People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Method Spotlight: Worst-Case Scenario

worse case scenarioWorst-Case Scenario

When/why: While worst-case scenario can be a fun game to play, it can also be useful in:

1) airing out people’s concerns

2) identifying potential problems & issues

3) putting your project into perspective

How: Come up with various categories of scenarios and list the worst-case in each. For example, if your project requires funding, the worst-case scenario would be that you would get zero funding. Now that you’ve identified the worse-case scenario you can move on and find ways to continue with no or limited funds.

Tips: Having stakeholders participate in this activity will relieve their concerns and give them assurance that the project team cares about their input.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.

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