Strategy Management

Strategy Management

A strategy is a plan that includes a set of actionable measures designed to bring about a desired outcome or mitigate the effects of unfavourable developments in the future. A strategy is selected in order to achieve a long-term goal.

Our strategy management process

  • 1
    Define goals and scenarios
    Define your goals with the Goal-Assessment method and develop appropriate scenarios.
  • 2
    Deriving fields of action and options for action
    Derive suitable fields of action and their options.
  • 3
    Create strategies
    Create and discuss different strategies in a team.
  • 4
    Evaluate the strategies
    Collaboratively evaluate the possible strategies against the objectives and scenarios at different time intervals.
  • 5
    Decide
    Use different methods to decide which strategy is the best at what time.
  • 6
    REPORTING
    Export, share and publish the results with one click.

What is strategy management?

Is your strategy flexible enough for future challenges?​ We cannot predict the future, even with the best foresight methods. However, we can help you to make your strategies so agile that you can deal with changes and react quickly.

This is particularly relevant in VUCA environments (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) in which disruptions announce themselves with signals that are difficult or impossible to detect, but which have massive and unexpected effects due to systemic networking. By thinking about possible versions of the future today, you can recognize the course of the future early on.

The foresight strategy cockpit strategy management module

Our Strategy Module combines all aspects of our approach in a web-based analysis support system. The Foresight Strategy Cockpit (FSC) allows all users to integrate and share their knowledge and evaluate strategies and decision possibilities. Strategies can be seamlessly linked with other insights. Furthermore, the module entails a range of established workshop methods, i.e. Backcasting, Visioning or Futures Workbench.
The idea: combining strategies with scenarios
The idea: combining strategies with scenarios
A strategy is a plan including a set of action measures designed to bring about a desired future or to prevent an unpleasant future from becoming a reality. A strategy is selected to achieve a long-term or overall aim. Our Strategy Management module offers various methods to develop and stress-test your strategy. Therefore, it matches new or existing strategies with developed scenarios to test the future robustness of each strategy. ​For this purpose, new or existing strategies are compared with developed scenarios or goals and put into a temporal context. This allows you to deduce at which point in time which strategy is the most effective and when a strategy change must be initiated.

Define multiple strategies at once

In our Strategy Definition method, users can create a set of action fields – areas in which their own organization operates – each including attachments, tags and links to other entity types. Within an action field, several action options are created, to differentiate between all possible tactical measures. By combining action options of different action fields, strategies are formed in a systematic and transparent way.
Define multiple strategies at once
Test your strategies in different scenarios

Test your strategies in different scenarios

Instead of relying on the future success of your strategy, evaluating the performance of your strategy in different possible scenarios is more promising. Let your teammates rate different strategy-scenario-combinations and finally find out the overall fragility and robustness of your strategies. Then start with the implementation of the strategies.

Further features

  • Strategy Definition
  • Strategy Evaluation
  • Decision Matrix
  • Link strategies with scenarios, trends, ideas, factors and risks
  • Manage, describe and edit strategies

Our values in short

  • Holistic Strategy Management
  • Recognize opportunities and risks to adapt your strategy​
  • Browser Add-on and App for faster integration of relevant pieces of information
  • Automated Reporting functions for fast communication
  • Fully supported and trained by our Foresight experts
FSC Modules
Through strategic foresight methods such as Trend Management and Scenario Construction, we can reduce the complexity and uncertainty of a rapidly changing globalized world.

Fact Sheet

  • All-in-one Foresight platform for unlimited users
  • Modular and web-based system
  • Combines qualitative and quantitative data
  • Various data visualizations
  • Real-time data and expert integration
  • Online team collaboration
  • State-of-the-art technology and security standards
  • Supports teams of futurists and scouts for future knowledge aggregation

Overview of all Methods

You can download a complete list of our methods here.
  • Reduce the amount of coordination and programs needed to manage trends and signals to a single software solution. Through a holistic aggregation of internal information, external expert knowledge and data-driven insights, every unit can collectively contribute to the assessment of relevant trends and their developments.
  • Collaboratively discuss and rate ideas and other insights. New ideas can be easily created, edited and updated and if necessary, external knowledge can be included through survey methods.
  • Monitor the stability and development of risks in VUCA environments and detect triggers and preventers for future crises.
  • Establish and maintain a sustainable and efficient scenario management by including, linking and analysing all your organizational knowledge resources.
  • Develop agile and future robust strategies and test them in different scenarios in order to be able to react quickly and appropriately to environmental changes.
  • Rate, discuss and explore feedback in real-time: Our web-based Real-Time Delphi (RTD) is an established method from Future Studies which combines quantitative and qualitative expert data to gain new insights.
  • Assign your technological know-how to business and market requirements, develop technology strategies and create tailor-made technology portfolios.
Contact our experts to find the right service for you
Get in touch
4strat Icon
Or contact us for an introduction to the FSC.
Send Request
4strat Icon