Part 6 (Last part)

To further assist in building the proposed Hybrid Adaptive and Dynamic (HANDY) Model by including the project size.
A data collection for the mixed use of significant traditional and agile characteristics, with its link and influence to Adaptive and Dynamic characteristics were in parts 1 to 5.

The categorisation of project size to propose an improved model is included in this section. Major complexity attributes were identified using complexity theory variables, the literature review results, and industry experience.

Function point metric provide the conceptual idea that the size of a software product is directly dependent on the number of different functions or features it supports. Many features in a software product supports the concept to be a larger size than a smaller product with less number of features. It will also look at the combination patterns (S-small, M-medium,
and L-large).

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* 1. P6Q1) Select a project in your organisation and tick the S, M, or L boxes that best fits your project by using this proposed criteria.

  S M L
Criteria
1. -Team Size (Project Resource)
S-(< 4) 
M-(4-8) 
L-(> 8)
Criteria
2.  - Elapsed Time (Duration)
S-(< 6 months)
M-(6-12 months)
L-(> 12 months)
Criteria
3.  - Schedule Flexibility
S-(Flexible)
M-(Minor variations acceptable)
L-(Deadline is fixed)
Criteria
4.  - Function Points (FP)
S-(<100)
M-(=100<1000)
L-(=<1000)
Criteria 
5. 
- Technical Complexity
S-(Routine repeat business, no new technology)
M-(Enhancement of existing product/ service)
L-(Novel, ground breaking with high innovation)
Criteria
6.  - Contractual Complexity
S-(No unusual commercial agreements or conditions)
M-(Minor deviations from existing commercial practices)
L-(Novel and ground-breaking commercial practices)
Criteria
7.  - Strategic Importance and Impact
S-(Internal Interest only)
M-(Some direct impact but low priority)
L-(Affects core business and service delivery)
Criteria
8. - Impact of Change
S-(Single area)
M-(Number of areas)
L-(Whole organisation)
Criteria
9.  - Dependency on Other Projects
S-(No major dependencies)
M-(Some major low risk dependencies)
L-(Major high risk dependencies)
Criteria
10.  - Reputation Importance
S-(No implications)
M-(Some implications)
L-(Major implications)
Criteria
11.  - Market Sector Regulatory Characteristics
S-(No regulatory requirements)
M-(Standard or challenging requirements)
L-(Highly regulated or Novel sector)
Criteria
12.  - Requirement Stability
S-(Clear fully-defined agree objectives)
M-(Some uncertainty or minor changes during the project)
L-(Major uncertainty or not finalised requirement subject to negotiation)
Criteria
13. - Total Cost (RM)
S-(<100K)
M-(101K-499K)
L-(>500K)
Criteria
14.  - Post Project Liabilities
S-(None)
M-(Acceptable )
L-(Significant)
Count the number of ticks for S/M/L 
- If > than 7 S – Small
- If > than 7 M – Medium
- If > than 5 L – Large
Tick the size of the project using the proposed classification below
Source: Edith Cowan University – Melbourne, Australia. ATOM risk (David Hamilton and Peter Simon)
Additionally, the following questions provide clarity to dynamic characteristics and project success. Please circle one number for each project size determinant (1 -No, 2- Slight, 3 – Moderate, 4 –Neutral, 5-Average, 6-Large, 7-Tremendous) and support your response with relevant answers.

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* 2. P6Q2) Is determining the size an important factor of the project?

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* 3. P6Q3) Do you feel the size of the project should be determined before the start of the project?

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* 4. P6Q4) Will knowing the significance of adaptive and dynamic characteristics provide a major way in determining the size of the projects (based on parts 3 and 4 of this questionnaire)?

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* 5. P6Q5) How many years of experience do you have with traditional software development methodologies? 

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* 6. P6Q6) How many years of experience do you have with Agile software development methodologies? 

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