Title: Exploring the arts of crafting and delivering scenarios
Authors: Thomas J. Chermack; Laura Coons
Colorado State University, Colorado Technical University, 1865 West 121st Avenue, Building C, Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80234, USA.
Colorado State University, Colorado Technical University, 1865 West 121st Avenue, Building C, Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80234, USA
Abstract: This article explores the arts of crafting and delivering scenarios. Scenario literature is quite clear about the general scenario development process, but little guidance is offered when it comes to actually sitting down and writing scenario narratives. In addition, even less guidance is available for those learning how to deliver scenarios to an audience. In other words, writing and delivering scenarios are two key practical activities, for which there is little assistance to the novice. The goal of this article was to review any available published literature on these two topics, and add to it our expertise in hopes of providing the novice scenario facilitator with some detailed information about how to accomplish these two critical pieces of scenario planning. Implications for human resource development research, theory, and practice are described and outlined, as well as implications for much needed additional research.
Keywords: scenario writing; scenario facilitation; scenario planning; scenario deliverance; scenarios; scenario development; scenario narratives; audiences; novice facilitators; scenario facilitators; human resource development; HRD; technology intelligence; technology planning.
Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2012 Vol.8, No.3, pp.233 - 253
Available online: 16 Aug 2012