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2021 Plans


Now that 2020 is in the rearview mirror and we have presented our Predictions for 2021, It is time to talk about our plans for the next year.  

Here is what we are thinking about for the Premium Membership:

Success Ladder Benchmark: requires that you indicate the skill level of the project sponsor, team, and environment.  However, unless you do an assessment this will only be a guess. We have decided to add these 3 assessments to the premium service.  You can first do the assessment for the 3 skill levels and then add the scores to the benchmark.  Expect to see this new feature by the end of January. 

Skills Assessments: besides the  project sponsor, team, and environment we are adding an Infinite Flow Readiness Assessment. The Infinite Flow Readiness Assessment follows the same format and process of the other 3 project assessments. Each assessment has 50 questions over a set of principles. You will be asked to answer each of the questions from Poorly Skilled to Very Skilled. The Standish Group will calculate your score and provide recommendation for improvement. All 4 assessments are free to premium members. In addition, there is no limit to the number of assessments or Success Ladder Benchmarks.  

CHAOS2021 Report: will be an updated 2020 report with new guidance for improving the three Factors of Success project sponsor, team, and environment. This guidance can also help improve the scores of the assessments if followed.  We will also be adding some new observations for the current CHAOS Database. However, it will not be a new report, but just a revision to current CHAOS 2020 Report.

Education: courses for 2021 are planned to be streamlined and integrated into the premium offering. We will be offering five 12-hour classes. The five courses are:

1.    Overview of CHAOS Research  

2.    The Good Sponsor: Principles & Skills

3.    The Good Team: Principles & Skills

4.    The Good Place: Principles & Skills

5.    Infinite Flow Principles & Skills

The courses are companion to the daily adviceblog with that over Life-Long Learner (L3) points.  Each course provides 12 hours or 120 L3 points   After 60 hours or 600 L3 points we will issue you a Life-Long Learner (L3) Certificate from CHAOS University and The Standish Group. Therefore, doing the 5 courses you will earn a L3 Certificate or for any combination of course and adviceblogs. The courses are limited to an individual premium member and are not transferable. 

FlowMate: we plan many new features and functions for 2021.  The main highlight of 2021 is the 4-level of rating and feedback function (Happiness Circle). The 4-level rating starts with the producers to rate each daily task script for value and customer satisfaction, the second level is the sponsor doing a similar rating after the daily task is implemented, a few days later the users get to rate the daily tasks for the third level.  The fourth level rating is during a collaborative retrospective. Other features will include ways to improve general collaboration within the team. 

Infinite Flow: will be our research and publishing focus. Besides the readiness assessment and improvements to FlowMate our plan is to publish a guide to setting up and managing an Infinite Flow team. We also want to give guidance when to use an Infinite Flow verse a software project. In addition, how to hand off a completed software project to an Infinite Flow team. We also want to look at where and when to deploy an infinite Flow team or teams. We are working on internal and external contracts for Infinite Flow.  In addition, we will layout the relationship to an external outsources Infinite Flow and how to manage the relationship from both to customer and vendor viewpoint.  

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