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Life-long Learning (L3) Certificate

Jun 12, 2020

We are introducing a new feature for our advice section for premium members. We are providing  the capability to earn professional development credits and gain a Life-long Learning (L3) Certificate from CHAOS University and The Standish Group. The process is simple. All you have to do is read our daily adviceblog and reply that you read it.  We have set-up a special dashboard to hold the latest adviceblogs to be read.  You can also have the option to have the daily adviceblog e-mailed to you with a link to confirm you read it. If you read and reply to 10 of our adviceblogs we will give you 1 hour of professional development credit. This credit will in the format of a formal report.  After 60 hours or 600 microblogs we will issue you a Life-Long Learner L3 Certificate from CHAOS University and The Standish Group. To maintain your L3 you will need to complete 10 hours or 100 microblogs over the next year. Please note, our new PDCs are non-organizational specific, so you can apply for credit to any of your professional and/or academic organizations. However, we make no assurances that any professional and/or academic organization will honor these credits. L3 PDCs are only available for premium members: https://www.standishgroup.com/store/premium-membership-and-chaos-reports.html

The Good Place Guide

Jun 6, 2020

The Standish Group is working on a new guide to create and maintain a wholesome environment for developing and implementing software applications and projects. The Good Place Guide will follow the format of The Good Sponsor and The Good Mate with 10 principles and 50 skills. The Good Place Guide will also follow the Good Place Appraisal and  The Good Place skills summary in our CHAOS2020 Beyond Infinity Report with greater details and advice. Over each of the next 10 weeks we will be releasing five adviceblogs that follow one of The Good Place Principles. These microblogs are rough drafts that are for the final Good Place Guide, so please remember this is for you, and provide feedback and any correction to me (Jennifer@standishgroup.com).  Following the adviceblogs and feedback The Standish Group will create a formal Good Place Guide. Thank you for your support.  

Good Sponsor Crash Course Membership Special

Apr 9, 2020

The Standish is offering a Good Sponsor Crash Course Membership Special. The latest CHAOS2020 report shows the best way to increase project performance and prevent project failures is to have a skilled project sponsor. The Good Sponsor Crash Course Membership Special includes the Good Sponsor crash course, CHAOS2020: Beyond Infinity Report and many other membership services. For more information go to the Standish Store: https://www.standishgroup.com/store/

 

CHAOS2020 Beyond Infinity

Mar 27, 2020

CHAOS 2020 Beyond Infinity: is broken down into 10 sections. In the first section, we start with the three new Factors of Success, Good Place, Good Team, and Good Sponsor. Then we look at the root cause of project failure which is poor decision latency. Then we look at the root cause poor decision latency which is low emotional maturity. In Section 2, We then look at the Classic CHAOS charts. We follow these charts with more charts in  Section 3: Type and Styles of Projects, In the next three sections are details of The Good Sponsor, The Good Team and The Good Place. Section 7 is an overview of the current CHAOS Database. The next section is an overview of  New Resolution Database Benchmark. The Dutch Connection describes the contributions made by the Netherlands and Belgium and their effect on our research. Myths and Illusions debunks some typical beliefs about “project improvement.” The Epilogue takes a look at 60 years of software development. 

 To get a copy you need to become a Premium Standish Member: https://www.standishgroup.com/store/

Virtual Success Ladder Benchmark

Mar 19, 2020

The Standish Group in response to the coronavirus pandemic and customer demand, will perform all single project assessments using all virtual technology. In addition, from now on all single project assessments will be executed using our Success Ladder Benchmark. Our unique Success Ladder Benchmark uses the six steps to review the new software project by narrowing and modifying the pool of projects from our database of 50,000 in-depth project cases. 

  • Step  1: Basic Actuary Pool
  • Step 2: Size Actuary Pool
  • Step 3: Complexity Actuary Pool
  • Step 4: Good Place Behavior modification
  • Step 5: Good Team Behavior modification
  • Step 6: Good Sponsor Behavior modification

The Standish Group is the only organization that can improve your decision process, reduce your decision time, and improve your project value through the means of a statically relevant process.  For more information go to: https://www.standishgroup.com/benchmark

Please note a self-service rough order of magnitude Success Ladder Benchmark is also included in our Premium Membership

Success Ladder Benchmark

Nov 1, 2019

We just released our first version of our Success Ladder Benchmark. This benchmark measures your chances of a success for a single project.  The benchmark will return a result based on answers to questions against the 50,000 project profiles in the CHAOS Database. Currently the Success Ladder has three rungs: actuary, size, and complexity.  The Success Ladder Benchmark ultimately will have six rungs. The six rungs are:  

Rung 1 is the actuary:  results are based on two project profile questions.

