Using scenario planning techniques to drive the front end of the systems development cycle
The majority of large/complex projects focus on a singular objective or outcome, conceptualized at the inception of the project. The world is inherently uncertain and constantly changing, so it is useful to think of the outcome of projects in terms of several different possibilities. The business world has adopted scenario planning as a means of predicting multiple possible outcomes. Applying scenario planning techniques to complex development projects can result in several useful benefits such as system flexibility, architectural elegance, reuse of technologies, improved risk management to name a few. This project focuses on exploring the use of scenario planning to improve the fidelity and flexibility of the front-end of the system development life-cycle.