Scenarios are stories, internally consistent, different stories
of possible futures. They are carefully constructed to illustrate
and examine how different futures could call for substantially
different ways to approach a situation, a product or an outcome.
Scenarios explore facts, trends, predetermined elements and
driving forces to build stories, which scan the future and instruct
With scenarios as templates, different possibilities can be
explored, change anticipated and appropriate responses considered.
With alternate, credible futures, it is easier to identify the
early indicators of possible change on critical issues. Scenarios
are a tool to discover those realities "hidden in plain sight".
The advantage of time to consider options is a significant advantage
in today's fast moving, global community. Opportunity lies in
options. Considering different possible futures in an orderly,
comprehensive story can provide that opportunity.