Developing Scenario Laboratories with Computer-Aided Morphological Analysis


General morphological analysis (GMA) is a method for structuring and analyzing the total set of relationships contained in multi-dimensional, non-quantifiable problem complexes, and for synthesizing solution spaces. During the past 15 years, GMA has been extended, computerized and applied by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) for scenario development, long-term strategy management and organizational structuring. It is especially useful for rapid prototyping as concerns tactical and operational scenarios and force structuring. This article outlines the fundamentals of the morphological approach and describes its use in a number of case studies in scenario development done for the Swedish Armed Forces and other defense agencies between 1997 and 2007.

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@inproceedings{Ritchey2009DevelopingSL, title={Developing Scenario Laboratories with Computer-Aided Morphological Analysis}, author={Tom Ritchey}, year={2009} }