DA4480 Systemic Strategic Thinking and Planning

Course will explore aspects of system and complexity sciences that enhance our ability to better inform DoD / DoN decision makers of the environment in which they, and their competitors, operate and to broaden the horizon of their strategic thinking.  Learn basic concepts that frame regional and global environments, ranging from linear and deterministic approaches to predictability, to probabilistic constructs of complexity, chaos, bounded instability, and emerging systems. Learn approaches to design an efficacious strategic planning process focused on enhancing the ability of leadership to make sense of an uncertain and complex problem and environment and in creating strategic and operational plans capable of anticipating and adapting to alternative futures.

Cross Listed Courses

Same as SE4480


DA 2410

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Quarter Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring
  • As Required