Case Studies are projects that have been reviewed by The Standish Group advisory team. The review consisted of a profile with three prime areas, organization, project details, and resolution worksheets. The attributes of the profile include size, complexity, capabilities, industry, organization size, project geographic area, skill levels, and other critical attributes. The number attributes range from 75 to 100 unique items.
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.
Jeff Sutherland is CEO, Scrum, Inc. Scrum Inc. does Scrum training and publishing. As one of the inventors of Scrum, he is also chair of the Scrum Foundation and Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to Openview Venture Partners. Jeff started his career as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force where he achieved Top Gun status in 1967 and flew 100 combat missions over North Vietnam. His last two tours of duty were at Stanford University where he received a M.S. in Statistics and the United States Air Force Academy where he taught Mathematics, Statistics, and Probability and a PHD from University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Bob Taylor is an independent Computer Software Professional. Prior to launching his consulting practice, Bob was the Chief Technology Officer for HP’s Business Critical Server Division. Bob also held senior research positions specializing in database, message, and transaction systems at Compaq Computers, Tandem Computers, Digital Equipment, and Britton-Lee.
Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. Peter is writer and lecturer. He is an entertaining and inspiring speaker on the project management issues. He also is an independent consultant working with some of the major organizations in the world coaching executive sponsors, PMO leaders and project managers.
Kurt Tierens works as director Administration & Information in the strongly evolving world of packaging and recycling. Since the beginning of his professional career in 1993, the definition, the development and the maintenance of ICT systems takes an important part of his responsibilities. Based on his experience, both on the business as the IT side, the 2 key elements to realize successful digital transformation projects are: 1) invest time into the design phase - think (big) before you start (small). 2) create a strong trust between all the participants (mature Business IT alignment). To be prepared for the next 20 years of his professional career, he follows the “Executive Master in IT Management” program at Antwerp Management School.
CHAOS Tuesday is an audio community outreach program that connects you with IT executive and project management professionals. CHAOS Tuesday is conversations about software project performance and includes the latest in thought leadership, news, events, people, and opportunities. CHAOS Tuesday is a continuous audio magazine that provides you a simple and swift way to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of the software project management environment. Each program will cover one or more of The Standish Group's 10 CHAOS Factors of Success.
Tommy Van de Wouwer lives in Belgium and has been a senior IT project manager and leader of support delivery and software development teams for the last 15 years. He holds an active PMI PMP certificate, several people management certificates and believes in lifelong learning. He has been in the board of several non-profit organisations and local community advisory boards. In addition to his Bachelor degree in information management he has a postgraduate Intercultural Meaning and associate degrees in IT Development, IT Network Management and Corporate Communication, followed by an Executive Master IT management at the Antwerp Management school. Tommy's main focus is on collaboration and (think) out of the box solutions to bring business value from IT investments while keeping the human factor into mind. He likes to travel to world to experience other cultures and broadens his perspective.
Theo is a dreamer in IT solutions. Since 2015 he got familiar with the DEMO methodology of the Enterprise Engineering Institute. He than progressed towards the area of challenging IT problems. Theo is fascinated by innovative technology within the Business Transformation theme. Theo’s outstanding socials skills and open-minded approach helped organizations to achieve the next step in transforming their design to the digital world.
Stijn Van Looy works as Head of Application Development in the insurance industry. In this function he is responsible for IT Architecture, Contract management Systems and Reporting Systems. In 2017 Stijn moved from business towards IT. Before, Stijn has worked for many years in Sales Support function, where he was responsible for B2B-communication, sales reporting, sales applications etc. He holds a master degree in Social Sciences (KU Leuven) and is currently following an Executive Master in IT management (Antwerp Management School).