Planning an Exercise

The initial steps to planning an exercise include identifying:

  • Exercise purpose
  • Proposed exercise scenario, capabilities, tasks, and objectives
  • Available exercise resources
  • Proposed exercise location, date, and duration
  • Exercise planning team and exercise participants

An exercise Interim Planning Meeting can establish:

  • The exercise planning schedule 
  • Clearly defined, obtainable, and measurable exercise capabilities, tasks, and objectives 
  • Identified exercise scenario variables (e.g., threat scenario, scope of hazard, venue, conditions)