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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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the nightmare/worst-case scenario

the worst thing that could possibly happen I suppose the worst-case scenario would be if both of us lost our jobs at the same time.
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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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How to Win in Every Scenario: Using Scenario Planning to Create Win-Win Solutions in Ukraine and in Other Complex Situations" (236 pages, ISBN# 978-1499057485) is available online at Amazon, Xlibris and Barnes and Noble.
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.
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.
Personnel with extensive previous experience in crisis negotiations should provide as much input as possible into scenario content and development.
To broaden and expand the way scenario testing can be used by senior management, a company needs to develop a financial modeling approach that:
One of the ways to deal with the large variety of factors that can affect consumer demand is to use scenario analysis.
The first scenario simulated the rating of simple events such as the purchase of content where the price is pre-established.
Now, we're not suggesting you dash out to Barnes & Noble to snag a copy of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival [Handbook.
The real threat is that they'll take this information and target facilities and sit in Iran or wherever they want to be and cause a worst-case scenario through an information-technology system.