Rapid JAD Time Management

Bending the Dimension of Time for Quality


Bending Time in the Quality Triangle

So much to do. So little time. If only we had more time. Have you felt this way about a project?

One colleague of mine likes to say, “Time, money, or resources. Which one do you want to sacrifice?” This is another play on the Project Management Triangle of Quality.

Time x Resources = Scope

If your time is fixed, then the only way to increase scope is to increase resources.

If your resources are fixed, then the only way to reduce time and still get the same scope is to sacrifice quality; or maybe not…

Bending Time

What if you can bend the dimension of time? Get more stuff in the same time, all the while increasing quality. This is in effect increasing scope without increasing time or resources.  This is the proven method we implement and what you can put in practice through the implementation of Rapid JAD.

Expand time. Expand the possible.

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Rapid JAD in Pictures


by Erik Jul*

Capture Now. No time is better, and certainly not later.

Document once. Don’t do the work multiple times. Whose got the time?

Visible to all. Everyone has to see. Why? They might have more perfect knowledge, opinions, suggestions, have approval authority, or just need a sense of comfort.

Revise quickly. With all best efforts, you might get close to a final, correct, and complete artifact. But don’t count on it. Just change it as quickly as possible.

Rapid JAD really is simple. Execution is the key: decide (it starts with you), implement (start somewhere, but just start), adjust (learn as you go), practice (build the Rapid JAD habit), multiply (share the revolution and bring others along with you).