An Enterprise Evaluation Methodology for Baselining the Australian Theatre Command
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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The Australian Theatre AST exercises operational command for the planning and conduct of Defence operations, activities and campaigns. In 2001 the Chief of the Defence Force CDF and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation DSTO held a series of roundtable discussions. Amongst other things they identified Theatre evaluation as a key issue for supporting the development of AST. The recurring theme was the need to better understand current Theatre performance and to use the principles of Learning and Experimentation as the means for development. As a result, a team from DSTO2 and Headquarters Australian Theatre HQAST3 conducted a study into the feasibility of developing a methodology for evaluation and conducting a baseline measurement of the Theatre. This paper reports on the feasibility and initial development of the Enterprise Evaluation Methodology EEM which takes the approach of decomposing Australian war fighting principles into performance goals for the Operational Headquarters. Despite the resource intensive nature of the particular approach taken, the Theatre Baseline approach was judged ahead of current practice because it was based on values and principles rather than process.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics