Exercise

EXERCISE

Phase 1: Work Plan Timeline

The following is a comprehensive Work Plan Timeline. Though quite detailed, it can be modified to suit the needs of your particular exercise, its objectives and degree of complexity, and your available resources.

Work-plan Timeline
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1. Foundation
Develop work plan timeline
            
Identify exercise team
            
Schedule first planning team conference
            
Develop exercise budget
            
Concept & Objectives Meeting (C&O)
Determine exercise scope
            
Initial Planning Conference (IPC)
Determine scenario
            
Assign responsibilities & due dates for each task
            
Prepare IPC minutes
            
Final Planning Conference (FPC)
Determine exercise venue
            
Conduct exercise site visit
            
Prepare FPC minutes
            
2. Design and Development
Scope
Identify design objectives
            
Identify participants
            
Scenario
Identify problem
            
Determine conditions
            
Determine date and time for scenario to occur
            
Documentation
Develop Exercise Plan (EXPLAN)
            
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Develop Evaluation Plan (EVALPLAN)
            
Develop Player Handbook
            
Develop Master Scenario Events List (MSEL)
            
Develop Messages
            
Media/Public Information
Develop Statement of Intent for handout
            
Logistics
Develop correspondence letters (participant invites, thank letters)
            
Develop mailing lists (players, evaluators, planning team)
            
Provide food/refreshments
            
Safety
Determine real emergency procedures (including a codeword)
            
Exercise Staffing
Determine exercise staff needs (facilitator, evaluators, support)
            
3. Conduct
Briefings
Hand out Player Handbook
            
Hand out Evaluator Guide
            
Exercise Control
Conduct communications check
            
Conduct equipment check
            
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Announce start of exercise
            
4. Evaluation
            
Player hot-wash
            
Prepare draft After Action Report (AAR)
            
Evaluator Debrief
            
Finalize AAR
            
5. Improvement Planning
Develop Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
            
Track implementation of AAR/IP
            
Work-plan Timeline