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.
Parallel Operation: In the Scope the Environment lesson, we learned that time is the enemy of enterprise and that success is most likely in the short term. In other words, short is good, long is bad. Parallel Operations is a methodology to compress actions against Centers of Gravity to create required internal and external system effects in short time spans. Parallel Operations increases probability of success while reducing cost and risk. This lesson introduces the Third Imperative—Campaign to Win.