New CHAOS 2015 CHARTS

The Standish Group has replaced and updated the primary 12 CHAOS Charts in the chart section with the following charts. All the charts are from the new CHAOS Database from fiscal years 2011 to 2015.  Fiscal year runs from March 1st to the end of February of the following year. Unless otherwise noted the total number of software projects is over 25,000 with an average of 5,000 per yearly period.  In addition, all charts, except for the first chart, use our modern definition of success. Modern Resolution is defined as OnTime, OnBudget with a satisfactory result.

Chart 1: Traditional Resolution for All Projects

Traditional Resolution is defined as OnTime, OnBudget and OnTarget.

Chart 2: Modern Resolution for All Projects

Modern Resolution is defined as OnTime, OnBudget with a satisfactory result.

Chart 3: Project Size by CHAOS Resolution

The chart shows the size of the software projects by the modern resolution definition.

Chart 4: CHAOS Resolution by Project Size

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by size.

Chart 5: CHAOS Resolution by Industry

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by industry.

Chart 6: CHAOS Resolution by Project Type

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by project type. Project type is the development method used to create the application or system.

Chart 7: CHAOS Resolution by Agile versus Waterfall

The chart compares the resolution of all software projects from Fiscal 2011 to 2015 within the new CHAOS database is segmented by the agile process and waterfall method.  The Standish Group took great care to code each project by true agile and true waterfall. The total number of software projects in these two segments is over 10,000.

Chart 8: CHAOS Resolution by Area of the World

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by the four major areas of the world. 

Chart 9: CHAOS Resolution by Complexity

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by complexity.

Chart 10: CHAOS Resolution by Goal

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by goal.

Chart 11: CHAOS Resolution by Capability

The chart shows the resolution of all software projects by capability.

Chart 12: 2015 CHAOS Factors of Success

Chart shows the 2015 Factors of Success.  This chart reflects our opinion of the importance of each attribute and our recommendation of the amount of effort and investment that should be considered to improve project success.

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