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Cafe CHAOS is a Standish Group’s blog that provides our opinion of critical project performance issues. 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. Café CHAOS provides practical information on this platform.

Marc Check

Marc Check is a freelance digital consultant. He was the former Vice President of Technology at the Rock’N Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Marc Check’s experience includes senior management positions at the Museum of Science of Boston, the National Center for the History of Electronic Games, American Journal of Play, Strong National Museum of Play and Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Timothy Chou

is an author, teacher, and senior technology executive. Tim is the author of “The End of Software” and “Cloud”. Tim is a lecturer at Stanford University. Tim works with technology start-up firms focusing on cloud computing. Mr. Chou was the president and founder of Oracle On Demand. Tim held senior executive positions at Reasoning, Inc. and Tandem Computers.

Martin Cobb

Martin Cobb is formerly of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Lieven Coelus

Lieven Coelus is a Belgian director in a European equipment manufacturing Group. He has over 15 years of experience as CFO and over 15 years of experience in corporate banking, holds a Master degree in Nautical Sciences at nautical University Antwerp, two Master degree’s in Accountancy and in Tax Management at Vlekho Brussels, is certified in Middle Management and obtained a Master degree in Controllership at Vlerick School , and is CSFM certified at Insead Paris. He is co-author of the basic handbook on Consolidation still used today in Belgian economical universities .He is now taking up the Master in IT Management at Antwerp Management School to endeavour the digital transformation in the business environment.

Herb Cohen

Dr. Herb Cohen is an internationally renowned consultant on negotiating strategy, commercial dealings, and crisis management. The author of The New York Times bestseller,You Can Negotiate Anything, his clients have included business executives, large corporations, and governmental agencies.

Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman was a serial entrepreneur. Bill is best known as founding and operating BEA Systems, Inc. BEA was the original unicorn growing to a billion dollars revenue in just five years. Bill also started and ran several other organizations. In addition, he was a prolific venture capitalist and angle investor. On November 29, 2020 he died after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.

Tony Collins

Tony Collins writes a blog for ComputerWorldUK and is freelance writer. Tony co-founded Campaign4Change. Tony worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Tony co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).

Deb Cote

Deb Cote is a Senior Director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Brigham. She is an adjunct professor at Harvard University and Northeastern University. Deb is a results-driven Project Management Professional (PMP) with experience and education in strategic planning, PMO startup and execution, project management, training and education, document management, technical communications, and personnel management.

Frederic Crabbé

Frederic Crabbé is 8 years active as a consultant, mainly in the banking industry and public sector. His specific project experience includes working on large transformation engagements where he has taken up roles as Application Manager, Business (Process) Analyst and Project Manager. He holds master degrees in "Applied Economics" and “Law & Economics”, several certifications and is currently involved in the two year program of "Executive Master in IT Management" at the Antwerp Management School.