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Our Company

The Standish Group specializes in group-reflection. Group-reflection is the art and science of harnessing the deep knowledge, sentiment and understanding of an organization or a group of organizations to improve the well being of the information technology project delivery environment. The Standish Group provides a platform that produces actionable items that yield meaningful results.  The platform includes in-depth project research & reporting, benchmarks & appraisals and collaboration & decision-making tools & solutions. The Standish Group's mission is to make you more successful by showing ways to improve your IT project success rates and increase the value of your IT investments through group-reflection & the wisdom of crowds.

Our Beginning

The Standish Group was formed in 1985, with a vision. It was to collect case information on real-life IT failures and environments. Why? We do this in order to profile your projects and environments against those cases and deliver advice based on collective wisdom.

Our Mission

The Standish Group's mission is to make you more successful and help to show ways to improve your success rates and increase the value of your IT investments. We build and provide solutions that can reduce your risk and improve as well as accelerate the value of your Information Technology. The Standish Group provides IT investment planning research and services, such as, project assessments, requirements optimization, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Return on Investment (ROI), Risk, and Value Analysis based on years of high quality, independent primary research.

Our Customers

The Standish Group's customers embrace and focus on our solutions to help them have a better understanding of the risk and value of their technology investments. These clients encompass a range from the very largest organizations to new start-ups and are comprised of the largest banks, security firms, telecommunication companies, manufacturers, government agencies, and technology providers.

Our Values

Innovation and Understanding

Enthusiasm and Hard Work

Rigor & Quality

Respect for the Individual

Pride in the Company

Enjoyment of Life


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