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December 2018
04
Tuesday

Distributing Decisions

CHAOS Tuesday Show #116 is on distributing decisions. In this show we explore the hows and whys of distributing and spreading decisions. The Standish Group research shows that a narrow and single decision process or flow causes major barriers and delays. Jim Johnson and Jim Crear have a casual conversation on the process of distributing decisions, and the majority of this show is focused on… Read more



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November 2018
13
Tuesday

Decision Acceptance

CHAOS Tuesday Show #115 is on decision acceptance. In this show we explore how to make decisions stick. The Standish Group research shows that  40% of decisions get reversed—and reversals cause large delays. Jim Johnson and Jim Crear have a casual conversation on the process of making quick decisions.  The rest of the show is focused on the reasons for reversals and ways to prevent them.  The… Read more



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November 2018
06
Tuesday

Quick Decisions

CHAOS Tuesday Show #114 covers quick decisions. In this show we explore how to make and how to measure quick decisions. Jim Johnson and Jim Crear have a casual conversation on the process of making quick decisions. Delays in decisions cause project delays; the quicker the decisions are made, the faster the project gets done. Consider that projects fall behind one day at a… Read more



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October 2018
30
Tuesday

Optimization

CHAOS Tuesday Show #113 is on optimization. In this show we explore how to optimize for project value and success. Jim Johnson and Jim Crear have a casual conversation on the process of making a project or portfolio of projects as effectiveas possible. For projects, it starts with managing scope:the total or sum of the deliverables and services to be provided from… Read more



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May 2018
06
Sunday

Project Resolution Benchmark.

This show is a special presentation on The Standish Group’s Project Resolution Benchmark. Our Project Resolution Benchmark process is rapid, simple, comprehensive, inexpensive, and easily comprehensible.  The output is a report with the following three major items: 1) A comparison of your project outcomes with other projects in our database 2) Environmental skills scores and benchmark 3) Three habits to adopt… Read more



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January 2017
24
Tuesday

Good Sponsor Roundtable

CHAOS Tuesday #111: is an overview of our Good Sponsor Roundtable to be held April 25 10:30 - 20:30 including dinner and April 26 from 9:00 to 15:30. All sessions will take place at an Antwerp Management School, Antwerp. Belgium. In The Good Sponsor Roundtable you will join a unique and inspirational forum to learn how to mentor project owners… Read more



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August 2016
02
Tuesday

The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet

This show is a special presentation of the first chapter of my book The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet. Jennifer Drake Ford narrates this chapter. I wrote this fictional book with much help from Jim Crear back in 2006. The book is a demonstration of how the ill effects of the five deadly sins have on executing a project. The… Read more



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July 2016
12
Tuesday

Sponsor Inspiration

Our special guest for this show is Dan Ward.  Dan explains how he inspires his teams to do great work.  He provides his thoughts on how great leaders focus on the mission and not on the paperwork or process. Gail Raynus provides the CHAOS Cameo on learning by teaching. In addition, I will provide a book review on Inspire.   In this… Read more



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June 2016
14
Tuesday

Bad Scrum

Our special guest for this show is Ken Schwaber.  Ken will provide his thoughts on comparing bad agile versus good agile.  He will consider velocity versus value.  He will talk about managing agile teams. Joe Raynus supplies the CHAOS Cameo on his favorite Key Process Indicator (KPI).  In addition, I will provide a book review on Agile Estimating and Planning.    In… Read more



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May 2016
10
Tuesday

Normalized Case

Our special guest for this show is Hans Mulder. Mr. Mulder discusses real normalized software projects that have been completed in Holland and Belgium. He will talk about Nano projects and continuous innovation.  He will relate how in normalized systems change is designed into the process.  Albert Soule supplies the CHAOS Cameo on executive sponsorship.  In addition, I will provide… Read more



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