Strategy development and internal reviews often center on precedents, trends, and due diligence. They address"what will happen." Change the question to "what may happen" :
- Role-play other parties.
- Listen to assumptions in the way a strategy is supposed to work.
- Watch out for confirmation bias, overconfidence, survivor bias, and groupthink.
- Forecast your competitors' results.
- Beware of missing pieces in the tools you use.