Validating the force planning Scenario framework and analytical tool


  1. Cochran, L.
  2. Hales, D.
  3. Race, P.
  4. Chuka, N.
  5. Friesen, S.
  6. Morrisey, C.
  7. Harnett, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);CAE Professional Services, Ottawa (ON)
The Concept Development and Operational Research and Analysis Team in DRDC CORA has developed a framework and software tool that allows Defence Scientists to overlay the Force Planning Scenarios and ensure a range of dimensions, factors and variables are being addressed. The software tool, which has been developed based on a modified morphological analysis methodology, requires validation with the force development community and other stakeholders involved in analyzing the Force Planning Scenarios. This contractor report describes the validation of the framework, methodology and software tool for the Force Planning Scenarios. The software tool was populated with a number of historical case studies in order to assess its ability to characterize Canadian Forces operations. To further assess the validity of the scenario framework and software tool, two complimentary workshops were held in February and March 2010. The workshops stimulated discussion and provided an opportunity for all participants to share their perspectives on the basic concepts, design and underlying assumptions of the framework and software tool, including any follow-on actions or recommendations for change. This contractor report discusses the feedback and results of the validation process, as well as the software modifications based on the work performed. One of the results of this validation exercise is that the response to the scenario framework and analysis tool has been generally positive. The use of his

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-CR-2010-114 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Jun 2010
Number of Pages
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