Bookworms is a group of Standish and non-Standish contributors that like to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying. Bookworms provide reviews with a rating from 5 (best) to 1 (worst) butterflies. The rating is based on the value of the information to project managers, sponsors, and the general success of projects. Bookworms include Jim Johnson, Mark Snow, Jennifer Lynch, and Jim Crear.
Pieter Borrias holds his own company where he helps and supports companies in roles like: project lead, manager of professional knowledge, business consultant, enterprise engineer, invisor/advisor, business analyst. Peter has a technical background as a systems-network-DBA and interim technical team-lead. Peter has studied DEMO bachelor and DEMO Master+ under guidance of Professor dr. ing. Jan Dietz. In his work Peter is focused on Performing in Social Interaction (DEMO/PSI). Peter currently is a first year student Executive Master Enterprise IT Architecture at the University of Antwerp Management School.
Mohamed Bougharda is a Consultant/Architect with focus on Security, Infrastructure and Cloud. Mohamed is a first-year student at the Antwerp Management School and following the track Executive Master Enterprise of IT Architecture. Working for more than 21 years in the IT business and started 12 years ago with at his own company with providing consultancy services to different customers. As an IT Consultant/Architect, Mohamed helps customers with transforming and innovating their IT landscape to the Next Generation IT landscape. Mohamed is now working on a transformation project, where he helps the customer with an onboarding strategy to the Cloud and phasing out their legacy IT landscape. At this moment he is investigating the As-Is situation and now he is started moving to the To-Be environment. Mohamed beliefs that companies are made by people. Understanding the culture of a company and involving people into Business/IT Strategy’s is crucial for the success of a company. Mohamed is has several security certifications of EC-Council: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester (ESCA LPT), Certified Network Defence Architect (CNDA)
Gene Bounds is the president of Bounds Associates. Bounds Associates provides advice, assistance, and training on business management, project/program management, acquisition management, and financial management. Mr. Bounds worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and Robbins-Gioia.
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 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.
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.
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.