Scenario Sketching Techniques

An overview of scenario sketching as a creative technique for decision-making.

The paper describes the technique of scenario sketching which examines important “What if…?” questions in the running of an organization. It shows that unlike any other technique, which postulates a single future, scenario sketching technique looks at several alternative versions of the future, any one of which may or may not come about. The paper explains the nine steps involved in scenario sketching.
“Never the less, the most known and seen limitation of scenario sketching technique is that since the technique allows ideas to be evaluated, it sometimes creates hostility and distortions that may occur in an open meeting. This does not mean that the technique does not function it is just a limitation that has been seen in some organization. In conclusion, scenarios are short internally consistent narratives of possible futures; they are not predictions.”