June 2015

Modest Execution

CHAOS Tuesday #87 is titled “Modest Execution”.  Modest Execution is an update to CHAOS Factor of Success. In this session Jim Crear and Jim Johnson will first define Modest Execution. The Jim team will also show what is in Modest Execution and the benefits of Modest Execution.  The Jim team will also discuss why the change from Execution to “Modest Execution”.  In our second segment Evan Sorensen will discuss the merits and benefits of listening ten times more than talking.  The book review is titled “Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy.  The CHAOS Cameo is supplied by David Sturman.
In this show we will explore:
Modest Execution Defined
Benefits of Modest Execution
Benefits of Listening Ten Times
Benefits of Empathy
There is no Team in I

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Evan Sorensen

Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. After earning his MS Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology in 1995, Evan held clinical and executive leadership positions with well-known organizations in California and New Hampshire. Evan is currently an adjunct faculty professor for Providence College and Seminary – Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at the Calgary and Manitoba, Canada campuses.


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.


David Sturman

David Sturman is an experienced software developer and CTO with a proven track record of building and guiding smart, innovative and agile technical teams on the cutting edge of technology in rapid growth environments. He is able to function at all levels from strategy, to process, to architecture, to hands-on code development, and can bridge the gap between management and engineering. David’s technical expertise in graphics, simulation, and visualization, as well as scalable internet technologies, but possesses skills that are relevant across most software and systems efforts. David is currently Senior Director, Software Development at Audible, Inc. (Amazon). Dave worked CTO GenArts, Massive, and VP Software Development TheStreet.com. David received his PHd from MIT Media Labs and BS Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



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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