The Scenario Toolkit is a collection of open-source and free programs for use in scenario workshops. Scenarios
are coherent and internally-consistent stories of possible futures that are created to help with current
decision-making. The programs in the toolkit can be used to help with brainstorming sessions and to
The toolkit includes:
- Driving Force, for displaying driving forces
along the two dimensions of how influential and uncertain they are,
- Indicator Table, for brainstorming lists of indicators and how they
might change in scenarios.
- Bayes Scenario Parameters, for converting qualitative statements about scenarios
into quantitative parameter values,
- Scenario Manager, for organizing information about a scenario.
Ways to Use the Toolkit
To programs in the toolkit can be used by individuals or in groups, for
- Individual planning,
- Small-group work around a single computer,
- Medium-to-large groups, using a computer projector.
Why Use the Toolkit
There are several reasons to use the programs in the toolkit, rather than the more traditional
flip charts and sticky notes:
- More time can be given to discussion, rather than the logistics of transferring notes,
- The outcomes are documented directly, so that all participants can take the files at the end of the day,
maintaining the flow of the workshop,
- The tools are specifically designed for scenario workshops.