SOURCE: The Standish Group

October 25, 2013 11:29 ET

"Healthcare.gov -- Why Failure IS an Option" Examined by The Standish Group on Special Edition of CHAOS Tuesday, 12 pm, October 25, 2013

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2013) - "Anyone who has written a line of code or built a system from the ground-up cannot be surprised -- or even mildly concerned -- that healthcare.gov (Obamacare) did not work out of the gate," says Jim Johnson, Chairman of The Standish Group International, and world-famous research expert on information systems project management.

"In fact, when I first heard about the problems of the Obamacare website, I only gave it a passing glace," he continued. "The real news would have been if it actually DID work! That would be both shocking and novel at the same time. Healthcare.gov has so much going against it that the very fact that most of it did work at all is a success in itself."

The Standish Group and Jim Johnson are in a unique position to shed light on the good, the bad and the ugly of implementing Obamacare. For the past 30 years, the Standish Group has analyzed, measured and qualified more than 50,000 IT projects. 

At 12 pm EDT, Friday, October 25, 2013, on standishgroup.com, a special version of CHAOS Tuesday considers the problems and possible solutions of Healthcare.gov.

Standish and the CHAOS Team will look at:

The major issues and problems, impact of a last minute design change, common defect rates, complexity and size, will it survive, will government learn from this project, why don't retail companies have the issue, what should not be done, and more.

CHAOS Tuesday: Conversations in CHAOS brings to the forefront principal research and thought leadership in the area of best practices for business information project management.

The program covers project cases, suggestions on how to resolve an issue, pitfalls, warning signs, book reviews, and a history of lessons learned. Each program digs down deep into one of the CHAOS Best Practices or a burning current issue. The team challenges conventional wisdom, slaughters sacred cows, and questions everything. The program will be featured on The Standish Group website.

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