FSG Blog
February 4, 2014

Scenario Planning Best Practices

Peter Kennedy
Managing Principal

FSG has worked with many outstanding client organizations and it is through these close collaborations that we have collectively scenario planning best practices.  The U.S. Coast Guard is a great example.

As Patrick Marren discusses in his recent blog, the 3.0 edition of Creating and Sustaining Strategic Intent in the U.S. Coast Guard has now been released. Working together over many years, FSG partnered with the Coast Guard in developing the content and case studies for the publication. It tells the story of Project Evergreen’s evolution as a scenario-based strategic management process, with tangible and practical application to operations, resource decisions, and human capital planning, and more.

The vanguard of scenario planning best practices…

Across the U.S. government, the Coast Guard has been credited with institutionalizing scenario-based planning by synchronizing the process to the commandant’s tenure, by reaching out to hundreds of Coast Guard personnel (military and civilian, officers and enlisted), and integrating it into training and personnel development.  Since Evergreen began in 1998 (when it was known as Long View), literally thousands of Coast Guard men and women have participated in Evergreen strategy workshops and working sessions.

Creating and Sustaining Strategic Intent tells a great story, and is a great resource for scenario practitioners of all backgrounds. It’s the place to go for scenario-planning best practices. You can download the pdf here.  Enjoy, and let us know what you think.

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