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Strategic Futures Planning

Strategic Futures Planning

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Strategic Futures Planning:A Guide for PublicSector Organisations
By Ben Ramalingam and Harry Jones
 
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Acknowledgements..................................................................................................................viiAbout
 
the
 
authors....................................................................................................................viiExecutive
 
summary...................................................................................................................ix
Part
 
I:
 
Futures
 
and
 
Scenario
 
Planning
Chapter
 
1:
 
Introduction.............................................................................................................1
What is futures planning?....................................................................................................1The rise of futures and scenario planning in society...............................................................1The rise of futures planning in corporations: Shell International...............................................2The rise of futures in public sector organisations and government...........................................3Why is futures planning important?.......................................................................................5
Chapter
 
2:
 
Scope
 
and
 
stages
 
of
 
organisational
 
future
 
projects.....................................................9
Breadth and complexity.......................................................................................................9Different modes of thinking................................................................................................10Stages and framework.......................................................................................................11
Chapter
 
3:
 
Choosing
 
futures
 
methodologies.............................................................................15
The importance of methods...............................................................................................15Matching approaches........................................................................................................15Choosing methodologies based on outcomes.....................................................................15Choosing methodologies based on objectives.....................................................................16Choosing methodologies based on information needs.........................................................16Combining approaches.....................................................................................................17
Chapter
 
4:
 
Specific
 
methods....................................................................................................19
Scenarios..........................................................................................................................19Environmental scanning/horizon scanning...........................................................................20Trend and driver analysis...................................................................................................21 Visioning..........................................................................................................................22Backcasting......................................................................................................................23Simulation/gaming............................................................................................................24Delphi technique...............................................................................................................25Cross-impact analysis........................................................................................................26Roadmaps........................................................................................................................27Wild cards........................................................................................................................27Causal Layered Analysis (CLA)............................................................................................28Morphological analysis......................................................................................................28
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