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best-case scenario

The best possible outcome. The best-case scenario is that Doug will be only an hour late—traffic on his route is at a standstill. They're only selling junk at the yard sale, so I think the best-case scenario is that they'll make $10. The doctor said that the best-case scenario is an operable tumor.
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the worst-case scenario

The worst possible thing that could happen. We don't expect it to happen, but we need to plan for the worst-case scenario. The worst-case scenario here is that we lose the next three games and miss the playoffs. The best-case scenario is that we win out and get a bye in the first round.
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best-case scenario

Cliché the optimum outcome being considered. (Compare this with the worst-case scenario.) Now that we've seen the negative angle, let's look at the best-case scenario. In the best-case scenario, we're all dead eventually—but then that's true of the worst-case scenario also.
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worst-case scenario

Cliché the worse possible future outcome. Now, let's look at the worst-case scenario. In the worst-case scenario, we're all dead.
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worst-case scenario

n. the worst possible future outcome. Now, let’s look at the worst-case scenario.
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The cumulative frequency for scenario 2 is the sum of the normalized frequency for scenario 2 and the product of the percentage overlap between scenario 2 and scenario 1 and the normalized frequency for scenario 1:
As Fred Bowers, a transportation planner with the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Planning, Environment & Real Estate, states, "FHWA considers scenario planning an enhancement to, not a replacement for, the traditional planning process.
Scenario 4 replaced meat and dairy products with a mixture of healthy and unhealthy plant-based foods (sweets, alcohol, soft drinks, etc).
The crux of the project preparation phase is to articulate the purpose of the scenario planning project.
The book defines and explains various approaches to scenario planning in rigorous detail, but also features good information on scenarios generally.
First, the multidimensionality of the Epistemological Scenario was analyzed as a measure of validity for the assessment.
Applying a benefits-and-burdens analysis in the above scenarios, the ruling concludes that each overall transaction resulted in two separate sales; thus, the tax consequences to the seller-employee and seller-employer must be analyzed.
Under the third scenario, the reduced primary deficit will allow the government to reduce debt to 96.
Herman Kahn is considered to be the father of Scenario Planning.
com)-- Author Rom Gayoso is proud to announce the recent release of his novel “How to Win in Every Scenario: Using Scenario Planning to Create Win-Win Solutions in Ukraine and in Other Complex Situations.
The total contaminated area in this average scenario is 5.
Further, each scenario includes prearranged prompts delivered by an actor portraying a subject, which helps extend and standardize the interactions and make them more similar to real-life encounters.
More and more, senior managers are finding that embedding scenario testing into their strategic planning process is a "must have" in order to achieve these goals.
Seeking to train police for the life-and-death choices they have a split-second to make, the LAPD on Friday unveiled a simulator that features more than 200 scenarios in which officers must decide whether to draw their weapons.