Agile Method Fit

 
CONSENT TO TAKE PART IN RESEARCH AS A HUMAN SUBJECT
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Project-Method Fit: Exploring Factors That Influence Agile Method Use

1. Principal Investigator: Diana K. Young, MS

You are being asked to participate in a research study. This form provides you with information about the study. You will be provided an opportunity to save and/or print this consent form for your reference. The Principal Investigator or her representative will provide you with any additional information that may be needed and answer any questions you may have. Read the information below and ask questions about anything you do not understand before you decide whether or not to take part. Your participation is entirely voluntary, anonymous, and you can refuse to participate or withdraw at any time.

Funding Source: Not Applicable

What is the purpose of the study? We are asking you to take part in a study concerning the influence of team and project factors on agile method fit. We want to see if a set of factors can be identified that indicate when use of an agile method is most appropriate. We are asking you to take part in this study because of your experience using agile methods.

What will be done if you agree to take part in this research study? You will complete an anonymous, on-line survey. You will be asked to think of an agile project that you recently worked on that is either complete or nearing completion. You will then be asked questions concerning the characteristics of that project and the team that worked on it. You will also be asked opinion oriented questions concerning how well the agile method fit the needs of the project.

What are the possible discomforts and risks? None are anticipated.

What are the possible direct benefits to the participant for taking part in this research? No direct benefits will occur at the time of participation.

What are the possible benefits to society from this research? The knowledge gained from this study will help organizations match agile methods with the project contexts where usage is most appropriate.

Will there be any costs related to the research? No costs will be incurred for participating in the study.

Will there be any compensation for participation? No compensation will be provided.

If you do not want to take part in this study, what other options are available to you? Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You are free to refuse to be in the study or to withdraw from the study at any time. Your refusal will not influence current or future relationships with The University of Texas at San Antonio.

How will your privacy and the confidentiality of your research records be protected? The survey is anonymous. Internet Protocol (IP) address tracking will not be enabled. None of the data collected can be connected to your identity.

How can you withdraw from this research study and whom should you call if you have questions? If you wish to stop your participation for any reason, simply stop answering the survey questions. If you have questions, please contact Diana K. Young at (210-458-8548) or at diana.young@utsa.edu.

In addition, if you have questions about your rights as a research subject, or if you have complaints, concerns, or questions about the research, you may contact the University of Texas at San Antonio Institutional Review Board at (210) 458-6473.

You have been informed about this study’s purpose, procedures, possible benefits and risks. You have been given the opportunity to ask questions before consenting to participate. You have been told that you can ask other questions at any time.

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