||Location (Not Relevant: Although there are two locations – Beijing and Hangzhou, but one set of management team and one standard QMS are shared across the two locations, most project teams have members from both of the two locations. The locations therefore do not affect the software development processes nor how projects are managed.)
Customer (Not Relevant: Although different customers have different project targets, which have already been take into account during planning stage – schedule, cost and risk planning, there is no major process variation due to customers. The customers therefore do not affect how products are developed.)
Size (Not Relevant: Projects are about the same size and size does not determine how projects are managed.)
Organizational Structure: There are four sub-departments: 1. Cloud Computing 2. Cloud Security 3. Middleware and Application 4. Big Data. Processes are customized based on the nature of the four sub-departments.
Type of Work (Not Relevant: The type of work is the same across the projects and does not affect how projects are managed.)
|Sampling Factor Values:
||Cloud Computing (Organizational Structure): Development projects out of Cloud Computing Sub-department
Cloud Security (Organizational Structure): Development projects out of Cloud Security Sub-department
Middleware and Application (Organizational Structure): Development projects out of Middleware and Application Sub-department
Big Data (Organizational Structure): Development projects out of Big Data Sub-department
Cloud Computing: Development projects out of the Cloud Computing Sub-department.
120 People, 7 Basic Units
– Cloud Computing
Cloud Security: Development projects out of the Cloud Security Sub-department.
20 People, 5 Basic Units
– Cloud Security
Big Data: Development projects out of the Big Data Sub-department.
120 People, 15 Basic Units
– Big Data
Middleware and Application: Development projects out of the Middleware and Application Sub-department.
80 People, 5 Basic Units
– Middleware and Application