FLEXI Project Management Survey E-Report


FLEXI Project Management Survey




FLEXI Project Management Survey is intended to discover project management in agile software development especially in multi-site, multi-company and distributed software projects.




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CONTEXT INFORMATION




1) How many agile software development projects you have (/your team has) carried out?

Number of question respondents: 19 (avg: 2,5)

None
26,3% 5
1-2
15,8% 3
3-5
47,4% 9
6-10
5,3% 1
11 or more
5,3% 1




2) What is the number of locations participating in the projects?

Number of question respondents: 18 (avg: 2,3)

1
27,8% 5
2
33,3% 6
3
27,8% 5
4
5,6% 1
5 or more
5,6% 1




3) What of the following roles were included in your projects? Please choose all that apply.

Number of question respondents: 17 (avg: 2,6)

Local Architect
41,2% 7
Local Product Owner
58,8% 10
Local Software Quality Assurance Manager
29,4% 5
Local Agile/Scrum Master
58,8% 10




4) What describes best your current role in the projects?

Number of question respondents: 18 (avg: 6,4)

Business Stakeholder
5,6% 1
Data Professional
0% 0
Developer
5,6% 1
IT Management
11,1% 2
Modeler (BA...)
16,7% 3
Operations/Support Staff
5,6% 1
Project Manager
27,8% 5
Quality Assurancer/Tester
0% 0
Process Manager
16,7% 3
Other, define
11,1% 2




5) How many other agile software development projects you have (/your team has) carried out before?

Number of question respondents: 0 (avg: 0)

None
0% 0
1-2
0% 0
3-5
0% 0
6-10
0% 0
11 or more
0% 0




5) What of the following statements are valid for your project? Please choose all that apply.

Number of question respondents: 17 (avg: 1,9)

Iterations are timeboxed to 4 or less than 4 weeks.
70,6% 12
Software features are tested and working at the end of each iteration.
70,6% 12
The iteration starts before entire specification is complete.
52,9% 9




6) How well do you agree with the following statements:

Number of question respondents: 17

  Strongly Agree
(value: 1)
Agree
(value: 2)
Neutral
(value: 3)
Disagree
(value: 4)
Strongly Disagree
(value: 5)
Don't Know
(value: 6)
 
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. (avg: 1,353; total: 17) 64,7%
11
35,3%
6
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
Working software and interactions over comprehensive documentation. (avg: 1,706; total: 17) 58,8%
10
23,5%
4
11,8%
2
0%
0
5,9%
1
0%
0
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation. (avg: 2; total: 17) 52,9%
9
17,6%
3
17,6%
3
5,9%
1
0%
0
5,9%
1
Responding to change over following plan. (avg: 1,588; total: 17) 58,8%
10
35,3%
6
0%
0
0%
0
5,9%
1
0%
0
avg: 1,662; total: 68 58,8%
40
27,9%
19
7,4%
5
1,5%
1
2,9%
2
1,5%
1




PRINCIPLES




7) How well do you agree in your projects with the following statements:

Number of question respondents: 17

  Strongly Agree
(value: 1)
Agree
(value: 2)
Neutral
(value: 3)
Disagree
(value: 4)
Strongly Disagree
(value: 5)
Don't Know
(value: 6)
 
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. (avg: 1,647; total: 17) 52,9%
9
35,3%
6
5,9%
1
5,9%
1
0%
0
0%
0
We welcome changing requirements, even late in development. (avg: 2,353; total: 17) 17,6%
3
41,2%
7
29,4%
5
11,8%
2
0%
0
0%
0
We deliver working software frequently, approximately from 2 to 8 weeks, with a preference to the shorter timescale. (avg: 2,353; total: 17) 35,3%
6
29,4%
5
11,8%
2
11,8%
2
11,8%
2
0%
0
Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. (avg: 2,176; total: 17) 35,3%
6
35,3%
6
17,6%
3
0%
0
11,8%
2
0%
0
The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation. (avg: 1,706; total: 17) 52,9%
9
41,2%
7
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
5,9%
1
The best architectures, requirements and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. (avg: 2,059; total: 17) 58,8%
10
11,8%
2
17,6%
3
0%
0
0%
0
11,8%
2
avg: 2,049; total: 102 42,2%
43
32,4%
33
13,7%
14
4,9%
5
3,9%
4
2,9%
3




PRACTICES




8) Do you keep any of the following topics as impediments of the practices used in your projects? Please select all that apply.

Number of question respondents: 17 (avg: 4)

Large number of teams
35,3% 6
The customer is remote
47,1% 8
Different parties are separated by time zones
35,3% 6
Language barriers
41,2% 7
Practices do not match with architecting large scale systems
23,5% 4
Lack of requirements analysis
47,1% 8
Lack of documented specifications
23,5% 4
Other, define
11,8% 2




9) How commonly are the following practices used in your project:

Number of question respondents: 16

  Very Common
(value: 1)
Common
(value: 2)
Sometimes
(value: 3)
Not Common
(value: 4)
Very Uncommon
(value: 5)
Never
(value: 6)
Don't Know
(value: 7)
 
