A New Way to Plan for the Future

Building on state-of-the-art techniques for forecasting future developments in technology, business, economics, and other areas of human endeavor, we describe a novel methodology for adaptive contingency planning at the strategic initiative level. Complementing normal business planning that uses a schedule based on predictions tied to dates in the future, we use a new kind of early warning signal called a signpost to trigger the execution of corresponding new recommended actions.

By: Ray Strong, Ying Leung, John Bosma, Sonia Sachs, Joseph Ryan, Ruoyi Zhou, Tony Sabbadini, Peter Bishop, Doug McDavid, Eric Strauss, David Jarvis, Cody Clark

Published in: Proceedings of 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. , IEEE, p.230 in 2007

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