Welcome to the 2013 IT Project Success Survey. The goal of this survey is to find out how successful various approaches to software development really are in practice. There's a lot of rhetoric flying around out there but not a lot of hard data, making it very difficult for IT departments to make fact-based decisions as to how to organize the work that they do. You can help to rectify this problem by filling out this survey as honestly and thoroughly as you can.
This survey and it should take you about 10 minutes to complete at very most, more likely closer to 7 minutes. Sorry about the length, but it's important. Thank you very much for investing your valuable time to fill it out. To reward you, we'll be drawing 5 respondents, each of whom will be given a copy of Disciplined Agile Delivery: A Practitioner’s Guide to Agile Software Delivery in the Enterprise by Scott Ambler and Mark Lines published in June 2012 by IBM Press.
The draw is of course optional, you don't have to share your email with us (we won't use your email for anything other than this draw).
What we're doing with the information:
The results of this survey will be summarized in a forthcoming article by Scott Ambler in Dr Dobb's Journal. 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 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.