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12om Methodology: Process v1.1

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Technical Report

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Thales Canada, Defence and Security Qubec, QC Canada

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The 12om project seeks to develop a methodology i.e., process and tools to improve the understanding of a complex situation by a multidisciplinary, government-wide team. The specific objective of this report is to describe and document the 12om process v1.1. The12om process aims to support teamwork and performance in the context of the current Canadian Forces Operational Planning Process CFOPP, particularly during joint civil military planning endeavours, such as whole-of-government approach initiatives. The present document is divided into three sections. First, it introduces the context of the project and outlines the method employed for the development of the 12om process. Second, informed by multiple sources, this report describes version 1.1 of the 12omprocess. This process includes three main dimensions 1 A toolbox approach 2 Training and 3 Inclusion of an inter-agency planning specialistfacilitator. There is also a discussion of the sub-processes underlying the 12om methodology components. These components include the Whole-of-Government OPP handbook, the team building and handover procedure, the interactive common glossary, IMAGE v3 i.e., individual and collaborative diagrams, the cross-impact method, the Op Design tool, and the mission analysis briefing template. Finally, in section three, the main features of Process v1.1, its limitations, and possible next steps are discussed.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Operations Research

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