Framing and evaluating de-risking strategies is key to organizations across the globe. Whether in support of government research, high tech, pharmaceuticals, minerals or energy, technology advances have the potential to “change the game” but carry a variety of risks which need to be addressed prior to deployment. When this is the case, testing or piloting the technology is often required. Fortunately, there is an efficient framing and evaluation workflow extrapolated from the decision sciences which is specific to de-risking technology advances, spans industries and provides rapid insights from which to make decisions in this difficult realm.
This workshop will introduce the workflow and provide an opportunity to apply key aspects in an interactive cased-based manner. Takeaways will include the practical use of:
· An Uncertainty Table to feed the de-risking frame of alternatives
· A de-risking Strategy Table to clearly define alternative pilots or test strategies to consider
· An uncertainty reduction expert interview set of questions to help teams forecast the how much a given test or pilot will reduce key uncertainties
· Confidence plots to compare alternative test/pilot designs