Hans Mulder

Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.


Application Modernization

CHAOS Tuesday #63: is titled “Application Modernization”. Step 3 of Modernization in Place is application modernization.   Harry Scott will discuss with us how to improve your legacy applications by adopting modern languages, techniques and technologies.  This includes using a service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Harry Scott is the co-founder of Carr Scott Software. Carr Scott Software specializes in database, middleware, and modernization… Read more


CHAOS Tuesday #81 is titled “CRAPOLA”.  First, Jim Johnson and Harry Scott will review Modernization in Place.  We will consider the benefits of Modernization. Hans Mulder and Jim Johnson will consider design debt. Then Jim Johnson and Jim Crear will discuss the true meaning of CRAPOLA and how understanding the effects of CRAPOLA can lead to true breakthroughs. In our… Read more

Good Sponsor Workshops

CHAOS Tuesday Show #119 is an overview of the Good Sponsor Workshops conducted in 2017 and 2018.  In this show, Jennifer Drake Ford provides a description of each of the Good Sponsor principles, and Hans Mulder follows each description with examples of exercises and feedback from the Good Sponsor Workshops, focusing on the individual skills supporting the principles.  Hans also provides his… Read more


 CHAOS Tuesday #76: is titled “Haze”. In this first segment Jim Johnson, Hans Mulder, Ilias Kontakos and Jim Crear will discuss the two recent research note: “Rethinking the Public Spending on ICT projects” written by Hans Mulder and Ilias Kontakos and “Haze” written by The Standish Group that provides a commentary on the Dutch proposal to reduce government project failures.  The major thrust of… Read more

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

Normalized Systems

CHAOS Tuesday #101 is titled “Normalized Systems”.  Our special guest for this show is Hans Mulder.  Hans Mulder provides us with an overview of Normalized Systems and some of it’s benefits. He also outlines the value of Normalized Systems. PM2GO.com contribution is from Kirby Wadsworth and his thoughts on venture capitalists. Marilyn Smith supplies the CHAOS Cameo on her thoughts… Read more

On Fire: Part 1: Only Count What Counts

CHAOS Tuesday 46: Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the On Fire series. This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant. This show called “On Fire: Only Count What Counts” presents an overview of Dan and his book.  A highlight  is on only counting what counts. In… Read more

On Fire: Part 2: Complexity versus Easy

CHAOS Tuesday #47: Air Force LT. Col, Dan Ward is our special guest for the entire On Fire series.  This program series focuses on issues brought forth in his new book “FIRE: Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant.  This show called “On Fire: Complexity versus Easy” presents an in-depth discussion on the difference between things that are complex and things that are… Read more

Small Projects

CHAOS Tuesday #75: is titled “Small Projects”.  In this first segment Jim Johnson and Jim Crear will discuss the merits and benefits of small projects.  The Standish team will show how to break up large software projects into small deliverables.  In this segment for the first time we will discuss the advantages of taking a break or project time out.  In the second segment Dave Bicknell, Tony… Read more

Tools for Fools

CHAOS Tuesday #93 is titled “Tools for Fools”. In Jim Johnson’s introduction he talks about the “Tools for Fools” research note and some of our findings.  In our first segment Dave Bicknell, Hans Mulder, and Frans Verstreken compares EPPM tools with emotional maturity. They also talk about improving emotional maturity.  In our second segment, Thornton May talks about banded words and phrases that can hurt innovation… Read more

Vendors Overpromising

CHAOS Tuesday #54: is titled “Vendors Overpromising”.  We consider the issue of vendors promising more than they can deliver either on purpose or because of a lack of understanding.  Our special guests are Dave Bicknell & Tony Collins authors of Crash: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid a Computer Disaster.  We will discuss with Tony and Dave a new program of… Read more

Why Large Projects Fail Part 5

CHAOS Tuesday #42: is the fifth part of our series on why large projects fail. Hans Mulder, Patrick Thibodeau and Frans Verstreken are our special guests.  The group discusses common traits of large project failures from their experiences.  Lost opportunities and motivations from large project failures. We hear about Examples of large project failures. In this program we explore: Common traits of… Read more

The Standish Group


Jim JohnsonJim
Jim CrearJim


Michael O’BrochtaMichael
Mark BregmanMark
Michael BlanfordMichael
Dan  HorseyDan
Hans MulderHans
Dick LeFaveDick

The Standish Group News

The Standish Group Events

The Standish Group Blog


The Dezider