • Author : M. Lindgren
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2002-12-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230511620

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Scenario Planning Excerpt :

Recent research in the field of business strategy has shown that strategic flexibility can be achieved through a scenario planning perspective for long term competition and performance. The authors have drawn upon examples and cases to develop a new model for scenario planning that is closely integrated with strategy. They argue that the concept of scenario planning is as much an art as a practical management tool.

The Scenario planning Handbook Book

The Scenario planning Handbook


  • Author : Bill Ralston
  • Publisher : South-Western Pub
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0096824107

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The Scenario planning Handbook Excerpt :

The newest technique for strategic planning and execution, scenario planning is the only technique that takes into account the many uncertainties that are the reality of today's world. The central theme of SCENARIO PLANNING HANDBOOK is that this uncertainty and discontinuous change characterizing the marketplace make it mandatory that companies change the way they think about and plan for the future. Scenario-based strategy both confronts and deals with uncertainty and leads to a strategy that is focused but resilient, specific but flexible. Extremely practical, this detailed handbook for developing and using scenarios guides readers step by step through the sequence and intricacies of a scenario project. It explains what scenarios are and are not, why they are needed, as well as their uses and benefits. It also deals with cultural and organizational changes that an organization must undertake to maximize the benefits of scenario-based planning. This resourceful handbook is an excellent resource for CEOs, COOs, and general managers responsible for long-term strategy development.

Transformative Scenario Planning Book

Transformative Scenario Planning


  • Author : Adam Kahane
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609944902

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Transformative Scenario Planning Excerpt :

Getting Unstuck People who are trying to solve tough economic, social, and environmental problems often find themselves frustratingly stuck. They can’t solve their problems in their current context, which is too unstable or unfair or unsustainable. They can’t transform this context on their own—it’s too complex to be grasped or shifted by any one person or organization or sector. And the people whose cooperation they need don’t understand or agree with or trust them or each other. Transformative scenario planning is a powerful new methodology for dealing with these challenges. It enables us to transform ourselves and our relationships and thereby the systems of which we are a part. At a time when divisions within and among societies are producing so many people to get stuck and to suffer, it offers hope—and a proven approach—for moving forward together.

Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions Book

Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions


  • Author : Robert Goodspeed
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1558444009

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Scenario Planning for Cities and Regions Excerpt :

""Describes the emerging use of collaborative scenario planning practices in urban and regional planning, and includes case studies, an overview of digital tools, and a project evaluation framework. Concludes with a discussion of how scenarios can be used to address urban inequalities. Intended for a broad audience"--Provided by the publisher"--

Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies Book

Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies


  • Author : Erica Olsen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118077771

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Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies Excerpt :

Think and act strategically every time In today's business environment, strategic planning stresses the importance of making decisions that will ensure an organization's ability to successfully respond to changes in the environment and plan for sustainable viability. Providing practical, field-tested techniques and a complete 6-phase plan, Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies shows you how to make strategy a habit for all organizations, no matter the size, type, or resource constraints. Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies is for companies of all types and sizes looking to build and sustain a competitive edge, set up an ongoing process for market assessment and trend analysis, and develop a vision for future growth. This revised edition includes: new and updated content on planning for both the short and the long-term; crucial information on succession planning; help preparing for the unexpected using scenario planning and agile strategy; strategies for implementing change and integrating strategic plans successfully by involving all staff members; and more. The supplementary CD lays out a comprehensive, 6-phase, step-by-step program, complete with downloadable spreadsheets, charts, checklists, video links, and more Provides value for any business or entrepreneur looking to improve efficiency, focus, and competitive edge Includes practical, field-tested techniques Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies gives today's business owners and upper-level management the tools and information they need to think and act strategically in order to more effectively weather current economic storms while planning for future growth.

Scenario Based Strategy Book

Scenario Based Strategy


  • Author : Paul de Ruijter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317059295

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Scenario Based Strategy Excerpt :

We need strategy. The world is changing, the future uncertain. What is required is vision: What might the future bring? Where is our business going? What are our fundamental business values? This book is a manual for all those who want to apply strategy in organisations. It is intended for everyone who wants to put the future on the agenda, to look beyond the short term and beyond mere profit. It describes in practical terms the eight questions we must continually discuss in order to pursue a future-proof strategy in a dynamic and uncertain world: mission, trends, scenarios, options, vision, roadmap, action and monitoring. If you are dissatisfied with an approach to strategy based on simple backward looking analysis, management controls and problems solving after the fact, but would like to make a positive contribution to thinking about the future, Scenario-based Strategy offers the instruments to turn your intention into practice. The text provides examples from commercial to government and trade organizations; showing how others have undertaken future explorations and how they used these explorations to create a dynamic strategy. Paul de Ruijter has a deep insight into the theory, alongside practical experience working with some of the most highly regarded and resilient organizations. The result is a rich combination of methodology and practical, engaging examples that shows you how to go about creating an agenda for the future.

Scenario based Strategic Planning Book

Scenario based Strategic Planning


  • Author : Burkhard Schwenker
  • Publisher : Springer Gabler
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 3658028769

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Scenario based Strategic Planning Excerpt :

In a world characterized by increasing complexity and volatility, managers must be able to flexibly adapt their strategies to changing environmental conditions. Traditional strategic management frameworks often fail in this context. Therefore, we present "scenario-based strategic planning" as a framework for strategic management in an uncertain world. Previous approaches to scenario planning were complex and focused on the long term, but the approach developed by Roland Berger and the Center for Strategy and Scenario Planning at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is different. By designing appropriate tools and integrating scenario planning into strategic planning, we have made our approach less complex and easier for firms to apply. We illustrate the approach with examples from different industries.

Scenario Planning in Organizations Book

Scenario Planning in Organizations


  • Author : Thomas J. Chermack
  • Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1605094137

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Scenario Planning in Organizations Excerpt :

Scenario planning helps organization leaders, executives and decision-makers envision and develop strategies for multiple possible futures instead of just one. It enables organizations to become resilient and agile, carefully calibrating their responses and adapting quickly to new circumstances in a fast-changing environment. This book is the most comprehensive treatment to date of the scenario planning process. Unlike existing books it offers a thorough discussion of the evolution and theoretical foundations of scenario planning, examining its connections to learning theory, decision-making theory, mental model theory and more. Chermack emphasizes that scenario planning is far more than a simple set of steps to follow, as so many other practice-focused books do—he addresses the subtleties and complexities of planning. And, unique among scenario planning books, he deals not just with developing different scenarios but also with applying scenarios once they have been constructed, and assessing the impact of the scenario project. Using a case study based on a real scenario project Chermack lays out a comprehensive five phase scenario planning system—project preparation, scenario exploration, scenario development, scenario implementation and project assessment. Each chapter describes specific techniques for gathering and analyzing relevant data with a particular emphasis on the use of workshops to encourage dialogue. He offers a scenario project worksheet to help readers structure and manage scenario projects as well as avoid common pitfalls, and a discussion, based in recent neurological findings, of how scenario planning helps people to overcome barriers to creative thinking. “This book is about action and performance. Compelling and thoroughly researched, it offers every business executive a playbook for including uncertainty in the organizational change process and driving competitive advantage”. -- Tim Reynolds, Vice President, Talent and Organization Effe

Process based Strategic Planning Book

Process based Strategic Planning


  • Author : Rudolf Grünig
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-06-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540685838

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Process based Strategic Planning Excerpt :

Useful manual for managers of strategy management projects. Presents and illustrates methods and tools of strategic planning. The approach explained contains detailed recommendations and examples. Previous edition has sold 900 copies world wide since its release in 2002.