Wargames & Exercises

A New Way of Seeing — A New Way of Solving

For more than fifty years, Booz Allen Hamilton has applied wargaming and exercises to help clients solve the world’s toughest government and business challenges.

“This was the best exercise I have ever attended. I came to the exercise with many ideas about the industry and its capabilities, but walked away with much greater insight on the challenges faced by both the industry and law enforcement.”

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Strategic Capabilities

Wargames
Wargames

Wargames provide businesses and organizations with a conceptual framework to better understand the future or the unknown, often in dynamic and adversarial settings. Whether through future scenario planning or move-countermove activities, Wargames offer the opportunity to test theories and hypotheses about what the future might look like and what could be done.

Exercises
Exercises

As organizations attempt to create the desired future, Exercises can be used to develop, implement, and measure the effectiveness of plans and procedures as well as to evaluate organizational and individual performance against those plans. From scenario-based discussions to operational activities in response to a simulated environment, exercises provide a framework to determine if the existing plans can effectively shape the future.

Analysis
Analysis

Whether a follow-on activity to Wargames or Exercises, Analysis provides organizations the understanding of how to achieve that future and the roadmap to get there. Analysis identifies lessons learned, improvement planning steps, key strategies and partners, and may include continuous analysis of real world operations and incidents. Analysis provides the reasoned focus on the best path to move organizations into the future.

Why Wargames & Exercises?

Complexity & Change
Complexity & Change

Being prepared for the unforeseen is a necessity in today’s world of unprecedented complexity, change, and unpredictability. Governments and businesses around the world recognize that there is no single or easy solution to being prepared. Rather, being prepared requires a human element of individuals and organizations in partnership to collaborate, create, test, and implement new ideas together.

At Booz Allen, our Wargames and Exercises unlock the human element to pool together unique perspectives and create a new way of seeing—a shared understanding—to empower creativity, simulate and test ideas in a safe environment, and discover the solutions that help organizations survive and thrive.

Challenges & Solutions
Challenges & Solutions

Challenges of increasing complexity and uncertainty require different problem solving approaches and solutions. The most complex and uncertain challenges—the most pressing issues faced by organizations and communities today—are shared challenges. Such shared challenges exceed the capabilities and resources of any single organization to effectively mount a solution and require new collaborative problem solving strategies.

Wargames and Exercises offer unique and proven insights into creating and strengthening partnerships, developing a shared understanding and driving creative problem solving to ultimately deliver innovative and tested solutions.

Tailored Collaboration
Tailored Collaboration

Each Booz Allen Wargame and Exercise is built on decades of expertise in experiential design, simulation, facilitation, and analytical techniques that pull together the latest innovations in technology and learning theory to create a tailored approach that fits an organization’s needs and mission.

Our Wargames and Exercises center on a range of discussion-based events and operations-based exercises that each offer a powerful and proven collaboration and problem-solving approach.

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