Chapter 6. The RAP Process


"If there is something I can do for you, you come, we'll talk."

Don Corleone (Robert DeNiro) [1]

[1] Godfather Part II, Frances Ford Coppola, Director and Writer, 1974.

The process of participative planning or RAP sessions is the key to eXtreme project management. As a tool, it encapsulates all the behaviors mentioned in Chapter 3, "eXtreme Concepts." Just to remind you, they are as follows :

  • Participative: The management of projects is based on meaningful participation of stakeholders.

  • Proactive: Project management is a creative and proactive problem-solving process.

  • Open : Everything about the project is shared openly with all stakeholders.

  • Outward-oriented: The focus of the project manager is outward toward the stake holders.

  • Trusting: The project team is treated as professionals who are to be trusted.

In more than 500 RAP sessions for many clients , we have also proven, even to the most skeptical people, that RAPing a project is the most effective and efficient technique for planning and managing a project.



Radical Project Management
Radical Project Management
ISBN: 0130094862
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2002
Pages: 136
Authors: Rob Thomsett

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