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 Collins, Hans Mulder and Frans Verstreken will discuss the virtues of small teams. The panel of four will provide examples of small and large projects. Susan Shapiro will provide the cameo of rules for meetings.
In this show we explore:
- Benefits of small projects
- How to create small projects and small teams
- Why it is important to take a break
- Going Lean
- Rules for meetings
Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.
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).
Tony Collins writes a blog for ComputerWorldUK and is freelance writer. Tony co-founded Campaign4Change. Tony worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Tony co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).
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.
Susan Shapiro is a business process Improvement strategist consultant. She also is a technology trainer. Susan has special focus on using Constant Contact Email service and cloud computing providers.
Frans Verstreken is a graduate student working with Hans Mulder on project failures. Frans Verstreken is a business development manager for Pantheon Automatisering.
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.