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Last Updated on: February 23, 2017

Digital Transformation Project Report

Nov 17, 2016

Just released a special report on Digital Transformation Projects. The Special CHAOS Report on Digital Transformation Projects follows the same outline and datapoints of the normal CHAOS Reports, but segmenting the Digital Transformation Projects. Like The CHAOS Report 2016, this special report presents the data in different forms with many charts. The charts included have the resolution by size, industry, type, method, complexity, strategic alignment, and capability. All of the charts come from the CHAOS database from the fiscal years 2007 or 2008 to 2016. The following is the outline of the report:

Page 1: Introduction: Chart: The Traditional resolution of all projects and DTP projects from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database. Traditional resolution is OnTime, OnBudget, and OnTarget.

Page 2: Modern DTP Resolution: Chart: The Modern resolution of all projects and DTP projects from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database. Modern resolution is OnTime, OnBudget with a satisfactory result.

Page 3: DTP Resolution by Size: Chart: Caption: The resolution of DTPs by size from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 4: Complexity: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by complexity from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 5:  Size-Complexity Matrix: Chart: The Size-Complexity Matrix provides guidelines for categorizing a project in order to assess the risk and effort.

Page 6: Size-Complexity Matrix Guidelines: Two Charts: 1) Guidelines on how to measure the size of a project and 2) Guidelines on how to measure the complexity of a project.

Page 7: Project Sponsor: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by the skill level of the project sponsor from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 8: Emotional Maturity: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by the emotional maturity skill level of the project team from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 9: Competent Staff: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by capability from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 10:  Optimization: The resolution of DTPs by the optimization skill level of the project team from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 11: Agile Process: Two Charts 1) Growth of agile projects and decline of waterfall projects within the CHAOS Database from 2008 to 2016 and 2) The resolution of DTPs by agile versus waterfall from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 12: Project Manager: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by project manager skill levels from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 13: Type of Projects: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by type from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 14: Goal: Chart: The value of DTPs by goal from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 15: Industry: Chart: The resolution of DTPs by industry from FY2007–2016 within the CHAOS database.

Page 16: Factors of Success/Value: Table: reflects our opinion of the importance of each attribute and our recommendation for the amount of effort and investment that should be considered to improve DTP success and value.   

Page 17: Summary: Provides 10 recommendations to achieve value and success for a DTP

Page 18: Value Optimization Service: overview of the program which results in a closed-loop system of continuous self-reflection and improvement.

The Special CHAOS Report on Digital Transformation Projects is available free to members in our report sections of our website dashboard.  Non-members can purchase the report in our company store.

 

News Archive

 

Cafe CHAOS News

Trump's Lesson for Sponsors

Nov 9, 2016

In my recent book "The Good Sponsor" I listed 10 major attributes needed to be a good project sponsor.

CHAOS Tuesday News

Good Sponsor Roundtable

Jan 24, 2017

CHAOS Tuesday #111: is an overview of our Good Sponsor Roundtable to be held April 25 10:30 - 20:30 including dinner and April 26 from 9:00 to 15:30. All sessions will take place at an Antwerp Management School, Antwerp. Belgium. In The Good Sponsor Roundtable you will join a unique and inspirational forum to learn how to mentor project owners and sponsors. The roundtable features peers, experts, and best practices that will spark reflective action to put in practice. By engaging in The Good Sponsor Roundtable you will discover how to:

•   Overcome the executive ego barrier to improvement 


•   Discover the most important sponsor weakness 


•   How to improve the most important sponsor weakness 


•   Improve the general sponsor skills through our unique exercises 


•   How to rank and benchmark your sponsors 


You will also learn how to help your sponsors move up in the rankings 

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PM2GO News

Butterfly Effect on Business value

Feb 23, 2017

Jennifer Lynch suggests you consider how the project will change the business, such as increased sales, reduced cost and improved process efficiency.

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Continuous Delivery

Feb 22, 2017

Jim Johnson suggests you stop doing releases.

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Overcoming the Old Guard

Feb 21, 2017

As Don Haderle says, “A good executive sponsor will have his and her ears to ground to understand what’s coming at you that is going to be disruptive and be prepared to take advantage of opportunities.

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Rank Complexity

Feb 20, 2017

Hans Mulder suggests you rank the complexity 

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P17. Blaming the Victim

Feb 17, 2017

17. Blaming the Victim: is the practice of holding the client responsible for everything that goes wrong with the project, particularly if it ultimately fails. 

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