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The Little Book of Big Decision Models by Dr. Jim McGrath

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ROUND’S TRAP MODEL

Use this to remind you of the need to plan for and monitor the implementation of your decisions.

Geoff Round developed his TRAP Model as a quick and easy way for a manager to check that they had the resources to run a project or implement their decision. Without adequate resources successful implementation is difficult to achieve.

AS A FIRST STEP MANAGERS NEED TO CONFIRM THE:

Task: Define the task as clearly and fully as possible.

Resources: Clarify what resources, human and material, are available for the project.

Arithmetic: Check that the arithmetic adds up, i.e. given the task and the timescale for its completion are the resources available sufficient to do the job?

Priorities: What are the project’s priorities ...

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