MNA uses multiple, integrated disciplines - not just one or two disciplines applied in a stove-piped manner - to help our customers understand their environment, innovate, and obtain their goals.  

Capability Based Analysis and Management

Capabilities-based Analysis and Management uses systems thinking and tailored analytical approaches to translate mission requirements into required capabilities and aligns them with systems.

Key Need Addressed:

  • Understand organizational systems and requirements

  • Holistic analysis of gaps and impact on effectiveness

Methods and Tools:

  • Missions and Means Framework

  • Systems Thinking and Practice

  • Systems and Business Analysis

  • Design Thinking

  • TRIZ 

  • Process Modeling and “What If” Analysis

Benefits from MNA:

  • Identify and articulate capability gaps and requirements

  • Innovative strategies focused on accelerating success

  • Clear assessment metrics to evaluate progress

Knowledge Management Strategy and Implementation

Knowledge Management Strategy and Implementation uses best theory and practice to enable knowledge flow and creation to enhance shared understanding and learning

Key Need Addressed:

  • Stimulate tacit to explicit knowledge transfer

  • Prevent loss of tacit knowledge

  • Shared understanding of organizational environment

Methods and Tools:

  • Change Management

  • Content Management

  • Facilitation Services and Training

  • Knowledge Flow Dynamics

  • Systems Approach to Learning

Benefits from MNA:

  • Knowledge reuse

  • Knowledge creation

  • Accelerated expertise development

  • Learning, adaptation, and innovation

  • Mitigates the effects of “Brain Drain”

Process Analysis and Improvement

Process Analysis and Improvement applies a variety of techniques and methods to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness and eliminate waste.

Key Need Addressed:

  • Inefficient processes

  • Unnecessary process steps and procedures

  • Inconsistent implementation practices

Methods and Tools:

  • Business Analysis and Intelligence

  • Business Process Management

  • Lean Six Sigma

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Theory of Constraints

  • Value Stream Mapping

Benefits from MNA:

  • Improved organizational performance 

  • Innovative use of resources

  • Enhanced leader and staff development

Decision Support and Risk Analysis

Decision Support and Risk Analysis uses empirical approaches to evaluate alternatives and identify solutions that produce the greatest return on investment and probability of success.

Key Need Addressed:

  • Need to reduce operational risk

  • Clarify environmental ambiguity 

Methods and Tools:

  • Intelligence Analysis and Operations

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Operational and Strategic Planning

  • Operations Research

  • Systems Analysis

Benefits from MNA:

  • Unprecedented situational understanding of the operating environment

  • Empirically based, probabilistic evaluations of decisions, solutions and proposed courses of action

  • Dynamic risk assessment including  2nd  and 3rd order effects

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