SOURCE: The Standish Group International, Inc.

March 13, 2008 16:32 ET

The Standish Group Launches Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem; New Service Identifies Problems, Prescribes Cures

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - "Our research clearly shows that a healthy project management ecosystem is the key to project success," said Jim Johnson, Chairman, The Standish Group (

"Just like having an annual physical examination," Mr. Johnson continued, "a Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem can spot problem areas well in advance of serious consequences. The Standish Group will provide treatments and preventive methods to avoid catastrophes as well as to improve and maintain a healthy and vibrant project management ecosystem."

"Too much money and time has been spent by IT organizations on changing processes, methods and tools only to fall victim to the underlying difficulties surrounding the project management environment," said Jim Crear, CIO, The Standish Group.

"The new Standish Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem improves project management performance by identifying, isolating and resolving sources of management frustration at all levels in the organization," Mr. Crear explained.

The Standish Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem service at-a-glance

The Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem service characterizes "real-world" environmental attributes that are model or standard-independent. It compares and contrasts an organization's ecosystem environment through non-threatening, data-gathering sessions with different functional groups hosted by an on-site Standish Group representative. It addresses issues contributing to different outcomes, with analysis leading to "root-cause." It compares an organization's ecosystem health in relationship to the Standish Group's CHAOS database of more than 60,000 projects.

The Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem service is available by subscription directly from The Standish Group International. Subscriptions start at $25,000.00.

About Standish

The Standish Group ( are experienced practitioners who apply the rigorous CHAOS best practices and methods to understand and improve organizational project management ecosystems. Standish consultants armed with CHAOS solutions have helped organizations dramatically improve its ability to organize, analyze, and execute a project ecosystem improvement program. A Healthcheck Project Management EcoSystem will deliver a substantial increase in project performance. Standish consultants' expertise in helping organizations manage improvement programs is a great advantage, backed by the rich CHAOS research and insight from more than 60,000 projects, cases, engagements, and workgroups. Standish consultants will create a program that will allow organizations to make improvements within their current project environment, focusing on high-value practices without upsetting an organization's work and project flow.

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