November 2018

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 whole point of is to eliminate reversals, and in this show we discuss some of the major features you can use to help prevent them and to promote decision acceptance. Takeaways are:

  • Major causes of decision reversals
  • Ways to manage and prevent decision reversals
  • Overcoming project saboteurs’ use of reversals
  • How to use to promote acceptance

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Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


Jim Crear

Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.


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