CHAOS Report 2014

 

Twenty-one years ago we published the “CHAOS Report”. Every year since we have published a variant of the original CHAOS Report, but never calling it the CHAOS Report.  We have called new CHAOS reports: CHAOS Rising, Extreme CHAOS, CHAOS Chronicle, CHAOS: A Recipe for Success CHAOS Manifesto, and CHAOS Knowledge Center.  That changes now and this year we are publishing a new traditional CHAOS Report.  The title of the new traditional report is CHAOS Report: Twentieth First Anniversary Edition.  We also plan to publish a new CHAOS report each year. Each CHAOS Report has the latest CHAOS numbers and information. Each report presents the12 most important charts from the CHAOS research.  The 12 charts are:

Chart 1 CHAOS Resolution for All Projects: The first chart shows the resolution of all software projects from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000 with an average of 5,000 per yearly period. 

Chart 2 Cost, Time, and Target: The second chart shows the cost and time overruns of challenged projects from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database. The chart also shows the percent of scope in the deliverable of the project.

Chart 3 Project Size by CHAOS Resolution: The third chart shows the size of the software projects by the resolution of all from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000. 

Chart 4 CHAOS Resolution by Project Size: The fourth chart shows the resolution of all software projects by size from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000.

Chart 5 CHAOS Resolution by Industry: The fifth chart shows the resolution of all software projects by industry from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000.

Chart 6 CHAOS Resolution by Area of the World: The sixth chart shows the resolution of all software projects from 2009 to 2013 by the four major areas of the world.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000.

Chart 7 CHAOS Resolution by Project Type: The seventh chart shows the resolution of all software projects by project type from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000.

Chart 8 CHAOS Resolution by Agile versus Waterfall: The eighth chart compares the resolution of all software projects from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database is segmented by the agile process and waterfall method. The total number of software projects is over 10,000.

Chart 9 CHAOS Resolution by Complexity: The ninth chart shows the resolution of all software projects by complexity from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000.

Chart 10 CHAOS Resolution by Goal: The tenth chart shows the resolution of all software projects by goal from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000.

Chart 11 CHAOS Resolution by Capability: The eleventh chart shows the resolution of all software projects by capability from 2009 to 2013 within the new CHAOS database.  The total number of software projects is over 25,000. 

Chart 12 CHAOS Factors of Success: This twelfth chart shows our current thinking on the ten CHAOS Factors of success.

The new CHAOS report: Twentieth First Anniversary Edition is available to members in our report sections of our new website and available to non-members in our store



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Jennifer Lynch

Jennifer Lynch is Communication Manager for The Standish Group. Jennifer’s expertise is to create and execute an industry, press and customer communications strategy designed to increase the visibility and awareness of The Standish Group, its products, services, and corporate citizenship initiatives.

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