Software Development at Scale:
Results from the Spring 2014 DDJ State of the IT Union Survey
|This survey was performed during the Spring of 2014 and there was 231 respondents. The survey was announced in my Feburary 2014 DDJ article The Non-Existent Software Crisis: Debunking the Chaos Report and on Twitter. The primary goals of the survey were to find out what levels of scale were being faced by teams and to see how successfull teams were by paradigm. We looked at several scaling factors as called out in the Software Development Context Framework (SDCF) and Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD). My detailed analysis was published on DrDobbs.com under the title Software Development is Very, Very Hard: Even for those who know it's hard .|
Some findings include:
Figure 1. The paradigm primarily followed by software development teams.
Figure 2. Scaling complexities faced by development teams.
Figure 3. How Agile compares, by succcess factor.
Figure 4. How geographically distributed are Agile teams?
You may use this data as you see fit, but may not sell it in whole or in part. You may publish summaries of the findings, but if you do so you must reference the survey accordingly (include the name and the URL to this page). Feel free to contact me with questions.Better yet, if you publish, please let me know so I can link to your work.
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