Scenario Planning Toolkit

To help clarify some of the long term issues and to provide a context to support decision making, the Foresight Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (IIS) project produced four possible scenarios that explore uncertainties about the future of intelligent infrastructure systems:

  • future scientific capabilities
  • technological developments
  • the role of business and Government
  • social attitudes

The scenarios are not an attempt to predict what will happen or to suggest what the preferred future might be; they are stories which suggest various possible, even extreme, outcomes.  They are designed to stimulate thought, to spell out some of the opportunities and threats we might face in the future and to inform today's decisions.  Full details of the scenarios can be used to judge the risks and opportunities of policy relating to the future management of intelligent infrastructure.

The toolkit provides policymakers and other stakeholders with resources they need to explore the scenarios and use them to support their own decision making. It contains some background information on scenarios and some practical tools to be used in workshops and meetings. It includes:

  • slide presentations for the Intelligent Infrastructure Systems (IIS) scenarios
  • summaries of each of the IIS scenarios
  • facilitation sheets which suggest various ways to work with the scenarios - ranging from 60 minute exercises to half day sessions
  • techniques sheets which give detailed explanations of how to run particular techniques/workshops

Although the toolkit is based on the IIS scenarios all the workshop material can be used with any set of scenarios.

Scenario Planning Toolkit (4 Mb)

A toolkit containing background information on scenarios and practical tools to be used in workshops and meetings. Produced by Waverley Management Consultants for the DfT.

Published:
22 January 2007
Last update:
06 February 2007

Annex 2 (1 Mb)

A toolkit containing background information on scenarios and practical tools to be used in workshops and meetings. Produced by Waverley Management Consultants for the DfT.

Published:
22 January 2007
Last update:
06 February 2007

Annex 3 (586 kb)

A toolkit containing background information on scenarios and practical tools to be used in workshops and meetings. Produced by Waverley Management Consultants for the DfT.

Published:
22 January 2007

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