Cafe CHAOS is a Standish Group’s blog that provides our opinion of critical project performance issues. The Standish Group specializes in group-reflection. Group-reflection is the art and science of harnessing the deep knowledge, sentiment and understanding of an organization or a group of organizations to improve the well being of the information technology project delivery environment. The Standish Group provides a platform that produces actionable items that yield meaningful results. Café CHAOS provides practical information on this platform.
is an author, teacher, and senior technology executive. Tim is the author of “The End of Software” and “Cloud”. Tim is a lecturer at Stanford University. Tim works with technology start-up firms focusing on cloud computing. Mr. Chou was the president and founder of Oracle On Demand. Tim held senior executive positions at Reasoning, Inc. and Tandem Computers.
Dr. Herb Cohen is an internationally renowned consultant on negotiating strategy, commercial dealings, and crisis management. The author of The New York Times bestseller,You Can Negotiate Anything, his clients have included business executives, large corporations, and governmental agencies.
Bill Coleman is a Partner with the venture capital firm, Alsop Louie. In 1995, he founded BEA Systems, Inc. Bill was Chairman and CEO of the company from its founding through September 2001 during which BEA became the fastest growing software company ever to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, a record that still stands today.
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.