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Book Week by Jim Johnson

Jan 26, 2022

It has been a while since I did some book reviews and over each day next week, I will present one my five favorite books I read in 2021. The book titles are: 



“Invention: A Life” by James Dyson


“Twelve and a Half: Leveraging the Emotional Ingredients Necessary for Business Success” by Gary Vaynerchuk.  


Adam Smith’s classic “Wealth of Nations” 


“Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy” by Joseph A. Schumpeter


Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty “written by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

Cape Cod Technology Council

Jan 22, 2022

We just released Wisdom Wednesday # 7 and CHAOS Tuesday Show #128. This show provides an overview of the Cape Cod Technology Council.  Our guest of this show is Bert Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Cape Cod Technology Council.  Mr. Jackson presents how the council moved from in-person to virtual meetings and the results of the transition. Bert talks about the main area of focus of the Cape Cod Technology Council (CCTC).  Learn how these areas promote social change in the Cape Cod Region.  Also learn about some of the guest speakers and their topics at the in-person and virtual meetings.  Bert outlines many of the other activities, sub-committees, and management structure of the organization. In the video, and podcast you will take away:

·      In-person to Virtual Transition

·      Overview of CCTC

·      How CCTC promotes Social Change

·      CCTC Operations

·      CCTC Educational services

You can watch or listen to show by going here: 




2022 Predictions

Dec 26, 2021

We just released Wisdom Wednesday # 6 and CHAOS Tuesday Show #127 is on the 2022 predictions. This show and the formal prediction report were created by Jim Johnson, Hans Mulder, and The Standish Group, but they were influenced by surveys and interviews of leading technology executives. We estimate our forecasting has a hit rate of 80%, even with some very way-out prognostications. Our 80% prediction hit-rate over the past 30 years has enabled our members to be better prepared.  Every year for 30 years we presented the word of the year. The word year often and in the year, influence many of the predictions.  In the video, podcast, and formal report you will take away:

  • ·      The Word of Year
  • ·      Five Rules and prediction for 2022
  • ·      Bonus Prediction from Hans Mulder
  • ·      Suggested Actions 
  • ·      Caveats

You can watch or listen to 2022 Prediction show by going here: https://www.standishgroup.com/chaostuesday/podcast/view/id/129

You watch the 2022 Prediction on YouTube by going: https://youtu.be/b5TJUhQlyUY

You can download the 2022 Prediction report by going here: https://www.standishgroup.com/files/billboard/2022-Predictions-Layout2.pdf


Future of Work

Dec 2, 2021

We will be releasing our Wisdom Wednesday# 5 and CHAOS Tuesday Show # 126 on December 4, 2021. In this show we explore what the future holds for knowledge workers with a global perspective. Our guest speaker is David West. Dave is an experienced and highly skilled advocate of the agile process and scrum methods. As the CEO of scrum.org, David has travel through time and space using Zoom with his scrum educational partners thought-out the world to gain a better understating of the future of work. David explains how changes using a generalist in the mainstream and specialists for distinct activities are one of the keys to the future of work.  Dave will focus on three elements he sees the future of work. In this show you will take away:

  • ·      Generalist v. Specialist
  • ·      Changes in Culture
  • ·      Agile Everywhere
  • ·      The Human Element
  • ·      Motivation

Note: Joining Dave are two panelists: Jim Crear, our CIO and Gene Sorbo, the CEO of Strong Tower Solutions, plus Jim Johnson as the host and after thoughts.

You can watch or listen to the Future of Work show by going here



In addition, our adviceblogs will feature excerpts from this show during the week on December 6, 2021

Preparing IT for 2025

Nov 13, 2021

We just released our Wisdom Wednesday #4 and CHAOS Tuesday Show #125 is on preparing for 2025. In this show we explore how to prepare general IT by 2025. Wisdom Wednesday #4 and CHAOS Tuesday Show #125 is on preparing for 2025. In this show we explore how to prepare general IT by 2025. Our guest speaker is Bruce Barnes. Bruce is a proven C-Level executive and college educator with a strong multi-industry background. He is a strategic thinker with very successful tenures in leading large organizations. Bruce will lay out what he has learned from high-level IT executives on preparing for 2025 during many of his The Digital Solutions Gallery events.  We will also be releasing the show as a podcast under CHAOS Tuesday.  In addition, our adviceblogs will feature excerpts from this show during the week on November 15, 2021

In this show you will take away:

  • ·      Technology advancements
  • ·      Workforce
  • ·      Global Playing Field
  • ·      Cybersecurity
  • ·      Culture

You can watch or listen to Preparing IT for 2025 by going here 



Note: To watch this show you need to be a registered user - Register here: https://www.standishgroup.com/registration

Infinite Flow Sponsor

Nov 12, 2021

This week we issued five new adviceblogs on the role of the infinite Flow Sponsor and the relationship to the FlowMentor. We also consider the how skills of Scrum Masters can jump start the implementation of Infinite Flow Teams and educating the skills of the Flow Sponsor.  These are the five skills, and you can click on them to review them. 

