Standish Group

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The Standish Group International, Inc. or Standish Group is an independent international IT research advisory firm founded in 1985,[1] known from their reports about information systems implementation projects in the public and private sector.[2] The firm focuses on mission-critical software applications, especially focussing on failures and possible improvements in IT projects. The Standish Group has reported on subjects such as software: commercial, free, and open source; project management such as critical chain project management; projects such as Confirm Project, etc.



  • Jim Crear
  • Lee Gesmer
  • Jim Johnson
  • Jennifer Lynch
  • Hans Mulder
  • Theo Mulder
  • Lou Vianna


  1. ^ About the Standish Group at
  2. ^ US GAO. Financial management recurring financial systems problems hinder FFMIA compliance. DIANE Publishing. 2003. p. 24
  3. ^ "Authors - Cafe CHAOS - Standish Group Blog". Archived from the original on 2014-10-18.

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