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January 2019
08
Tuesday

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



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December 2018
18
Tuesday

Decision Pipeline

CHAOS Tuesday Show #118 is on how to create and operate a decision pipeline.  A decision pipeline is a formal method to make decisions quickly and easily by the right people at the right time, and it helps the decision process flow. In this show we explore its major features, functions and benefits.  Jim Johnson and Jim Crear have a casual conversation onusing a decision… Read more



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December 2018
11
Tuesday

Avoid Decision Latency

CHAOS Tuesday Show #117 is on how to avoid decision latency. As The Standish Group Decision Latency theory states, “The value of the interval is greater than the quality of the decision.”  Jim Johnson and Jim Crear have a casual conversation on defining and combating decision latency, and the show will go on to discuss how to measure and reduce it.  We’ll also cover some of the major… Read more



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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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