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Generic Desicion Brief Template

 

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Title

CPT J. Craig

Purpose

To gain your decision/concurrence on ...

Problem

To determine the ...

Recommendation

COA X is the best COA

Prior Coordination

Unit/Person Results

Cdr, xxx Concur

Outline

Background Information

Facts Bearing on Problem

Assumptions

Courses of Action (COA)

Screening Criteria

Screened COA

Surviving COAs

Evaluation Criteria

Analysis of Each COA

Comparison of COA

Conclusion

Recommendation

Decision

Background

Background info

Facts Bearing on the Problem
(1 of x)

Source One

Fact 1

Fact 2

Fact 3

Source Two

Fact 1

Fact 2

Courses of Action

COA 1

COA 2

COA 3

Screening Criteria

ShortTitle1. Definition of criteria 1

ShortTitle2. Definition of criteria 2

ShortTitle3. Definition of criteria 3

Screened Out COA

COA X

Failed ShortTitle1 (Raw Data)

COA Y

Failed ShortTitle2 (Raw Data)

Surviving COA

COA 1

COA 2

COA 3

Evaluation Criteria
(1 of x)

Short Title: ShortTitle1

Definition: Definition of this criteria

Unit of Measure: (e.g. Dollars)

Benchmark: X

Formula: > X is an advantage

< X is a disadvantage

(more is better)

Evaluation Criteria
(2 of x)

Short Title: ShortTitle2

Definition: Definition of this criteria

Unit of Measure:

Benchmark: Y

Formula: < Y is an advantage

> Y is a disadvantage

(less is better)

Analysis of COA 1

+ Advantages:

ShortTitle1 - description for COA 1

(X)

- Disadvantages:

ShortTitle2 - description for COA 1

(Y)

Comparison of COAs

Evaluation

Criteria Courses of Action

(Benchmark) (Raw Data)

ShortTitle1 COA 1 = COA 2 > COA 3

(benchmark X) (x) (x) (x)

ShortTitle2 COA 1 > COA 3 > COA 2

(benchmark Y) (y) (y) (y)

etc

Conclusion

COA 1 is the best because:

Advantage 1

Advantage 2

Advantage 3

However,

Disadvantage 4

Disadvantage 5

Recommendation

COA X is the best COA