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AYP Discussion Series - Wargaming by Chris Paton
Thu 4 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Aberdeen Young Professionals are delighted to welcome Chris Paton of Quirk Solutions as guest speaker at our next Discussion Series event, to discuss War Gaming....!
WHAT IS WARGAMING?
Wargaming is a tool the military developed to stress test and evaluate plans before committing resources into action. Quirk Solutions are the UK’s premier exponents of wargaming and have adapted the military model into a successful commercial version, stress testing plans to identify risks and opportunities. To date Quirk Solutions has worked with a number of leading UK organisations including NHS trusts and the NHS Business Services Authority, Shell, Waitrose, BUPA, Heineken, Standard Life Investments and a wide range of SME businesses.
WHAT TYPES OF ISSUES CAN BE ADDRESSED?
Business and organisations regularly face multiple internal and external challenges as they grow
and expand. Examples of these changes include: centralisation, acquisitions, change & transformation, investment, diversi cation, regulatory changes etc.
HOW DO ORGANISATIONS BENEFIT FROM WARGAMING?
It aligns internal stakeholders and gets them to cooperate to nd solutions. It identi es potential failure points, helping reduce waste & the chance of future mistakes. It identifies contingency plans. It allows
all stakeholders to understand the complexity of the problem. It allows a controlled challenge to group think and deals with internal conflicts.