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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.

Project Sponsor Mentoring

Apr 24, 2019

 

The Standish Group announces a major change on our training program for project sponsors, champions, and owners. The Good Sponsor Mentored training is a structured program managed by a professional mentor. Mentoring is a critical ingredient in improving project sponsor skills. Finding a person to mentor you can be hard. In addition, many former sponsors are neither experienced in mentoring or proficient in sponsoring. The Standish is offering two mentored sponsor programs: Good Sponsor Mentored Nanoclass and Good Sponsor Rapid Mentored Workout

The benefits of the Good Sponsor Mentored program are:

  • Acquisition of good sponsor habits
  • High retention of project sponsor skills
  • Life-Long Learning Credits
  • Confidence in your ability to sponsor projects
  • Special coaching is available

Please see our video for an overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baJ8ERozPsg

For more information, please contact Jennifer Lynch (jennifer@standishgroup.com)

 

Explorers Wanted

Feb 18, 2019

by Jim Johnson

Recently we were asked if we needed a speaker for our upcoming Good Mate Workshop on April 5. In our workshops we do not have speakers and attendees. We have guides and explorers. The idea of our workshops is to explore and flush out contemporary issues. Our guides, which I am one, only talk for a few minutes to frame an issue in order to stimulate thought.  Then small teams of explorers work on the current issue for about 20 to 30 minutes.  After the 20 or 30 minutes we have a general conversation on what the explorers found. This in not a new concept, we have been trying to perfect this procedure for the last 25 years from our first CHAOS University workshop in 1995.  Much of the learning featured in PM2GO microblogs came out of these types of workshops.  The Standish Group will hold a Good Mate Workshop in Burlington, MA (USA), at the Scrum.org classroom and will run from 9AM to 2PM. For more information go to our event page or sign-up in our store.

There is ME in Team

Jan 23, 2019

On April 5, 2019, The Standish Group will hold a Good Mate Workshop in Burlington, MA (USA), at the Scrum.org classroom and will run from 9AM to 2PM. 

Evan Sorensen and JimJohnson will present an overview of over 65 years of research from The Standish Group (on project team performance) as well as the Gottman Institute (on personal relationships). The workshop will highlight our new book The Good Mate: How Understanding Team Relationships Can Make You Happier and More Productive. This workshop is neither a team-building exercise nor a technical workshop. It is focused only on how individual team mates can develop better relationship skills for cohesive, productive, and happier teams. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Lynch (jennifer@standishgroup.com), go to our event page or sign-up in our store

The Good Mate Workshop is sponsored by Scrum.org

 

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