Strategic Planning comprises various groups of methods, such as: analytic methods (SWOT: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats; gap analysis, innovation and evaluation methods), systemic methods, Balanced Score Card, competitive strategies etc.
The number and variety of methods are more confusing than helping. The real work of a Strategic Planning consultant is to analyse exactly the needs of the client, to choose and to adapt the right methods needed in that case. A key point is to implement the results of the strategic planning process.
They are really robust if a Foresight Process has been run prior to the Strategic Planning process. SCENARIOS + VISION, as a successful institute for Strategic Foresight and Planning, prefers to combine the methods of Strategic Foresight with Strategic Planning, thus responding to the clients’ needs and making the results really future-proof.