Re: Survey: What makes product successful and unsuccessful using the Agile Approach
- Dear colleagues:
About a week ago, I asked you respond to the survey:
If you already did, thank you for that. If you are planning to fill
out the survey â" just a small _reminder_ that you have until
this Friday, MARCH 28 to respond. THANK YOU much in advance.
Per previous survey instructions, you can select either a successful
or unsuccessful Agile project/product. Most people, so far,
responded by filling out the survey related to successful product.
To balance that, I would be appreciative if more of you - the future
respondents - can fill out the survey thinking about their own
unsuccessful or moderately successful Agile project/product. (You
still have all options; this would be just my preference connected
with a future data analysis.)
It takes just 10-15 minutes to respond; I am much appreciative of
time that you take to respond. As soon as the survey is analyzed,
for people interested, I would provide the main results. THANK YOU
for taking time to respond.
--- In email@example.com, "Lazarevic" <georgelz@y...>
> Dear colleagues:_needed_
> I am conducting a survey about what makes product successful and
> unsuccessful using the Agile Approach. Your help is _much_
> and _appreciated_ if you can fill out the survey.your
> It takes about 10-15 minutes (30 multiple choice questions) of
> time to fill out the survey. I am looking to hopefully obtaindevelopment.
> important information that can be used to further knowledge and
> possibly better understanding and practice of the Agile (Adaptive,
> Crystal, DSDM, Extreme Programming, FDD, Scrum,â¦)
> The survey has practical and academic objectives; however, thereare
> no commercial intentions with this anonymous and confidentialthe
> TO FILL OUT THE SURVEY
> Access the survey using the link:
> Please, fill out the survey as soon as you can but no later than
> March 28, 2003. I am much appreciative for that.
> I offer to provide the main results of the survey when finished.
> Please, send me an e-mail to georgelz@y... if you participate
> in the survey and interested in the
> MAIN INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT SURVEY (this info at the survey
> site, also)
> Please, think about a product (Product X) that was developed using
> the Agile approach and answer the questions below. Please, fill
> survey thinking only about this project - resulting in the Producthigh
> X. The project can be _succ ess_, or _failure_, or _something in
> If you have any questions about the survey, please feel free to
> contact George Lazarevic via e-mail: georgelz@y..., phone
> number: 408-885-1775 or Gopal Shankar via e-mail
> gopal.Shankar@a..., phone number 408-425-7718.
> Scroll down in order to fill out the survey, please.
> This survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Thank you for
> your participation in the survey.
> OTHER INFORMATION (this info at the survey site, also)
> What is objective of the study?
> The primary objective of the survey is to establish what are the
> most influential factors that help, or hinder, the New Software
> Product Development using the Agile approach and to establish
> relationship between those factors, if any.
> Is my product developed under Agile?
> If you are not sure is your project an Agile; you can compare
> characteristics of your project with some of the main
> characteristics of the Agile approach:
> - Development is broken down into a number of sub-cycles, each of
> which is geared to producing a subset of the functionality to be
> provided in the final product;
> - a prototype is released to selected customers at a very early
> stage of development;
> - the development process encompasses mechanisms to ensure rapid
> feedback on the impact of ongoing design changes. (MacCormack, A,
> Kemerer, C, Cusumano, M & Crandall, B., 2002).
> Thank you kindly for your attention and participation.
> George Lazarevic
> Short Bio: George Lazarevic has an extensive product management /
> product marketing experience working in various software companies
> in the Bay Area for the last 10+ years. Georgeâs interests
> in entrepreneurship, leadership, and organizational aspects of
> tech business. He currently works on various projects related toapproaches.
> emerging product development methods and its practical
> He holds MSCS and MBA degrees. George currently consults hightech
> companies and pursues a doctorate degree in business at GoldenGate
> University, San Francisco. He works and resides in San Jose,