Accession Number : ADA582791


Title :   Evaluating Courses of Actions at the Strategic Planning Level


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Ozdemir, Ahmet


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA582791


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : Like almost all real life problems, Strategic planning is a good example of a problem with more than one objective. One of the most important steps of strategic planning is to generate and evaluate the courses of actions (COA) which can fulfill the mission and vision of the organization. This is a critical process since it is impractical to start the executed COA over. In this research, value-focused thinking (VFT) is used as a decision analysis tool to assess COAs. A general model is created to select the best COA for strategic planning such as air force operation planning. To validate the model, notional courses of actions are developed, ranked, and evaluated to include using sensitivity analysis.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING , DECISION MAKING , THESES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE