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.
Jason Feinman is a retired Information Technology planner for United States Postal Service (USPS). Feinman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Sidnie M. Feit is our Chief Scientist. With over 40 years experience, Dr. Feit is a system architect, designer, lecturer and published author, with specialized knowledge of communications networks. She is experienced in technology evaluation, product review, competitive analysis, product launch, and service launch. Prior to joining The Standish Group, Dr. Feit was a member of ITT's system design and architecture group, where she participated in planning an international network, developed an e-mail gateway, and evaluated products. Dr. Feit holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Cornell University. She is the author of books on topics including TCP/IP, network management, local area networks, and wide area networks, and is working on a comprehensive reference book on high speed local, metro, and wide area networks.
Larry Fleming is IT Manager at Philips Electronics N. America. Prior to Philips Electronics, Mr. Fleming worked at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard in senior IT positions. Larry is a graduate of Babson College, Franklin W. Olin School of Business and University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Niels Groen is senior consultant at BlinkLane Consulting, the Netherlands. He has extensive experience as an advisor for clients in the private and public sector, assisting on strategy, effective program and project organizations, and business agility. Niels holds a PhD in governance, based on his research on escalating public IT-projects.