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Army Design Methodology

STUDY
PLAY
Conceptual Planning
what to do and why
Detailed Planning
How to do it
Activities of ADM
Framing the OE (current state/desired state)
Framing problems
Framing Solutions
Reframing
Key Concepts of ADM
1. Operational Art
2. Critical and creative thinking
3. Collaboration and dialogue
4. Systems thinking
5. Framing
6. Visual modeling
7. narrative Construction
Frame the OE
1. Narrative and Graphic Description
2. Current/Desired State and Tendencies
3. Relevant actors; interrelations
4. Identify tensions
Frame the Problem
1. Narrative and Graphic Description
2. Refinement of the environmental frame
3. Identify obstacles
4. Areas for action to achieve end state
Frame the Solution
1. Narrative and Graphic Description
2. Broad actions to achieve end state
3. Resources and risks
4. Decisive points
5. LOOs, LOEs
Outputs of ADM
1. Description of the OE
2. Description of the problem
3. Description of the Operational Approach
4. Commander's Intent
5. Planning Guidance
What is ADM
methodology for applying critical and creative thinking to understand, visualize, and describe unfamiliar problems and approaches to solving them
operational art
using skill, knowledge, experience, and judgement to develop strategies, campaigns, and operations
critical thinking
reflective thought
creative thinking
fresh perspective
collaboration
two or more working towards a common goal
dialogue
exchange of ideas and opinions
framing
building conceptual models of reality
types of visual modeling
rich picture
influence
mind-maps
causal loops
narrative
story that gives meaning to individuals, objects, and events
problem
issue or obstacle that makes it difficult to achieve a desired goal
formulate the operational approach
determine COGs
ID decisive points
Determine indirect or direct approach (defeat or stability mechanisms)
LOO, LOE
refining operational approach
Operational reach
basing
culmination point
tempo
phase
risk
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