W4: Hack KM With Scenario Planning: Co-Create 4 Futures to Challenge Your Assumptions

Morning Preconference Workshops – Monday 14 November 
09:00 – 12:00

This workshop explores the social, technological, economic, environmental, and political uncertainties that create the context in which organizations deliver knowledge management solutions. It exposes attendees to the basic ideas of scenario planning, allowing them to brainstorm the uncertainties related to KM and explore how those uncertainties can lead to multiple possible futures. Participants use scenario planning to co-create four different futures, each with divergent but plausible narrative for the future of KM. They learn how to employ these futures to drive innovation, reduce risks associated with uncertainty, and create an early-warning system that helps them better anticipate and negotiate change. Attendees gain a working familiarization with scenario planning, an understanding of the uncertainties facing the discipline and take away a practical strategic framework as a starting point for better navigating the future. The futures created in this workshop are shared in the closing KMWorld keynote on Thursday afternoon.

Presented by: Daniel W. Rasmus