The inspiration of The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet book came out of a two-day workshop in 2005. This book is a work of fiction. The company in this story does not exist and it was not modeled after any existing or former company. Much of what is depicted in the book is compilation and amalgamation of actual Standish engagements. While there may be events within the book that actually occurred, many have been enhanced or changed to correspond to the story.
Mike Sledge is Chief Operating Officer at Acuity, Inc. As Chief Operating Officer of Acuity, Inc., a firm that helps federal agencies safeguard the country by delivering real results and measurable taxpayer value, Mike is responsible for all internal business operations and process improvements. Prior to Acuity, Mike was Chief Executive Officer at Robbins-Gioia.
Bill Smillie is a former Executive with IBM’s Learning and Knowledge function within its Global Business Services, where he led the professional development programs for all consulting partners and staff worldwide. He also provided thought leadership in project management best practices and delivery excellence, based on his perspectives gained from over 30 years of international programme and project management.
Marilyn Smith is the CIO for George Mason University. Ms. Smith was the former Head of Information Services and Technology at MIT. She also worked at The Hanover Insurance Group and Liberty Mutual Group, and is a graduate of Babson College.
Richard Soley is chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group, Inc. Mr. Soley is one of the great thought leaders of our time. He is constantly pushing the envelope on standards and technology. A frequent venture angel, Mr. Soley recently started the Boston CTO Club.
Gene is an Agile Enthusiast, Certified Scrum Master, and Professional Team and Leadership Coach, with 30+ years of Software Engineering, Business Consulting, and Non-Profit leadership experience. Gene combines professional Coaching with a deep understanding of Agile principles and Scrum practices to help organizations reap the benefits of becoming truly Agile. Gene is the founder of Strong Tower Solutions, LLC https://strong-tower.org
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.
Albert Soule is a business development leader. His career includes key positions within industry leading, technology organizations; Systems and Software Consortium, Integrated System Diagnostics, Software Engineering Institute, Arthur D. Little, Prime Computer and others. Professional growth was achieved through positions including Marketing Services Manager, Senior Product Manager, Product Director, Business Development Director, Senior Management Consultant and Account Director.
Wayne Strider is co-founder of Strider & Cline, Inc. He advises his clients nationwide on how to magnify their capability to build and deliver IT products and services to their customers.
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.