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Collaborative planning

Definition/Scope: Collaborative planning is the real-time interaction among commanders and staffs at two or more echelons developing plans for a single operation. Collaborative planning greatly speeds decision making by providing the higher commander with real-time information about what subordinates can and cannot do. Collaborative planning enables subordinates to provide the higher commander with their current assessment and status, and how they are postured for various operations. This information helps the higher commander determine what is possible for subordinate units. In addition, collaborative planning allows sharing ideas and concepts for COA development. Often, subordinates have insights into how an operation might unfold, based on their intimate knowledge of the enemy and terrain. FM 5-0

Broader Terms:

mission analysis
mission planning
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Related Terms:

Commander’s visualization
planning guidance

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