Visualizing the future and delineating plans for the near term that will, when achieved, address the future needs as envisioned.

Consists of extrapolating future plans based on what is known of current operations, mostly forecasting

Introduced in 1968 by Rocco Martino as part of the critical path methodology. Read more in his book.

The concept of triple constraints as known today has first been presented by Dr. Martin Barnes in 1969 in one of his courses titled "Time, Money and Contract Control".