Methodology for assessment of situation-adapted command and control capability - Part A: Guide


  • Jiri Trnka
  • Johan Nordström
  • Per-Anders Oskarsson
  • Björn J E Johansson

Publish date: 2018-04-11

Report number: FOI-R--4580--SE

Pages: 49

Written in: Swedish


  • Command and control
  • Methodology
  • Assessment
  • Crisis management
  • Crisis response


This report describes a methodology that can be used to assess situation-adapted command and control capability. The aim of the methodology is to describe the present capability of situation-adapted command and control, which in turn can be used as a starting point for the development of one or several actors' joint capability of situation-adapted command and control. The methodology consists of two parts, each presented in a separate document: guidance (this document) and templates. The objective of the guidance is to facilitate the practical application of the methodology. The methodology is based on a man-technology-organisation approach, which means that technical as well as human and organisational aspects are considered when it is applied. This approach originates from the insight that complex activities such as command and control cannot be assessed without considering factors inherent in the organisation in which the personnel is working, in the methodology that the personnel applies, and in the technical systems that are used. The methodology is organised according to three different perspectives: a process-oriented perspective, a capability-based perspective, and a manning perspective.