Members of our team have experience of supporting the British Army to plan its future capability. Working as part of a wider team that was contracted to deliver a 5 year business change programme, they applied Systems Thinking to engage with stakeholders across the defence enterprise to understand the challenges faced and the needs for a supporting framework of the current and possible future land capabilities. By applying a set of proven systems analysis techniques, they developed a Land Reference Framework (LRF) that enables users to navigate through Land Doctrine, Capabilities and Mission Threads in order to inform a wide variety engineering analysis in the Land Domain.
Using the LRF, the client has a complete capability view of the Land Capability structures across defence. With this framework, they can conduct a variety of technical/engineering analyses, using the LRF as a starting point to understand the impact of capability changes, capability dependencies and current Land doctrine. The LRF has been used successfully for Special Projects and the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) project. The approach has utility across any organisation dealing with complex challenges and is a powerful way to support detailed analysis of complex business issues.