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Benchmarks and Assessments

Our Benchmarks and Assessments are designed to find the single most important item that will improve your project performance. These benchmarks and assessments are for both individuals and organizations to improve one thing and make it an established habit. Our Benchmarks and Assessments focus on providing for a gradual improvement verses wholesale upheaval. We have 8 different benchmarks and assessments:  1) Value Portfolio Optimization, 2) Project Resolution Benchmark, 3) Decision Latency, 4) Environmental Appraisal, 5) Single Project Appraisal,… Read more
 

CHAOS University Courses

The Standish offers three types of online educational courses. Our courses are designed specifically for busy people. They are individual focused with mentor guidance for high retention rates.  They are designed to be asynchronous and students can begin at any time and complete the course at their own pace. We have three types of courses: Influencer, Crash, and Mentor.Influencer CoursesInfluencer courses are specifically design for project managers, business analysts, Scrum masters/owners and other software executives to influence project sponsors,… Read more

Notice: Dezider Users

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 membershipTo join the premium… Read more
 

CHAOS Report 2020

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… Read more

Notice: Café CHAOS Readers

Café CHAOS content has been moved and will now be accessible only for members of The Standish Group. Fortunately, the Standish Group is offering free basic membership.  This membership includes:·       Café CHAOS blog posts·       CHAOS Tuesday podcasts·       Advice (formally pm2go content)·       Legacy CHAOS reports (1994 to 2015)·       General research reports·       EZ-ROI ·       EZ-Optimix for Single Project (limited features)To join, please go to:https://www.standishgroup.com/registration/registration/registration.Please note that blog.standishgroup.com (Café CHAOS) will go offline forever on August 31, 2019.
 

Notice: Cafe CHAOS is Moving

Notice: Café CHAOS Readers: Café CHAOS content has been moved and will now be accessible only for members of The Standish Group. Fortunately, the Standish Group is offering free basic membership.  This membership includes:·       Café CHAOS blog posts·       CHAOS Tuesday podcasts·       Advice (formally pm2go content)·       Legacy CHAOS reports (1994 to 2015)·       General research reports·       EZ-ROI ·       EZ-Optimix for Single Project (limited features)To join, please go to:https://www.standishgroup.com/registration/registration/registration. Please note that blog.standishgroup.com (Café CHAOS) will go offline forever on August 31, 2019.

RIP: H. Ross Perot

  by Jim Johnson  I only met Ross once. It was the winter of 1974. While my memories of our encounter are somewhat of a misty colored haze, my general impression was of a straightforward, honest person. Although he was friendly, I found him to be very penetrating in his questions. He used amusing stories and humor to make you feel comfortable—although it seemed to me that he did not suffer fools gladly.  His company, Electronic… Read more
 

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