|A methodology of proven global best
practices for developing technology-related products,
processes, and services quickly, at low cost, with high
quality, while achieving maximum return-on-investment
(ROI) for the company.
is geared to fast-paced, technology-driven development,
by high-performance teams in chaotic market environments.
It provides a full kit of tools for accelerating any project
with proven techniques to effectively manage your people,
resources, risks and tasks to get the results you want.
It puts common sense into a common practice thats
contagious and self-sustaining. It applies to all projects
including hardware, software, mechanical, systems, Information
Technology, financial and other services, medical equipment,
pharmaceuticals, biotech, games, web development, and
delivers optimum results by getting individuals to work
efficiently at the speed required by 21st century business
and by creating team synergy. It empowers contributors
to use information age technology to act consciously
and wisely in making project decisions. With QRPD
youll get to the future on time!
10 Commandments and Toolkit of 150 Techniques
Theory is useless without a
reliable, effective way to make it a day-to-day tool.
Teams need techniques for accomplishing the three secrets
The 10 Commandments of QRPD provide that
substance, the key to using the methodology on a daily
basis. They are the 3 Secrets of Vision, Mission and
Flow translated into detailed guidance for your organizational
and product decisions. Everyone on the team can influence
The 3 "Secrets" to Successful Just-in-Time
- Total company commitment to a
concrete, well-defined Project Vision.
- Obsessed Project Leader and a strong,
synergistic, empowered cross-functional team on a
Mission to "make it happen" and meet
- Follow a new product development
Flow Process, including testing working prototypes
The 10 Commandments of QRPD
||Focus on a clear, limited,
and on-target Vision.
||2. RIGHT TEAM AND LEADER(S)
||Assemble the right team and
||Initiate early cross-functional
||Create a synergistic,
mission-oriented, productive environment.
||Reward all participants
||Use innovative, parallel,
iterative design strategies.
||Invest money to buy time
and tools and minimize risks.
||Prototype, and test key
design concepts early.
||Follow the Flow process
to meet milestones, manage risk, and ensure
||10. EARLY FEEDBACK
||Get early feedback and
nail defects quickly.
The approximately 150 techniques associated with these
commandments give your teams a checklist for ensuring
that they have the greatest chance to abide by these
commandments and succeeding on any project. The more
of these techniques a team follows, the greater their
odds of success.
Cornerstones of QRPD
- Obsessive, intelligent risk and resource management
- Time-based paradigm based on Late Cost per Week
(LCPW) means business as usual is out the window
- Volunteered commitment and responsibility
- Measured accountability based on meeting milestones
Oxymorons of QRPD
- Do less sooner. Focus on your company's
main priorities. Understand each project's potential
return to the company, and use your resources in a
focused, conscious manner. Concentrate on getting
a smaller number of projects to the market-more quickly
than they'll get there if you dilute your resources
across many projects. This also applies to features,
i.e., incremental innovations in your product.
- Slow down to speed up. Spend more time up
front to flush out risks, and issues that could become
negative, project-delaying surprises later.
- Blow up early and often. Don't be afraid
to make mistakes. Just be sure to find your "mines"
and mistakes as early as possible in the project.
- Spend now to save later. The more eyes and
tools you have looking at what might go wrong from
every perspective, the greater the chance you'll arrive
safely. Keep the time-based paradigm in mind: the
more money you invest-in tools, risk mitigation, etc.-the
more likely you'll be to reach completion as planned.