Strategic Foresight Analysis

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  • Strategic Foresight Analysis

Strategic Foresight Analysis

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They say hindsight is 20/20—we say foresight is even better. Learn how to anticipate the unforeseen for a competitive edge and a proactive analytic culture.

The objective of Strategic Foresight Analysis is to generate a solid set of scenarios that can bound the range of plausible alternative futures. It has proven highly effective in helping analysts, decision makers, and policymakers contemplate multiple futures, challenge their assumptions, and anticipate surprise developments by identifying “unknown unknowns.” In this course, students engage in hands-on exercises to apply foresight techniques that help them:

  • Identify key drivers
  • Generate alternative futures or trajectories
  • Develop validated indicators
  • Create action plans for complex issues

Topics and Techniques Explored:

  • Definitions of predictions, forecasting, and foresight
  • A taxonomy of strategic foresight analytic techniques
  • Key Assumption Check
  • Structured Brainstorming
  • Multiple Scenarios Generation
  • Indicators Generation
  • Indicators Validation
  • The Opportunities Incubator™