Sample Research


The Standish Group is focused on our Value Portfolio Optimization and Management Service. This service provides for on-going management and optimization for software project portfolios.  In addition, The Standish Group offers a Single Project Appraisal Service and Modernization Project Appraisal Service. These services rely heavily on a platform of our extensive research database. This primary research database has over 50,000 detailed projects covering 1,000 organizations.  The Standish Group also maintains several skills and practice databases for skills assessments, report development and advisory engagements.  The Standish Group provides member services of special research reports and assessments.  This sample research offering provides insight into these benchmarks and assessments services, plus special research reports. 

 

Featured Report

Factors of Value

Factors of Value Research Report: outlines the Top Ten attributes that return the highest value of IT projects and investments. The report considers the top 10 percent of the organizations measured by project value and their skill levels for the 10 CHAOS Factors of Value. In this report we present the definitions of each of the Factors of Value.  The report also provides guidelines to improve the value of project investments. Note: This report is only available FREE to qualified IT executives.  Access to the report requires a code provided at the end of the Factors of Value Video.  Please watch the video to get the access code. Vendors, consultants, and all others must join our membership

Skills Assessment

Factors of Value

Factors of Value Benchmark: the purpose of this benchmark is to compare your value skills. The report provides a score based on our research and benchmarked against more than 1,000 other organizations. It also includes suggestions for improvement. Prior to executing the benchmark you must watch the Factors of Value Video and read the Factors of Value Research Report. You will be sent an e-mail after downloading the Factors of Value Research Report. The e-mail will include another code. Save the code. After reading the report you will be prepared to take the skills assessment and benchmark.

Exceeding Value

The Standish Group Exceeding Value report looks at the balance between success and value.   In this research report we consider measuring value as the prime metric for success and achieving portfolio nirvana.  We consider the benefits of replacing individual project success with rapid delivery portfolio success. We also consider the benefits of replacing absolute values with relative value.  Additionally, we provide an overview of Our Value Portfolio Optimization and Management Service. Our Value Portfolio Optimization and Management Service is a forward-thinking and predictive visualization of the value of your software investments.

CHAOS 2014

CHAOS 2014 includes the CHAOS Manifesto and CHAOS Report. CHAOS report: Twentieth First Anniversary Edition offers a traditional view. In this CHAOS report we have 12 charts, the traditional resolution, then size by resolution, the resolution by size, industry, type, method, world’s area, complexity, strategic alignment, and capability. CHAOS Manifesto 2014 offers an orthogonal view of the CHAOS Research and focuses on project value versus project success. Also includes the Five Deadly Sin of project management and other material.

You can purchase this report from LuLu for $24.99. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/standishgroup

 

Executive Sponsor Research Report

Executive Sponsor Research Report is a concise overview of the roles, responsibilities and skills needed to be an effective executive sponsor. The research report is broken-up into three sections: 1) Overview of the executive sponsor role with CHAOS statistics; 2) the fifty skills needed to be an effective executive sponsor and 3) summary.

You can purchase this report from LuLu for $24.99. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/standishgroup

Emotional Maturity Research Report

Emotional maturity is the collection of basic behavior of how people work together. In any group, organization, or company it is both the sum of their skills and the weakest link that determine the level of emotional maturity. In this research report we consider the skills needed to have a healthy emotional maturity environment.

You can purchase this report from LuLu for $24.99. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/standishgroup

The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet

Sex, violence and project management emotional maturity highlights The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet. This fictional mystery book is based on our first workshops on emotional maturity. Through this fast paced narrative we explore the Five Deadly Sins of project management and emotional maturity. The book is a composite of real project appraisal engagements. The project management professional will enjoy the setting while gaining a better understanding of the effects of emotional maturity.

You can purchase this report from LuLu for $24.98. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/standishgroup

CHAOS Memberships with Resolution Benchmark

The Standish Group is offering four types of membership to our research on project performance. Each membership level offers a range of project performance research and appraisals to meet the specific needs of your organization. The membership ranges from passive review to very active improvement. 

 

Haze

Haze report adds value to “Rethinking the Public Spending on ICT projects” report.  The report considers the current state of software developed and innovation as a comparison to the current state of government projects.  The report provides a number of data points reflecting the current state of government projects.  It also provides a reflection on the lifestyle of high efficient transformational projects.  The purpose of this thinking is to highlight that most government projects are not innovative, but transactional.  Transactional projects are generally less complex and easier to manage and complete than transactional projects.  Government projects become complex and hard to manage because of bad decision-making on the part of government bureaucracy and practices. Two companioned papers can be found in the Haze resource page.