View the Executi" /> Scenario Planning and Strategy in the Pentagon

Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Scenario Planning and Strategy in the Pentagon

Login to "My SSI" Contact About SSI Cart: 0 items

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Details

Scenario Planning and Strategy in the Pentagon

Authored by Dr. Michael Fitzsimmons.

Scenario Planning and Strategy... Cover Image

Brief Synopsis

View the Executive Summary

Scenario planning should be one of the Pentagon’s most important tools for developing strategy for an uncertain future. However, the formalized joint scenario planning process to support strategy and force development—Support for Strategic Analysis—has faced many challenges over the past 2 decades, and has ultimately proven less influential than intended on strategic decision-making. Explaining why is the main purpose of this monograph. It argues that scenario analysis has been most effective in supporting capability and program development, while it has fallen short in shaping strategy and force structure. The reasons for this are numerous and are rooted in intrinsic, structural characteristics of decision-making in large organizations. The monograph concludes with several recommendations for rejuvenating scenario planning in the Pentagon.

You may also be interested in the following titles:

Survey: Scenario Planning and Strategy in the Pentagon

1. How would you rate the writing and overall quality? (5 best - 1 Worst)

2. Is the content relevant for influencing present and future debates?

Also by the Author/Editor:

Governance, Identity, and Counterinsurgency: Evidence from Ramadi and Tal Afar

View other pubs in the following categories:

Military Change and Transformation
Military Strategy and Policy
Operational Concepts
Strategic Planning Guidance

  • Download it Now!

    • Download Format: PDF
    • PDF File Size: 1.44MB
  • Hardcopies

    • Study is: Available via Download Only
    • View Cart
    • All hardcopies are free of charge, shipping inclusive.
    • For out of stock or digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, recieve many prior publications. Click here to visit.
    • All materials on our website are available as a free download.