Dave Bicknell

Dave Bicknell is Editor of Government Computing in the United Kingdom. Dave co-founded Campaign4Change. Dave worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Dave co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).


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

Rock On

CHAOS Tuesday #86 is titled “Rock On”.   Our main feature of this show is an interview with Marc Check.  Marc is leaving the Museum of Science and is going to a new job as head of IT at the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame. He will talk about why he is taking the job and opportunity he sees with Rock’n Roll… 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 2

CHAOS Tuesday #39 is the second part of our series on why large projects fail. Our special guests are Dave Bicknell & Tony Collins authors of Crash: Ten Easy Ways to Avoid a Computer Disaster. Dave and Tony relate some of the UK projects, such as the London Stock Exchange and the Universal Credit projects to the possibility of a new… Read more

The Standish Group


Jim JohnsonJim
Jim CrearJim


Hans MulderHans
Marc CheckMarc
David HallDavid
W. Jeffrey RiceW. Jeffrey
Joseph RaynusJoseph
Ed TobinEd

The Standish Group News

The Standish Group Events

The Standish Group Blog


The Dezider