Pressures Websites
15 Aug 11

Pressures are trends or events from external circumstances or internal conditions for an organization that could concern the stakeholders for the system of interest.

Description
One of the most common lists of pressures is PEST (Political, Economic, Social, Technological analysis), as described in the NetMBA site.
http://www.netmba.com/strategy/pest/. Unfortunately, although common, this list is incomplete, as it misses some of the W6 items, such as environment and time.

The Horizon group, in its description of how to carry out strategic planning in higher education, gives a useful overview of environmental scanning methods.
http://horizon.unc.edu/projects/seminars/futuresresearch/contents.asp