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Army Business Management Plan 2021-25

Friday, July 02, 2021

What is it?

The Army Business Management Plan 2021-2025 articulates how the Army will systematically and continuously improve business processes, methods, and practices. It enables the Army to free up time, money, and personnel for higher priorities, and enables faster, better, and resource-informed decisions.

Key tasks include:

  • Simplify, reduce, or eliminate low value business activities
  • Improve business processes, organizational structures, and HR management
  • Overhaul management systems to enable recruitment and retention, talent management, and enterprise-wide assessment and decision-making

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

Army Business Management Plan (ABMP) refines past business reform efforts and enables decision making, generates awareness of Army business reforms, builds support and creates momentum for current reform initiatives.

  • Army Regulation 5-1 Management of Army Business Operations - prescribes policies and responsibilities for managing business operations supporting the Army’s execution of its primary functions (organize, man, train, equip, and sustain force) under U.S. Code: Title 10.
  • The Army Business Strategy (2017-2021) - established strategic direction for the business operations of the Army, enabling the fulfillment of responsibilities.
  • The Army Innovation Strategy, 2017-2021 - supported the Army’s innovation to gain competitive advantage by embracing an enduring culture of innovation and entrepreneurship that drives solutions to win in a changing world.
  • The Enterprise Data Analytics Strategy for Army Business - establishes strategic direction for the Army in building enterprise-wide decision analytics capabilities that capture the full business value of Army information resources.
  • Balanced Scorecard performance assessment framework - an enterprise performance tool that aggregates key performance indicators from multiple functional domains in order to better inform resource allocation decisions.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The plan supports the implementation of Integrated Management System (IMS), articulates the Army’s Business Core Principles, and identifies Strategic Outcomes, Objectives, and over forty business reform initiatives.

  • ABMP Assessment/Implementation
  • IMS Course
  • DA PAM 5-1 Procedures for Managing Army Business Operations
  • Addition of new business reform initiatives

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army Business Management Plan highlights initiatives that allow the transfer of resource savings from lower to higher priority Army programs and initiatives. This plan frames a strategic foundation upon which the Army develops and executes enterprise programs and initiatives to reform the management of business operations supporting the Army’s People, Readiness, and Modernization priorities.


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Focus Quote for the Day

Continuously improving Army business processes will ultimately solve the Army’s central challenge of modernizing and preparing for the future while simultaneously maintaining readiness with finite resources by allowing the transfer of resource savings from lower to higher priority Army programs and initiatives.

— Christopher Lowman, senior official performing the duties of the undersecretary of the Army