SCOT is an abbreviation for Strengths, Weakmesses, Challenges, Opportunities and Threats. It is an important tool for auditing a planning strategy or the overall strategic position of an organization, neighbourhood or community and its environment.
Strengths and Weaknesses are focused on internal issues whereas Opportunities and Threats are examined from an external perspective.
It should be noted that a SCOT analysis can be very subjective; two people rarely come up with the same version of a S.W.O.T analysis as their lens and filters may be different; A SWOT analysis, therefore is best considered a guide and not a prescription. Adding weighting criteria to each factor increases the validity of the analysis.
S. W. O. T. Worksheet can be found at this link.