RAPP is a recently (patented 2017) developed methodology to improve the success rate of significant change programs by thoroughly vetting them before their launch and then carefully planning program execution, deployment and subsequent program reviews to form a complete planning cycle. RAPP is a facilitated process that engages key stakeholders to achieve positive benefits while minimizing unintended consequences common to change programs.
The planning stages begin with a facilitated process with key stakeholders. The process begins with the identification of specific transformation goals, followed by the generation of obstacles and accomplishments that overcome obstacles. Each accomplishment then has attached to it actions with probabilistic estimates of effort and duration.
This information provides the necessary input to generate comprehensive program plans in a format that lends itself to analysis with Project Risk Management Software from which risk analyzed schedules, resource estimates, financial projections and cost-benefit analyses can be derived.
RAPP combines operational domain experts’ judgement with quantitative economic analysis and establishes a common frame of reference for program stakeholders as a change initiative or program progresses from inception through implementation and reviews.