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RAD Methodology

Time is a competitive weapon. Even the best strategies, tactics, systems, and people will lose the battle if they arrive at the battlefield too late.

Princeton Consultants employs a comprehensive methodology we call RAD (Rapid Action Delivery), which unifies the four principle building blocks of business success: strategy, process, organization, and technology. Through RAD, we help organizations rapidly create new processes for situations that demand precise integration of business planning, systems development and field implementation.

One of the most powerful tools of RAD methodology is the RAD Session: a facilitated, interactive discussion that serves as a springboard to action. A RAD Session brings all the primary stakeholders of a particular initiative together. Guided by Princeton Consultants expert facilitator through a series of analytical, customized frameworks, executives gain clarity and consensus, and then take decisive action. Princeton's RAD Session whitepaper describes the process in greater detail.

Compared with traditional methods, RAD uses shorter project phases, bringing benefits to the field quickly, and it builds incrementally on the established base. The RAD methodology reflects the business reality that speed, cost- effectiveness and quality must be combined so that organizations do not have to wait years for competitive improvements.

Characteristics of RAD
  • Small, high-powered teams, with short, phased timeframes
  • Simultaneous (rather than sequential) team assignments
  • Building block orientation: incremental analysis, design, development, and implementation cycles
  • Commitment to flexible, realistic, high quality solutions using a best practices approach
  • Time definite deliveries
  • Leveraging advanced technologies where appropriate
  • Understanding and mastering a turbulent, changing environment

As the world moves faster, the ability to deliver applications rapidly is more than a one-shot campaign. It is an enterprise survival skill.

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