Accession Number:

AD1045008

Title:

Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA PITTSBURGH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

When developing situational awareness in support of military operations, the U.S. armed forces use a mnemonic, or memory aide, to enable planners at all echelons to provide a comprehensive analysis of the situation. The mnemonic is METT-TC, which stands for mission, enemy, time, terrain, troops available, and civil-military considerations. By coupling METT-TC with the goal-question-indicator-metric GQIM method for goal-driven measurement, military planners can develop operational resilience metrics that are mission oriented and take advantage of situational awareness. This technical note describes how to use the two methods in tandem.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE