||Location (Not Relevant: All projects are developed in the Reaseach and Development Center located in Nanjing office.)
Customer (Not Relevant: The OU develops software for government agencies only.)
Size (Not Relevant: All projects observed are of similar size.)
Organizational Structure (Not Relevant: All projects are developed under Research and Development Center, no division is observed under the OU.)
Type of Work (Not Relevant: There is only one type of work executed under the OU: software development.)
Funding Source: There are two sources for the fund of the projects: self-funding and contract. Processes like RD, REQM and VAL differs in implementation.
|Sampling Factor Values:
||Self-funding (Funding Source): The organization provides the fund for the product research and development to meet the needs of the potential clients.
Contract (Funding Source): The requirements are proposed by customer and a contract is signed by both parties and the customer will burden the fee for project development.
GroupA: The subgroup covers the projects whose research and development cost is burdened by the organization itself without any existing customer promising to pay the bill.
14 People, 2 Basic Units
GroupB: The subgroup covers the projects which are required by a specified customer and the customer is expected to pay for the cost based on the contract signed by both parties.
5 People, 1 Basic Units