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About The Standish Group

Our Mission

Our mission is to change the world in the way software development is managed. The new dawn in a software process will result in healthier and more rapid software development.  We will accomplish this through the promotion and advancement of software value techniques and philosophies.  

Our philosophy is based on:

  • Group reflection
  • Intensive primary research
  • Constant feedback

Our Service

The Standish Group offers a broad range of tools and services.  We provide advice and research through our membership programs.  We provide education and training through our CHAOS University services, workshops, and education partnerships with major colleges and universities.  We provide both individual and organizational based assessments and benchmarks on our extensive database and AI tools. 

Our service is:

  • Timely and timeless
  • Comprehensive
  • Comprehendible

Our Company

The Standish Group is a primary research advisory organization that focuses on software development performance. Using our extensive primary research you can improve your investments in software.  We are a group of highly dedicated professionals with years of practical experience helping organizations improve.

Our skills help you be more:

  • Innovative
  • Valuable
  • Predictable

Our History

The Standish Group was formed in 1985 with a vision of innovating group reflection using case-based reasoning techniques. We do this in order to profile your projects and environments against thousands of cases to deliver more precise advice based on collective wisdom. For over 30 years The Standish Group has been researching and providing advice on how to increase the value of software investments.

We do this through our 3 unique items:

  • Research database of 50,000 projects
  • Patented optimization formula
  • Our insight into a broad set of projects

Our flagship product is our Value Portfolio Optimization and Management Service. This service provides for on-going management and optimization of your software project portfolio. Our Value Portfolio Optimization and Management Service helps you manage your software project portfolio to greatly improve your return on investment.  

Our process is

  • Rapid & simple
  • Comprehensive
  • Comprehendible

For more information about our organization and our services, please e-mail Jennifer Lynch: Jennifer@standishgroup.com.

We look forward to serving you!