September 2014 State of the IT Union Survey

1. Welcome

Welcome to the September 2014 State of the IT Union Survey. The goal of this survey is to find out what is currently occurring on software development teams and how well it's working. 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.

There are 16 questions on 5 pages in this survey. It should take you 5 minutes to complete at most. Thank you very much for investing your valuable time to fill it out.

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.

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 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.
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