Opportunities and threats are measured as part of an external analysis. Both can occur when things happen in the external environment that may require a change within the business. These external changes can be attributed but not limited to market trends, suppliers, partners, customers, competitors, new technology and economic environment. Opportunities present themselves as attractive factors that can propel or positively influence the organization in some way. Threats are external factors that could place the organization’s goal at risk. These often are classified by their level of severity and probability of occurrence.
The Unity of Effort Integration (UOEI) Office works in partnership with the Management Directorate to synchronize the major Departmental planning, programming, budgeting, and joint operations decision processes, including strategy development, joint requirements generation, resource allocation, acquisition management, and operational planning, improving Departmental cohesiveness and operational effectiveness by driving Secretary guidance to operational results. In support of this objective, UOEI serves as the Executive Agent for the Department's two capstone leadership forums: the Senior Leader’s Council (SLC) and the Deputy’s Management Action Group (DMAG). UOEI is also responsible for developing, coordinating and gaining Secretary approval of the Department’s annual resource allocation guidance, called Resource Planning Guidance, which kicks off the planning phase of the DHS planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) process.
A few helpful planning resources.
Sources for E-Learning Standards
http://-/~federhen/dippaper/docu/10_Architectural_Design_ Sources and Tools for Designing Online Courses