Rapid Application Development (RAD), a revolutionary software archetype of the 1990’s, while living up to its promise is still a fertile area for continued research and additional capitalization. This is evidenced by recent workshops at the University of Southern California; Center for Software Engineering (June 1997 and March 1998), the Software Productivity Consortium Workshop in Herndon, VA (November 1997), the Software and Systems Engineering Productivity Project of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, Austin, TX, and the Software Technology Conference Panel (April 1998). With little variation the tenets of RAD are essentially those of software development in general: methodology or choice of architectures and tools, requirements and design analyses, selection of personnel and management, construction, and implementation and support. What then sets RAD apart is a very structured approach typically relying on small welltrained teams, use of evolutionary prototypes, and rigid limits on development time fames. In summary, the goals of RAD are: faster, better, cheaper.