Introduction: : To get the most out of the course, you may want to read Winning in FastTime either before you start or as you progress through the lessons. When you begin to build actual strategy, you might want to refer to the Generic Grand Strategy to see examples of finished products. You will find appropriate excerpts at the end of each of the presentations that have How To videos associated with them. You will also find templates that will guide you through collecting your strategy inputs.
Phases: The very best operations are those that affect all the relevant centers of gravity at the same time. Although this is theoretically possible and there are real-world examples, it will not be possible for all organizations. To stay as close as possible, however, to true parallel action organizations should phase their operations. Phased operations to do not provide the same probability of success as true parallel operations but they are dramatically better than the standard for most organizations—serial operations. (17 minutes) How To Videos Phase Planning: Describes how to develop the phases of an operation to compensate for the inability to do a single massively parallel operation. (17 minutes) Downloadable Templates Master Effect Planning Set: Includes instructions and working templates.