May 2015

Trump Cards

CHAOS Tuesday #85 is titled “Trump Cards”.  The Trump Cards is the combination of the agile process and small projects.  In this session Jim Crear and Jim Johnson will first define Trump Cards.  The Jim team will also discuss the benefits of the Trump Cards and how to use them to create a winning hand.  In our second segment Lee Cunningham  will answer if agile is being watered down by big projects and less capable large teams.  The book review is titled “Choke, What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To by Author, Sian Beilock. The CHAOS Cameo is supplied by Aloysio (Lou) Vianna.

In this show we will explore:

  • Trump Cards Defined
  • Benefits of Trump Cards
  • Large Agile Projects & Teams
  • Get it Right When You Have to
  • Defining Complexity


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Lee Cunningham

Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne. He works with senior organizational leaders around the globe, assisting them in developing business agility through alignment of all parts of the enterprise. He believes it is necessary for people to enjoy their work in order to consistently deliver high-value, high-quality products and services, and he derives great satisfaction in helping them do so.


Jim Crear

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.


Lou Vianna

Aloysio (Lou) Vianna is the South American Research Director for The Standish Group. Lou is a project management professional and educator. He has trained more than four thousand project managers through his affiliation with Fundação Getulio Vargas and other educational outlets. His background includes work at the Naval Research Institute in Brazil and service in the Brazilian Navy. Lou received his masters in project management from George Washington University and his masters in engineering from McGill.



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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