Function Flow Analysis of the Land Force Operations Planning Process


  1. Bruyn, L.
  2. Lamoureux, T.
  3. Vokac, B.
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Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
The purpose of this project is to perform an historical/organizational analysis of the Land Force Operations Planning Process (OPP) with a focus on the brigade level. Specifically, this project documents the OPP as established in doctrine and taught by the Land Force, describe contexts in which the OPP is applied, and identify factors that constrain the application of the OPP. This report is divided into five sections. The first section defines the context of this report by outlining background information, the purpose of the project, tasks to be performed, and the approach taken in this report. In the second section, the methodology used to perform the historical/organizational analysis is described. The results of this analysis are presented in the third section of this report. Specifically, this includes a basic orientation of the OPP, a description of the function analysis of the OPP, a comprehensive explanation of OPP application contexts and constraints, a brief discussion of the relationship between operational context and the OPP function analysis, and general observations made with respect to doctrinal OPP. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for future work are presented in the fourth and fifth sections of the report, respectively. Function flow diagrams of the OPP are presented in Annex A, and a tabular task analysis of the OPP, describing the initiating stimulus, goals, information requirements, key decisions outputs, and responsible staff (if this informatio

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Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2004-065 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2004
Number of Pages
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