What-if Executive Summary
Whether short-term or long-term, all plans deal with the future and therefore have a lot of uncertainty built into them. While it is a good idea to improve the plan using better techniques, it is more important to embrace the uncertainty and incorporate it into the plan. What-if planning is one of the accepted techniques to better prepare for this uncertainty. Under this technique, various likely scenarios are evaluated with the input of key constituents. Usually, a model of the business in supporting software is used to evaluate these. While this concept has been around for a while, there is no clear guideline on how to approach it. Further, inadequacies in supporting software make the whole exercise only partially effective.
This following whitepaper, videos, articles, interviews, and infographic create a what-if planning roadmap for any practitioner.
What-if Video Series
In part one, we explain what a what-if scenario means and provide helpful examples
In part two, we explain what makes a great what-if planner
In part three, we explain what tools a what-if planner needs