3 Reasons CIOs Need Scenario Planning As the future seemingly becomes ever more uncertain, functions within organizations, not just the organizations themselves, need tools like scenario planning to help them think about a wide range of issues. Scenario planning is the art and practice of imagining multiple futures to create a strategic context for planning and … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons CIOs Need Scenario Planning
VUCA is an acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. It's a phrase intended to place a conceptual wrapper around all the things facing us. It does an adequate job of serving that purpose. There are, however, moves to improve this forward-looking term. I think those efforts insert unnecessary complexity to futures thinking that should be better spent … [Read more...] about Arguing for VUCA as the Standard Shorthand for Characterizing the Future
The future of generative aI: early challenges for IT, and opportunities I recently attended the annual scenario planning session for friend and colleague Rob Salkowitz’s 'Future of Marketing' class in the Communications Leadership program at the University of Washington. We introduced his students to scenario planning and asked them to think about how the … [Read more...] about What IT Can Learn About the Future of Generative AI from Future of Marketing Scenarios: Challenges and Opportunities
Future of Marketing Scenarios An overview of Scenario Planning Scenario planning employs an outside-in view of the future. It purposefully creates context by specifying futures that embody the key topic without being beholden to it. The process encourages people to identify uncertainties that will be critical to the future of a topic, not within the domain, but across the … [Read more...] about 4 Future of Marketing Scenarios from the University of Washington ‘Future of Marketing’ class. Overlord or Partner? Learn How AI Wins and What Clips its Wings.
Big tech layoffs: Why big tech needs to adopt scenario planning for strategy, not just thought leadership Alphabet announced the elimination of 12,000 positions this morning. Microsoft 10,000 a few days ago. Salesforce more than 7,000. Meta is already down 11,000. An Amazon memo suggests the elimination of 18,000 roles. Every morning seems to bring another big tech … [Read more...] about Big Tech Layoffs: Why Big Tech Needs to Adopt Scenario Planning for Strategy, Not Just Thought Leadership