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Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis

Technical Note
This report describes how to use the goal-question-indicator-metric method in tandem with the military METT-TC method (mission, enemy, time, terrain, troops available, and civil-military considerations).
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Software Engineering Institute

Abstract

When developing situational awareness in support of military operations, the U.S. armed forces use a mnemonic, or memory aide, to enable planners at all echelons to provide a comprehensive analysis of the situation. The mnemonic is METT-TC, which stands for mission, enemy, time, terrain, troops available, and civil-military considerations. By coupling METT-TC with the goal-question-indicator-metric (GQIM) method for goal-driven measurement, military planners can develop operational resilience metrics that are mission oriented and take advantage of situational awareness. This technical note describes how to use the two methods in tandem.

Cite This Technical Note

Gray, D. (2016, May 23). Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/applying-the-goal-question-indicator-metric-gqim-method-to-perform-military-situational-analysis/.

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author={Gray, Doug},
title={Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis},
month={May},
year={2016},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/applying-the-goal-question-indicator-metric-gqim-method-to-perform-military-situational-analysis/},
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Gray, Doug. "Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis." Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, May 23, 2016. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/applying-the-goal-question-indicator-metric-gqim-method-to-perform-military-situational-analysis/.

D. Gray, "Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, 23-May-2016 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/applying-the-goal-question-indicator-metric-gqim-method-to-perform-military-situational-analysis/. [Accessed: 19-Jul-2024].

Gray, Doug. "Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis." Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 23 May. 2016. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/applying-the-goal-question-indicator-metric-gqim-method-to-perform-military-situational-analysis/. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Gray, Doug. Applying the Goal-Question-Indicator-Metric (GQIM) Method to Perform Military Situational Analysis. Software Engineering Institute. 2016. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/applying-the-goal-question-indicator-metric-gqim-method-to-perform-military-situational-analysis/