Systemic Operational Design: Enhancing the Joint Operation Planning Process
Monograph rept. Jul 2006-May 2007
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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Operational level commanders and their staffs require relevant and current joint doctrine that articulates the critical function of operational design and its role in the Joint Operation Planning Process JOPP. Additionally, sound elements of operational design and a method to apply them are further required. Currently, Joint Publications JP 3-0 Operations and 5-0 Joint Operation Planning fall short of meeting these requirements, resulting in designs that lack coherence and completeness. Systemic Operational Design SOD, provides a source from which a new approach to operational design can be developed and integrated into the JOPP. A new Designing Based Approach DBA inspired by SOD principles and driven by the need to enhance joint doctrine is proposed to in this monograph. More precisely, the DBA incorporates SOD discourse, proposes sweeping changes to the current elements of operational design, and establishes a parallel design application. Thus, SOD enhances the JOPP indirectly through the DBA.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics