July 2013


CHAOS TuesdayConversations in CHAOS – #14: Trade-offs.  This show is all about trade-offs. Trade-offs are the act of exchanging one or more items for others items as a compromise. Here the CHAOS Team and Michael Blanford the Customer-focused CIO discusses trade-offs. In trade-offs stakeholders or executive sponsors might drop or delay features and functions for an earlier delivery.  Stakeholders may collaborate on exchanging support for specific functions by dropping support for others.  In this program we explore:

  • 3 most common trade offs mistakes
  • How to manage trade-offs
  • Examples of trade-offs situations
  • Strategic focus when managing trade-offs
  • Technical capability when managing trade-offs?

Part of CHAOS Tuesday: looks at resources that an organization can use to manage trade-offs.  One of the resources is our OptiMix product that creates a standard process to manage trade-offs that is both fair and equitable.  OptiMix allows you to optimize trade-offs by value, risk, capability and focus.  It is easy to learn. Use it and get results quickly.


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Michael Blanford

Michael Blanford is a seasoned CIO for pharmaceutical and manufacturing organizations. Michael is an Information Technology and Operations leader. Michael has industry experience in manufacturing, service and software businesses in Life Sciences, Instrumentation, Telecommunications and Aerospace ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 businesses.



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.


Rick Brutti

Rick Brutti has more than 30 years as an entrepreneur and business consultant, assisting companies in raising capital and financial management.


Steve Swartz

Steve Swartz is CEO at SIZZLE PR. Steve is a veteran in public relations, marketing strategies, promotional concepts and direct sales using online, print, broadcast and cable media.


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