Capability based planning

Capabilities-based planning answers whether we have the right training, organizations, plans, people, leadership and management, equipment, and facilities to perform a required emergency task?

Capabilities-based planning, developed out of military research, applies to the civil sector, specifically in preparing for accidental, natural or man-made disasters. It plans, prioritizes and chooses response capabilities based on economic analysis. It is all hazard risk, uses existing processes and procedures, smoothes over the uncertainties inherent in an all-risk approach, identifies priorities, and maximizes informed economic decision-making. Various tools have been developed to support and guide the capabilities analysis: the Universal Task List (which number about 1600); All Hazards Planning Scenarios (15 in number); the Target Capabilities List (37 in number); and Resource Types (approximately 120 in number).

References to this work can be found on the PTSC wiki and various DRDC sites. I am not confident that the extent or nature of the project is captured accurately in this summary. Alternative contact is Alain Goudreau of Defence Research and Development Canada.

Investigator: 
Dickie, Sheldon
Organization: 
Defence Research and Development Canada
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Tool: 
HAZUS-MH
End date: 
2013
Start date: 
2002

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