Title: Scenario planning as a development and change intervention

Authors: Thomas J. Chermack, John S. Walton

Addresses: 305C Keller Building, University Park, PA 16802-1303, USA. ' Department of Management and Professional Development, London Metropolitan University, 84 Moorgate, EC2M 6SQ London, UK

Abstract: This paper builds on the philosophical orientations of development and change by introducing scenario planning and the concepts of autopoiesis and requisite variety. These concepts are explained in depth as the use of scenario planning as a development and change intervention is explored.

Keywords: scenario planning; scenarios; change intervention; organisational development; agile systems; agility; organisational change; organisational interventions; autopoiesis; requisite variety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2006.008858

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.1, pp.46 - 59

Published online: 31 Jan 2006 *

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