In this module you will understand how to create a future-ready organization with the use of business foresight. This module will give you an overview of the practical, organisational and methodological approaches to introducing foresight in your organisation. You will discover models and tools, which will help you to assess internal, forward-looking practices in any organisation. You will be introduced to methods, which will help you to scan the external environment for trends. You will also get practical tips how to create organisational scenarios and how to link scenarios with organizational strategy and planning process through roadmapping technique. In this module entrepreneurial spirit is clearly visible in topics related to start-ups creation, prototyping, evaluating and validating organisational business models.

Topics, which are covered in this module include:


Lesson 1: Implementing foresight in business

  • 7.1.1 Introduction to business foresight
  • 7.1.2 Initiating foresight activities in a company
  • 7.1.3 Exploring futures with framework foresight

Lesson 2: Understand the present: scan the organisation

  • 7.2.1 Fit-for-foresight tool
  • 7.2.2 Foresight Maturity Model

Lesson 3: Understand the present: scan the environment

  • 7.3.1 Trendhunting
  • 7.3.2 Patent analysis for technology forecasting

Lesson 4: Invent the future: Design your strategy

  • 7.4.1 From futures to strategy: fail fast
  • 7.4.2 From Futures to strategy: fail cheap

Lesson 5: Invent the future: Test your strategy against future scenarios

  • 7.5.1 Creating organizational future(s) with scenarios
  • 7.5.2 Creating organizational future(s) – a case study
  • 7.5.3 Roadmapping