ANN: Survey --> Fwd: Getting an Agile Project Started?
- Hi all,
Scott Ambler is pulling more data together and asked that I also help
get the word out. Please see below for details. The good thing about
this survey (and past surveys) is that you can download the raw data
for crunching on your own if that's your thing!
I’m often asked fundamental questions by people new to agile regarding
how people go about getting an agile project started. What strategies
do people use for estimating? What approaches to project funding do
people typically use? What did you have to do to justify the project?
How much modeling occurs and to what extent? How long does this
typically take? Without decent answers to many of these questions
some people are still reticent to experiment with agile approaches to
So, to get answers to these sorts of questions Mike Vizdos and I have
put together a quick survey around agile project initiation. The
survey can be accessed at
There are 17 questions in this survey, although you may not be asked
all of them, and it should take you at most 5 minutes to complete.
Thank you very much for investing your valuable time to fill it out.
To entice you to fill out the survey we'll be drawing for 10 copies of
"Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, 2nd Ed." by
Jim Highsmith published in July 2009 by Addison Wesley. For more
information about the book, visit
The results of this survey will be summarized in Scott Ambler’s "Agile
by the Numbers" presentation at Agile 2009 in Chicago on August 27th.
Furthermore, this is an open survey, so the source data (without
identifying information to protect your privacy), a summary slide
deck, and the original source questions will be posted at
http://www.ambysoft.com/surveys/ so that others may analyze the data
for their own purposes. Data from previous surveys have been used by
university students and professors for their research papers, and
hopefully the same will be true of the data from this survey. The
results from several other surveys are already posted there, so please
feel free to take advantage of this resource.
For anyone who is reticent about filling out a survey, or who doesn’t
see the value in them, you might want to take a look at
http://www.ambysoft.com/surveys/agileSurveys.html#Valuable for some
arguments as to why you should consider investing your valuable time
to help us out. Thanks in advance.
Also, we apologize if you’ve received several copies of this email.
Scott W. Ambler
Chief Methodologist/Agile, IBM Rational
Agile at Scale: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/ambler
- Mike Vizdos
Vizdos Enterprises, LLC
Phone: (262) MVIZDOS / (262) 684-9367
AOL IM: MikeV Work
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