FAST EXCELLENCE THROUGH FACILITATION. Gary Rush The FAST Process MGR Consulting www.mgrconsulting.com [email protected] POWER - Politics, Security, Misunderstandings CONSENSUS - Clear, Agreement, Shared Knowledge TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE -
Conducted by a well-trained Facilitator with the right participantsFASTIS THE SOLUTION
Helps correct Communication Problems
Consolidates Resource Commitments
Eliminates Serial Interviewing
A structured meeting designed to
extract high-quality information from
users in a compressed time-frame using
visual aids and a workshop process to
enhance the communication process.
This structured meeting uses a neutral
facilitator to guide participants through
a structured, yet flexible, process towards
a common goal.
IT IS NOT
It is NOT a replacement for analytical
Formal yet Flexible
Facilitated to manage
Depends on skills of
Too many "Stakes"
"Redesign the Wheel" for
Built on proven techniques
Agenda, Purpose, Objectives
Orchestrated - NOT Ad Hoc
CASE and other Automated Tools
TRAINED Session Leaders
These people vary according to the type of work.
Most Team Members are permanent -- some are temporary (e.g., a Methodologist).THE ROLESTEAM MEMBER
REVIEW & RESOLVE:
Concentrated environment with extensive use of visuals striving for Win-Win situations - Consensus.
Complete documentation, resolve open items and communicate with upcoming participants.
"Users" are both Business-Users and Project Team Users - they all have a stake in the outcome.THE FAST PHILOSOPHY
The information is consensus-based
Better involvement and understanding by all parties
Increased Quality and ProductivityTHE BENEFITS OF FAST