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ASTD Management Development Handbook: Innovation for Today's Managers by Lisa Haneberg

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Chapter 9

Managing Scenario Projects

Thomas Chermack, PhD

Editor’s Note

I wanted to have a chapter in this book that explored scenario planning in a way that is useful to managers, because I think that today’s business climate requires us all to get better at it. What is scenario planning? Here’s how Tom Chermack describes it: “Scenario planning is a discipline for building alternative futures in which decisions can be played out for the purposes of changing thinking, improving decision making; fostering individual, team, and organizational learning; and improving performance. Scenario planning differs from strategic planning in that it gives ...

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