Please distribute this email. 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 is: www.assessingagilepm.com.

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