Strategic Capability Roadmap Version 1.0 – Analytic Framework


  1. Christopher, G.
  2. Blakeney, D.
  3. Petryk, R.
  4. Taylor, B.
  5. Kerzner, L.
  6. Beard, A.
  7. Fong, V.
  8. Ball, M.
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Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
In 2005, the Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces (CF) mandated that Capability-Based Planning be institutionalized as a part of a centrally driven, top-down approach to Force Development (FD) within the Department of National Defence. Consequently, over the last three years military and defence analyst staff have developed and implemented the first version of a Canadian, end-to-end, capability-based FD process. Scenarios, derived from policy and strategic guidance, capture the scope and scale of potential operations in which the CF could participate. During the Capability Planning Process, scenarios are analyzed to define capability requirements. The Capability Management Process evaluates current and projected force structures of the CF against those capability requirements to identify adequacies, deficiencies and surpluses. Through the Capability Integration Process, potential solutions (alternatives) for the deficiencies are identified. Finally, optimization methods are employed to determine the best set of alternatives, affordable within the available budget, to maximize CF capability. The results form the Strategic Capability Roadmap, a 20-year plan for CF capability development. The Capability Planning, Capability Management and Capability Integration processes are supported by a set of dedicated analysis tools, which collectively have come to be referred to as the analytic framework. This report documents these analysis tools and processes of the analytic fra

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TR-2009-013 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 2009
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