Author Spotlight
The Standish Group Book Store
The Dead Presidents Guide to Project Management By James Johnson
Paperback: $24.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
This book is to let the records of these 38 men tell the tale of leadership. Each of these chief executives provides a treasure trove of lessons learned and prime examples. These are not fictional... More > characters. None of them are Superman. They are complex human beings. They are very talented, yet full of flaws. They are not all good men, but they all tried to do good things, and most of time the right things. It is often said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I would rephrase it to say those who can learn from history will be capable of improving on it. Note: We are working on a new chapter for the Dead Presidents’ Guide to Project Management. This update will feature and honor George H. W. Bush and his contribution to the practice of Project Management. If you purchase the current book now, we will give you a free signed copy of the updated book. Send your LuLu receipt to jennifer@standishgroup.com.< Less
CHAOS Report: Decision Latency Theory: It Is All About the Interval By James Johnson
Paperback: $250.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
The CHAOS Report: Decision Latency Theory: It’s All About the Interval. This CHAOS Report 2018 presents the root cause of software project performance. The report also includes classic CHAOS... More > data in different forms with many charts. Most of the charts come from the CHAOS database of over 50,000 in-depth project profiles from the fiscal years 2013 to 2017. A highlight of this report is our analysis and thought leadership what makes a project succeed and winning hand and what makes a losing hand.< Less
My Life is Failure By James Johnson
Paperback: $24.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
100 Things You Should Know to Be a Successful Project Leader. My Life in Failure is a summation of over two decades of work on project failure. The Standish Group has been collecting case information... More > on real-life IT environments and software development projects since 1985. Standish's cumulative research encompasses 20 years of data on why projects succeed or fail, representing more that 50,000 completed IT projects. Note: Updated 17 charts with 2015/2016 data.< Less
Jackie and the 3 Bears By James Johnson
Paperback: $10.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
In this book Jackie the Squirrel interviews three potential sponsors for a new project. What Jackie wants to understand is the level of skill each of the potential sponsors brings to the project. The... More > suggested questions and answers in this book are to help you understand the skill level of a potential project sponsor. The questions focus on the ten most important traits of a good sponsor based on extensive research by The Standish Group over a 22-year span. The book is designed to encourage you to take notes on the project sponsor subject or any subject. The book is also designed for you to doodle to let your imagination flow. The book is designed for you to take to meetings on the subject of the project sponsor or really any meeting or subject. When the meeting gets boring, you can take out your doodle book look smart and doodle away letting your doodle images stimulate your mind.< Less
The Good Sponsor By James Johnson
Paperback: $300.00
Prints in 3-5 business days
This product includes a copy of The Good Sponsor guide as well as an online appraisal. The 240-page book offers in-depth information about the 10 principles and the 50 skills Standish has outlined... More > for being a good project sponsor or product owner. The appraisal is a self-administered assessment—completely online, and private—that will help you measure your skills and abilities against the Standish yardstick. Once completed, the appraisal system will generate a score and provide a 5-page benchmark report for you against other project sponsors. The benefits of The Sponsor Book and Appraisal are: • Scores by Principle • Benchmark by Principle • Three suggestions for maximizing your score improvement Concrete advice on skills improvement and identification of resources for doing so. NOTE: To get a link to The Good Sponsor Appraisal, please send a copy of your LuLu order receipt or shipping notice to jennifer@standishgroup.com.< Less
Saving Jimmy By James Johnson
Paperback: $19.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
Saving Jimmy is a fun story about a lost boy. The Adventures of Jackie series provides easy to understand basic project management lessons aimed at children. Jackie the Squirrel is a project manager.... More > Jackie enjoys solving problems through managing projects. In saving Jimmy, Jackie first observes Jimmy wandering around woods looking lost. Jackie decides to make a plan to save Jimmy from freezing. Jackie then acquires resources and executes the plan. This graphic book demonstrates project management lessons through colorful and delightful common forest birds and animals. Each page is a unique hand painted work of art by Kayla Johnson.< Less
The Public Execution of Miss Scarlet By James Johnson
Paperback: $24.98
Prints in 3-5 business days
They are in every project. They are the Five Deadly Sins of project management. In this fictional tale, Kelly Roberts and his team seek the truth. In investigating why Project Skyview is failing,... More > they find that the truth is a precious and minute commodity. What can Kelly do to turn around Project Skyview and make it a successful project? The board of directors of Crutec hires Kelly Roberts and his sidekicks, Amanda Nickerson and Leroy Jefferson, to do just that. They come in with fresh eyes and new ideas, but they are stopped and diverted at every turn by the internal politics and underlying prejudices. From sleepy Cape Cod to the heart of Silicon Valley, the mystery unfolds. This book explores the ways Kelly and his team identify the Five Deadly Sins, what action Crutec could take to overcome them, and how to raise Crutec’s chances of project success.< Less
Executive Sponsor Research Report By James Johnson
Paperback: $24.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
Executive Sponsor Research Report is a concise overview of the roles, responsibilities and skills needed to be an effective executive sponsor.
Dragon2dragon By James Johnson
Paperback: $19.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
Once upon a time in the world of green dragons, a blue dragon was born. At first the dragon’s parents were upset that their baby was blue, not green like all the other dragons, but they were... More > happy that their baby dragon was healthy. They named their new baby dragon Bleu.< Less
Emotional Maturity Research Report By James Johnson
Paperback: $24.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
Emotional Maturity Research Report is a concise overview of the ability and capacity to perceive, assess, manage, and direct the emotions and actions of the project stakeholders. It is the ability to... More > identify and remove unnecessary requirements, as well as the aptitude to deliver bad news and accept critical feedback. It is the skill to recognize and deal with the Five Deadly Sins of project management.< Less