October 2014

May I Help You

October 28: CHAOS Tuesday #66: is titled “May I Help You!”  This show is dedicated to learning about Thornton May.  The energetic Thornton May is a futurist, author, and educator.  He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc.  May is a consummate research professional that has perfected the art and science of group reflection. Much of this show reports on his group reflection findings. As part of the Standish PM Appraisals we utilize group reflection. In this show we will learn about the IT Leadership Academy Value Studio and the most important lessons learned from the academy.

In this show we explore:

  • ·      The not so secret Life of Thornton May
  • ·      Group reflections from Thornton May
  • ·      IT Leadership Academy Value Studio Overview
  • ·      Most important lessons learned from the Value Studio
  • ·      The Wisdom of Crowds

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Thornton May

Thornton May is a futurist, educator, anthropologist and author. May is the author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics. He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc. Thornton combines empirical research and insightfulness in pattern recognition with gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives.



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.


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