Accession Number : ADA434864


Title :   Capabilities-Based Planning - How it is Intended to Work and Challenges to its Successful Implementation


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Walker, Stephen K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a434864.pdf


Report Date : 18 Mar 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 39


Abstract : The Department of Defense is in the process of implementing a Capabilities-Based Planning requirements-to-resources system, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently issued several instructions to formally implement the process. This Strategy Research Project shows the historic rationale for moving to a capabilities-based process and demonstrates the analogous nature of capabilities-based planning in civilian business to capabilities-based planning for defense. The parallel between the intent of the current capabilities-based planning process and the initial intent of the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System when it was implemented in 1961 is demonstrated. The intended capabilities-based requirements-to-resources process is then explained. This paper then highlights several significant challenges to successful implementation of a capabilities-based process, and outlines proposals for addressing these challenges focusing on the need to create a Capabilities-Based Planning Framework that can be used to link planning to resources.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *DEFENSE PLANNING , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE