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A Note on the Standish CHAOS Reports

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In his recent seminar Advanced Agile Project Management Workshop,  Jim Highsmith made the following comment on the interpretation of the Standish CHAOS Reports:

The Standish data are NOT a good indicator of poor software development performance. However, they ARE an indicator of systemic failure of our planning and measurement processes.

Jim is referring to the standard definition of  project “success”:

One time, on budget, all specified features

Jim elaborates on this key point in the forthcoming second edition of Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products. Stay tuned…

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Written by israelgat

May 21, 2009 at 4:03 pm

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  1. I feel that the biggest reason for project failures is the incapability of IT and technical leadership to do justice with their jobs.

    Read my article where I discuss this further.

    Have a great day,

    Muhammad Haroon
    SoftwareRockstar.com

    Muhammad Haroon

    June 22, 2009 at 2:49 pm


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