Re: Assessing Customer Satisfaction and Agile Project Management - PhD Dissertation

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 16:40:19 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 28, 2:39 pm, LoganSquareDon <> wrote:
> Please distribute this email. This is a reminder. Data on both agile
> and plan-driven projects are welcome.
> To Whom It May Concern,
> My name is Donald Buresh, and I am a Ph.D. student at Northcentral
> University located in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The reason that I am
> writing to you is because I would like you to participate in an
> internet survey for my dissertation. The topic of my dissertation is
> assessing agile project management and customer satisfaction. The web
> site where you can find my survey
> The questionnaire will ask you about a software development project
> that was recently completed within your organization. It will take you
> about 15 minutes to answer the questions. The questionnaire will ask
> you a series of questions about the project, including whether the
> software product was developed using agile-driven or plan-driven
> methods. If you do not know the answer, the questionnaire will ask you
> a series of three questions, and based on your responses, it is smart
> enough to decide what software methodology was employed. The
> questionnaire will then ask you other questions about the software
> development project. If at any time you decide not to participate in
> the survey, you need only exit the survey window, and your data will
> not be collected. When you have completed the survey, please press the
> appropriate button to submit your responses, and then close the survey
> window.
> All of your responses will be anonymous and all of your data will be
> held in the strictest confidence. From your responses, it will not be
> possible to identify you or your organization. Since the data obtained
> from this questionnaire will be used in my doctoral dissertation, the
> results may possibly appear in an academic or trade publication. None
> of your responses will ever be revealed.
> Thank you for considering to participate in this survey. If you do
> participate in the survey, and want to obtain a copy of my
> dissertation, please do not hesitate to respond to this email, and let
> me know. When the degree has been granted, and the dissertation has
> been accepted and published, I will be more than happy to send you an
> electronic copy. Again, thank you for your time.
> Donald L. Buresh
> 3115 Enoch Avenue
> Zion, IL 60099
> Home Tele: 847-872-1659

An internet survey to base "research" on for a doctorate? Yikes ... Received on Mon Apr 28 2008 - 18:40:19 CDT

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