Date of Award

3-21-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Operational Sciences

First Advisor

Jeffrey D. Weir, PhD.

Abstract

Like almost all real life problems, Strategic planning is a good example of a problem with more than one objective. One of the most important steps of strategic planning is to generate and evaluate the courses of actions (COA) which can fulfill the mission and vision of the organization. This is a critical process since it is impractical to start the executed COA over. In this research, value-focused thinking (VFT) is used as a decision analysis tool to assess COAs. A general model is created to select the best COA for strategic planning such as air force operation planning. To validate the model, notional courses of actions are developed, ranked, and evaluated to include using sensitivity analysis.

AFIT Designator

AFIT-ENS-13-M-14

DTIC Accession Number

ADA582791

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