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    Evening,

    Theres a plethora of great info regarding planning exercises on here and in the Richard McMunn book and I'm feeling pretty confident about them - my speed distance time is good which gets me off on the right foot pretty quickly.

    However, I was wondering whether anybody has devised an obviously logical layout for making notes to formulate a plan? For example, I read that somebody used boxes which they could refer back to for each variable in the plan.

    At the moment I am using the following layout;

    1) Prioritised objectives

    2) Variables

    3) Timings of each segment, task etc

    4) Available options/plans and validity of each one.



    Anybody got a better approach?

    Cheers in advance
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    (Original post by EconWarrior)
    Evening,

    Theres a plethora of great info regarding planning exercises on here and in the Richard McMunn book and I'm feeling pretty confident about them - my speed distance time is good which gets me off on the right foot pretty quickly.

    However, I was wondering whether anybody has devised an obviously logical layout for making notes to formulate a plan? For example, I read that somebody used boxes which they could refer back to for each variable in the plan.

    At the moment I am using the following layout;

    1) Prioritised objectives

    2) Variables

    3) Timings of each segment, task etc

    4) Available options/plans and validity of each one.



    Anybody got a better approach?

    Cheers in advance
    What stage are you? There's no point in training i can recall, and very few once you are in, where you have the luxury of this amount of time to structure formulating a plan like that. It's SMEAC and crack on!
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    What stage are you? There's no point in training i can recall, and very few once you are in, where you have the luxury of this amount of time to structure formulating a plan like that. It's SMEAC and crack on!
    I will be tackling planning exercises in just over two weeks time at OASC.
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    (Original post by EconWarrior)
    I will be tackling planning exercises in just over two weeks time at OASC.
    OK, so don't faff with a layout, just get the priorities right.

    Take 5 minutes off the time you've got for the plan, you need to prepare a decent brief as much as getting a solution.

    Make sure you are clear about the aim, and whether you have to achieve 100% to complete or whether partial completion is still success (eg do you have to fire a weapon or deliver aid?) - this will help you manage the risks you take.

    Make sure you understand the limits/boundaries of the exercise. What can't you do, where can't you go, what must you do etc

    Make sure you are clear on your resources - don't forget the small bits of kit or how things might be used/misused. You don't have to use them all though.

    All of this should take 10-20% of your remaining time

    Then start solutioneering within all of the above. this should take about 70-80% of your total time

    Then double check you've

    a) achieved the solution
    b) not broken any of the boundaries
    c) are there any tweeks

    this should take 10%/2-3 minutes of your time

    There should then be 5 minutes left to order your brief.
 
 
 
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