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Seven Steps to NMETL Advocacy

1. Learn the Framework and the Language. Understand the background of the UNTL-Mission Analysis-NMETL framework and the mission performance language of METLs.

2. Drive for the Standard. Understand the METL Standard as a Measure with a Criterion. Moreover, tasks must have both performance/procedure-type measures as well as outcome-based measures, and may have more than one standard.

3. Appreciate Conditions. Consider, comprehend, and appreciate the effects Conditions have on performance. Changing Conditions also alter risk! Conditions and effects are in the same space: “System State.”

4. Grasp “Universal.” Acknowledge the big picture of the “Universal”-ness of the NMETL format. ROC-POE, system design specifications, network models and all other requirements tools can employ the METL format of Tasks, Conditions and Standards based on the common language of the UNTL. CONOPS and METLS are mutually supporting.

5. Adopt the Process. Understand the Four-phased continuous improvement process of Training Transformation (T2) and the Joint Training System & Navy Warfare Training System: Requirements-Plans-Execution and Assessment. An Enterprise Performance Management effort, this conceptual “continuous improvement engine” runs on the fuel of Lessons Learned from training, planning and operating events.

6. Refine your “Coup d’oeil.” Comprehend the T2 Mission Rehearsal-Transparency concept as a Commander’s “coup d’oeil” refinement tool.

7. Apply at every opportunity. Enforce NMETL application through systems thinking throughout the Navy and the Sea Enterprise.

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