1. Joint application development (JAD) uses highly organized and intensive workshops to bring together system owners, users, analysts, designers, and builders to jointly define and design systems. Synonyms include joint application design and joint requirements planning.
2. A JAD-trained systems analyst usually plays the role of facilitator for a workshop that will typically run from three to five full working days. This workshop may replace months of traditional interviews and follow-up meetings.
3. JAD provides a working environment in which to accelerate methodology activities and deliverables. It promotes enhanced system owner and user participation in system development. But it also requires a facilitator with superior mediation and negotiation skills to ensure that all parties receive appropriate opportunities to contribute to the system’s development.
4. One of the most interesting contemporary applications of systems analysis methods is business process redesign.