Scrum of Scrums Meeting (avg: 3,375; total: 16) 43,8%
7
0%
0
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
0%
0
31,3%
5
6,3%
1
Two or More Daily Scrums: Team Stand-Ups and Official Scrum Meeting (avg: 4,188; total: 16) 0%
0
31,3%
5
0%
0
18,8%
3
25%
4
18,8%
3
6,3%
1
High-Level Release Planning (avg: 2,562; total: 16) 18,8%
3
31,3%
5
31,3%
5
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
0%
0
0%
0
Retrospectives (avg: 2,5; total: 16) 43,8%
7
12,5%
2
18,8%
3
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
0%
0
6,3%
1
Status Reports (avg: 2,625; total: 16) 12,5%
2
43,8%
7
18,8%
3
18,8%
3
6,3%
1
0%
0
0%
0
Short Release Cycles (avg: 2,25; total: 16) 43,8%
7
25%
4
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
6,3%
1
6,3%
1
0%
0
Produce Potentially Shippable Software Each Iteration/Sprint (avg: 2,75; total: 16) 25%
4
31,3%
5
18,8%
3
12,5%
2
0%
0
6,3%
1
6,3%
1
Iteration/Sprint Planning (avg: 2,375; total: 16) 43,8%
7
25%
4
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
0%
0
6,3%
1
6,3%
1
Planning Game (avg: 2,933; total: 15) 33,3%
5
13,3%
2
13,3%
2
13,3%
2
20%
3
6,7%
1
0%
0
One Product Owner/Customer (avg: 2,267; total: 15) 40%
6
20%
3
20%
3
13,3%
2
6,7%
1
0%
0
0%
0
Prioritized Worklist (avg: 1,733; total: 15) 46,7%
7
33,3%
5
20%
3
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
40-Hours-Week (avg: 2,133; total: 15) 26,7%
4
46,7%
7
13,3%
2
13,3%
2
0%
0
0%
0
0%
0
Daily Scrum Meeting (avg: 2,267; total: 15) 60%
9
13,3%
2
0%
0
13,3%
2
0%
0
6,7%
1
6,7%
1
Burndown Chart (avg: 2,357; total: 14) 50%
7
14,3%
2
21,4%
3
0%
0
0%
0
7,1%
1
7,1%
1
Story Board with Task Breakdowns (avg: 2,067; total: 15) 46,7%
7
26,7%
4
6,7%
1
13,3%
2
6,7%
1
0%
0
0%
0
avg: 2,569; total: 232 35,3%
82
24,6%
57
14,7%
34
10,8%
25
5,6%
13
6%
14
3%
7




10) How commonly are the following communication strategies used in your projects:

Number of question respondents: 16

  Very Common
(value: 1)
Common
(value: 2)
Sometimes
(value: 3)
Not Common
(value: 4)
Very Uncommon
(value: 5)
Never
(value: 6)
Don't Know
(value: 7)
 
Presence Center (avg: 2,875; total: 16) 43,8%
7
18,8%
3
6,3%
1
6,3%
1
0%
0
12,5%
2
12,5%
2
Videoconferencing (avg: 4,562; total: 16) 0%
0
18,8%
3
12,5%
2
0%
0
31,3%
5
37,5%
6
0%
0
Teleconference Calls (avg: 3,467; total: 15) 6,7%
1
26,7%
4
26,7%
4
20%
3
0%
0
13,3%
2
6,7%
1
Instant Messaging (avg: 2,375; total: 16) 43,8%
7
18,8%
3
12,5%
2
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
6,3%
1
0%
0
E-Mail (avg: 2,133; total: 15) 40%
6
26,7%
4
20%
3
6,7%
1
6,7%
1
0%
0
0%
0
Wikis (avg: 3,25; total: 16) 12,5%
2
37,5%
6
12,5%
2
6,3%
1
12,5%
2
18,8%
3
0%
0
Face-to-Face Communication at Whiteboard (avg: 1,938; total: 16) 62,5%
10
18,8%
3
6,3%
1
0%
0
6,3%
1
0%
0
6,3%
1
Face-to-Face Communication (avg: 1,667; total: 15) 66,7%
10
20%
3
6,7%
1
0%
0
0%
0
6,7%
1
0%
0
avg: 2,792; total: 125 34,4%
43
23,2%
29
12,8%
16
6,4%
8
8%
10
12%
15
3,2%
4




TOOLS




11) How important is the tool support for the following practices in your projects:

Number of question respondents: 15

  Required
(value: 1)
Optional
(value: 2)
Not Recommended
(value: 3)
 
Small Releases Planning and Tracking (avg: 1,4; total: 15) 66,7%
10
26,7%
4
6,7%
1
Iteration Planning and Tracking (avg: 1,533; total: 15) 53,3%
8
40%
6
6,7%
1
Global Prioritized Work List (avg: 1,643; total: 14) 50%
7
35,7%
5
14,3%
2
Burn Down Chart (avg: 1,667; total: 15) 46,7%
7
40%
6
13,3%
2
Stakeholders Communication and Collaboration (avg: 1,6; total: 15) 53,3%
8
33,3%
5
13,3%
2
Document Management (avg: 1,867; total: 15) 20%
3
73,3%
11
6,7%
1
Product Delivery Management (avg: 1,6; total: 15) 46,7%
7
46,7%
7
6,7%
1
Traceability to Tests and Defects (avg: 1,357; total: 14) 64,3%
9
35,7%
5
0%
0
Team of Teams Meetings (avg: 1,786; total: 14) 35,7%
5
50%
7
14,3%
2
Business Alignment (avg: 1,786; total: 14) 35,7%
5
50%
7
14,3%
2
Teams Coordination, Management and Control (avg: 1,643; total: 14) 57,1%
8
21,4%
3
21,4%
3
Global Task Board (avg: 1,571; total: 14) 57,1%
8
28,6%
4
14,3%
2
Shared Electronic Workspace (avg: 1,429; total: 14) 57,1%
8
42,9%
6
0%
0
avg: 1,606; total: 188 49,5%
93
40,4%
76
10,1%
19