Introduction: : To get the most out of the course, you may want to read Winning in FastTime either before you start or as you progress through the lessons. When you begin to build actual strategy, you might want to refer to the Generic Grand Strategy to see examples of finished products. You will find appropriate excerpts at the end of each of the presentations that have How To videos associated with them. You will also find templates that will guide you through collecting your strategy inputs.
Required System Effects:: External systems must change in very specific ways if they are going to play their role in realizing a Future Picture. External systems are divided into four components to simplify working with them: Scope; Excitement; Technology, and Socio-Political. By referring to your Future Picture, you can calculate exactly what each of these components must be at the Future Picture Horizon. (12 minutes) How To Videos (5) (NOTE: THESE ARE PLACEHOLDER VIDEOS WITH PRODUCTION ISSUES WHICH WILL ALL BE REPLACED IN THE NEAR FUTURE). First video basic briefly reviews the concept of Required System Effects and introduces the methodology to work through its component parts and the remaining four video address the details of Scope, Excitement, Technology, and Socio Political respectively. Each section is about five minutes. Downloadable Templates Separate templates for each part of the Required System Effects exercise.