course of action development

course of action development

The phase of the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System within the crisis action planning process that provides for the development of military responses and includes, within the limits of the time allowed: establishing force and sustainment requirements with actual units; evaluating force, logistic, and transportation feasibility; identifying and resolving resource shortfalls; recommending resource allocations; and producing a course of action via a commander's estimate that contains a concept of operations, employment concept, risk assessments, prioritized courses of action, and supporting databases. See also course of action; crisis action planning.
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Course of action development left solely to the G-3 provides some evidence of commanders not driving operations or operational planning.
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During the brainstorming part of the course of action development, a variety of ideas can be generated by means of requiring team members to produce as much information as possible without evaluating.
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A baseline provides easy access to facts and assumptions and, more important, provides the context for intelligent evaluation of alternatives during course of action development and selection.
The Analysis and Preliminary Design Phase is analogous to many steps in the MDMP, including: an estimate of the situation; mission analysis; and course of action development, comparison, and selection.
This modification will fund Versar's international subsidiary, Versar International Assistance Projects (VIAP), to provide project development, engineering analysis, engineering studies, facilities/infrastructure assessments, course of action development, cost estimates and preliminary schedules for construction projects in Iraq through September 2009.
Armed with this initial estimate of the scope of effort required to develop the converged solution, the programmatics workgroup developed a proposed cost and schedule, ensuring that only "delta costs" associated with convergence were considered in the course of action development.