  1. Inspiration
  2. Hard work
  3. Imagination
  4. Decisiveness
  5. Connection

Note on the week of November 29th, we will release five more Infinite Flow Sponsor adviceblogs.   These adviceblogs will also feature how FlowMentors and Scrum Masters can help and educate the Infinite Flow Sponsor. 

Healthcare Moonshots

Oct 30, 2021

We just released our third Wisdom Wednesday. This show is on Healthcare Moonshots. Our guest speaker is Tim Chou. Tim is a founder in Bevel Cloud, an edge platform for sharing medical data. Joining us is Harry Scott, Software entrepreneur and angel Investor. Harry is an investor and special advisor to Dyad Medical, which is a partner with Bevel Cloud and uses large datasets with AI for cardiac diagnostics. We will also be releasing the show as a podcast under CHAOS Tuesday.  In addition, our adviceblogs will feature excerpts from this show during the week on November 1, 2021.

In this Moonshot show you will take away: 

  •     How medical edge computing works
  •     How Dyad uses Bevel Cloud in their Services
  •     Future of edge computing, large datasets, and AI
  •     What is the Bevel Cloud Studio
  •     How HIROs are Continuous Learning Environments

You can watch or listen to Healthcare Moonshots by going here https://www.standishgroup.com/chaostuesday/podcast/view/id/126


Oct 20, 2021

We just released a research report titled THE GOOD PLACE: A Guide to Improving Your Software Workplace Environment. The Good Place” Report is how we describe the ideal environment in which a sponsor and team work to create and implement a software product. It’s a “place,” of course, but that place is actually made up of people—the people who support the sponsor and the team. These people can be helpful or destructive, and that makes this area hard to mitigate. It’s imperative that the organization work to improve their skills if a software product is to succeed. “The Good Place” is broken down into 10 principles and 50 skills that will help an organization improve the software workplace.  Premium Members can download this report from the https://www.standishgroup.com/premiumReport


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Change Dynamics

Oct 16, 2021

Wisdom Wednesday #2 and CHAOS Tuesday Show #123 is on Change Dynamics. In this show we explore why digital transformation projects are challenged and slow to materialize. You will learn the contrast between the need for change and the effectiveness of change that is taking place. The difference between the traditional decision making and decisions during digital transformation projects.  The culture change needed for digital transformation projects. Our guest and speaker is Dion Kotteman.  Dion Kotteman is a former CIO, a current author, and consultant. Joining us on our panel is Hans Mulder, our director of European Research, Allan Salek, Program Leader: Complex, High-Risk or Troubled Transformations. Joining us on our panel is Hans Mulder, our director of European Research, Jim Crear, our CIO, and Allan Salek, Program Leader: Complex, High-Risk or Troubled Transformations. 

Takeaways for digital transformation are:

·        Contrast of Change

·        Decisions of Change

·        Culture of Change

·        Importance of Change

·        Risk of Change

Go here to watch this show: www.standishgroup.com/chaostuesday

Wisdom Wednesday

Sep 16, 2021

The Standish Group announces a new video series called: Wisdom Wednesday.  Wisdom Wednesdays will feature a cast of notorious speakers and timely topics. We plan to release one or two shows per month. Our first Wisdom Wednesday is on the Philosophy & Ethics of Cybersecurity. We will release this show on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Our guest speaker is Thornton May.  Thornton is a noted speaker, author, and futurist. He is the Founder at The Digital Value Institute. We will also have a panel of 2 to 3 people. In this show our panel is Harry Scott, Software entrepreneur and angle Investor, and Allan Salek, Program Leader: Complex, High-Risk or Troubled Transformations. 


Future shows include: Preparing IT for 2025 with Bruce Barnes, David West on the Future of Work, David Struman on Technology Due Diligence and Dion Kotteman on Change Dynamics/Project Saboteur.


If you would rather just listen to these programs, we will also be releasing them on our podcast platform, CHAOS Tuesday. 

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