Winning Hand

 

CHAOS Report 2016: The Winning Hand

We will soon be releasing the “CHAOS Report 2016: The Winning Hand”. The CHAOS Report 2016 updates the 2015 report which focused on presenting the data in different forms with many charts. Most of the updated charts come from the CHAOS database from the fiscal years 2012 to 2016. However, some the charts look at the whole database from 2007 to 2016.  Other focus on a single year. The CHAOS fiscal year starts March 1 and runs until the end of February.  A highlight of this report is our analysis and thought leadership what makes a winning hand and what makes a losing hand. This is outline of the report.

Page 1 Winning Hand: is a description of the attributes of the winning hand.  We also outline the attibutes of a losing hand.  There is one chart on this page title is Winning Hand versus Losing Hand.  It shows the results of success and value from the CHAOS Database 2012 to 2016.

Page 2 Project Size: is a discussion of the size of projects with regard to both succcess and value. On this page we display 2 pie charts Value for Large Projects, and Value for Small Projects for the year 2016 from the CHAOS Database.  We also display 2 tables: Project Size by CHAOS Resolution and CHAOS Resolution by Project Size.  These tables are also from the CHAOS Database from 2012 to 2016.

Page 3 Agile versus Waterfall: compares the resolution of all software projects segmented by the agile process, waterfall method and other.  We also break down agile and waterfall by size. We also discuss agile in name only.  Our one table on this page is resolution by method.  The results are from the CHAOS Database from 2012 to 2016.

Page 4 Traditional Resolution: is presented and discussed as well the six individual attributes to measuring success.  On this page we display 3 pie charts one table: OnBudget, OnTime, and OnTarget.  All 3 pie charts are for 2016 from the CHAOS Database.  We also display the Traditional Resolution for all projects table from 2012 to 2016.

Page 5 Modern Resolution: is defined and presented on this page.  On this page we display 3 pie charts by value, goal, and satisfaction. and Modern Resolution for All Projects. All 3 pie charts are for 2016 from the CHAOS Database.  We also display the Modern Resolution for all projects table from 2012 to 2016.

Page 6 Resolution by Industry: provides view of the CHAOS database from an industry standpoint. On this page we display 2 pie charts satisfaction level for healthcare projects and satisfaction level for telecom projects We also display a table shows the modern resolution of  CHAOS Resolution by Industry. All data is from the CHAOS Database from 2012 to 2016.

Page 7  World Area: show resolution of projects of 4 major geographical areas of the world. The main table on this page is CHAOS Resolution by each Area of the World. On this page we also display 2 pie charts with the emotional maturity skills of success projects and failed projects. Emotional maturity is relevant to the difference in success for major areas of the world. Data for the Area table is from the CHAOS Database from 2012 to 2016.  Data for emotional maturity is from the CHAOS Database from 2007 to 2016.

Page 8 Project Type: has a major effect on resolution. On this page we have one table that depicts CHAOS Resolution by Project Type. On this page we also display 2 pie charts. The first pie chart is Small Modernization Projects with a skilled executive sponsor.  The second pie chart is large purchased off-the-shelf application software with extensive modifications with an unskilled executive sponsor.  Data for the table and pie charts are from the CHAOS Database from 2012 to 2016.

Page 9 Complexity: discusses how we determine and appraise complexity. On this page we have one table that depicts the resolution of all software projects by complexity from 2012–2016 within the CHAOS database.  We also have 2 pie charts showing resolution of small easy projects and large, complex projects.  Data for both pie charts comes from the CHAOS Database from 2007 to 2016.

Page 10 Goal:  discusses the rating of goal. On this page we have one table that depicts the resolution of all software projects by goal from 2012–2016 within the CHAOS database.  We also have 2 pie charts showing resolution of small, loose to vague and small, close to precise projects.  Data for both pie charts comes from the CHAOS Database from 2007 to 2016.

Page 11 Skilled Staff: is a look at project resolution by capability. On this page we have one table that depicts the resolution of all software projects by capability from 2012–2016 within the CHAOS database. We also have 2 pie charts showing resolution of very high-value projects by skill-level and very low-value projects by skill-level.  Data for both pie charts comes from the CHAOS Database from 2007 to 2016.

Page 12: Factors of Success/Value: reflects our opinion of the importance of each attribute and our recommendation of the amount of effort and investment that should be considered to improve project success and value.  On this page we display a table of 2016 CHAOS Factors of Success with investment recommendation.

The new CHAOS report: 2016 Edition is only available to members.You can join in by going here.

 

 

 



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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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