Rung 2 is size: results change based on our labor cost range.

Rung 3 is complexity: results change based on the complexity range

Rung 4: is Good Place: results change based on the environmental skills

Rung 5: is Good Team: results change based on the team emotional maturity

Rung 6: is Good Sponsor: results change based the skills of the sponsor

Premium members will be able to use the three rungs for now and later at the publication of the CHAOS Report 2020 all 6 rungs. If you are not a premium member you can sign up in our store: Premium Membership

Notice: Dezider Users

Aug 1, 2019

The Dezider application has been rewritten and is now much simpler to use to help you benchmark your decision latency.  However, in order to use the new Simple Dezider, you must become a premium member of The Standish Group. Premium membership offers these services:

  • ·       Simple Dezider
  • ·       Current CHAOS reports (2016 to 2020)
  • ·       Selected special research reports
  • ·       Environmental assessments
  • ·       Optimix for Portfolio of Projects
  • ·       EZ-Optimix for Single Project (unlimited features)
  • ·       Drafts of Work in Process research
  • ·       All the services of the free membership

To join the premium membership, go to: 

https://www.standishgroup.com/store/.

Please note that dezider.com will go offline forever on August 31, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lynch at Jennifer@standishgroup.com.

 

CHAOS Report 2020

Jul 30, 2019

 

The Standish Group announces the availability of the next CHAOS Report, which will be formally released in January 2020.  However, we will be releasing draft sections starting in September 2019.  Drafts, and the formal report, will be available only for premium members of The Standish Group. Premium membership offers the following services:

  • ·       Current CHAOS reports (2016 to 2020)
  • ·       Selected special research reports
  • ·       Environmental assessments
  • ·       Simple Dezider
  • ·       Optimix for Portfolio of Projects
  • ·       EZ-Optimix for Single Project (unlimited features)
  • ·       Drafts of Work in Process research
  • ·       All the services in the basic membership 

To join as a premium member, go to: 

https://www.standishgroup.com/store/.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Lynch at Jennifer@standishgroup.com.

Notice: Standish Group Users

Jul 29, 2019

 

The Standish Group has consolidated four of our websites to the main Standish website, www.standishgroup.com. These websites include: dezider.com, Café CHAOS, pm2go.com, and CHAOS Tuesday.  Access to the content and services of Café CHAOS, pm2go.com, and CHAOS Tuesday is free through basic membership in the Standish Group.  This basic membership includes:

  • ·       Advice (formally pm2go content)
  • ·       Legacy CHAOS reports (1994 to 2015)
  • ·       General research reports
  • ·       Café CHAOS blog posts
  • ·       CHAOS Tuesday podcasts
  • ·       EZ-ROI 
  • ·       EZ-Optimix for Single Project (limited features)

You must become a premium member to use Simple Dezider. To join or upgrade to premium membership, go to our store: https://www.standishgroup.com/store/.

Please note: pm2go.com, dezider.com, chaostuesday.com, and blog.standishgroup.com will go offline forever on August 31, 2019.

To join with a free basic membership, please go to: 

https://www.standishgroup.com/registration/registration/registration.

To join as a premium member, please go to:

https://www.standishgroup.com/store/.

Notice: pm2go Users

Jul 26, 2019

 

Please note that our pm2go.com content will now appear as part of the offeringsof The Standish Group. The pm2go content will be referred to as “advice,” and it can be accessed only through our free basic membership in Standish.  This membership includes:

 

  • ·       Advice (formally pm2go content)
  • ·       Legacy CHAOS reports (1994 to 2015) 
  • ·       General research reports
  • ·       Café CHAOS blog posts
  • ·       CHAOS Tuesday podcasts
  • ·       EZ-ROI 
  • ·       EZ-Optimix for Single Project (limited features)

 

To join, please go to:

https://www.standishgroup.com/registration/registration/registration.

 

Note: pm2go.com will go offline forever on August 31, 2019.

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