Futuring: Scoping

Future Scope’s Influencing factors:

  1. The stakeholders
  2. The context set by the motives
  3. Funding

Scoping starts with a question, from an individual, a team, or an organization,  framing and setting boundaries. It can spark an exploration or an exercise or a need to learn and mitigate potential risks, both internal and external to the initiator. The context could also be about the development of a new product or service.

According to the motives behind starting a futuring exploration, you can define the source, approaches and methods, ways to work, and final deliverables.

When framing the exploration you might have the need of restricting it to a certain time horizon or avoid certain topics according to the context. In some cases, a pilot project is the best approach to have a final outcome providing lasting value, even after the end of the project.

Notes from “How To Future” (2021) by Scott Smith and Madeline Ashby.

Senior Experience Designer. 25 years designing, developing, writing, speaking, facilitating and teaching.

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