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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.

Advice Articles

Awareness

Jim Johnson suggests awareness provides the attachment to the project success and goals. 

Community Values

Jim Johnson suggests you establish values and benefits for the organization as motivation to create and maintain a PM community.

Concurrency

Jim Johnson suggests that all executives should be in the same boat.

Consensus

Jim Johnson suggests gaining consensus through conversation.

Continuous Delivery

Jim Johnson suggests you stop doing releases.

Conversation

Jim Johnson suggests conversation is the first step in any agile process.

Evangelist

Jim Johnson suggests that all projects need an evangelist

Fix it and Forget It

im Johnson suggests fix it and forget It is the big advantage of no releases.

Fraudulence

Jim Johnson suggests fraudulence is an action intended to deceive.

Good Manners

Jim Johnson suggests good manners is the starting point of respect.

Ignorance

Jim Johnson suggests ignorance is the condition of being unaware. 

Information Selection

Jim Johnson suggests the main barrier to awareness is information overload.

Interviews

Jim Johnson suggests you start your project research with interviews.

Quickly Get the Facts

Jim Johnson suggests you quickly get the facts. 

Release Baseline

Jim Johnson suggests you consider how WebEx develops and releases software.

Require Participation

Jim Johnson suggests you require participation. 

Retrospective Actionable

Jim Johnson suggestions that ideas and recommendations that come out of a retrospective must be able to be implemented by the team.

Selling Evangelists

Jim Johnson suggests you select an evangelist and then engage him or her as an evangelist and/or primary user representative.

Test Your Objectivity

Jim Johnson suggests use feedback to tests your objectivity.

The Good Leader

Jim Johnson suggests the project manager needs to be a good leader.

The Little Pie Chart that Could

I presented a little pie chart on the percentage of features and functions that were actually used. http://blog.standishgroup.com/post/62

Time Boxing

Jim Johnson suggests you consider the use of time boxing,

Timeliness

Jim Johnson suggests that stakeholders need to give feedback on a timely basis. 

Tuned In with Empathy

Jim Johnson suggests you tune in with empathy.

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