Research, planning, implementation and evaluation (RPIE) are the core pieces of the communication planning process. Though they all differ slightly, the RPIE process is built into all military planning processes from the Joint Planning Process (JPP) to the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).
In the JPP, research occurs during step 1, initiation, and step 2, mission analysis. Planning occurs during steps 3 through 6. Implementation is step 7, and evaluation happens after the process is complete, during plan assessment. Being aware of the purpose of each step will help create a more comprehensive and clear plan.
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R.P.I.E. Communication Planning Process