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Last Updated on: May 25, 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

The Little Pie Chart that Could

May 21, 2017

I presented a little pie chart on the percentage of features and functions that were actually used.

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

Corrosive

May 25, 2017

Pauline Nist relates that on one of my DEC server projects we had this very brilliant engineer, but he was corrosive. 

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Peer Review

May 24, 2017

Jim Crear suggests that internal and external peers can often provide valuable input.

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One to Many Relationship

May 23, 2017

Lee Jones suggests that if you have many areas that are effected by the project you need to create an executive steering committee.

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Own the Future

May 22, 2017

Don Haderle suggests a good sponsor will own the future. 

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Sponsor Commitment

May 19, 2017

As Dave Bealby says, “I have seen a lot of programs where the executive sponsor has been given a charter and they either embrace it and feel the program will add to their success in their position or they do not embrace it and feel that it is a burden and make no commitment to the program success."

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