||Location (Not Relevant: Locations are primarily Xiamen and neighboring provinces, China and the same set of standard processes are being used across all locations.)
Customer (Not Relevant: The firm”s projects are for the development of internet technology applications. Project activities are not different for its various customers.)
Size (Not Relevant: All projects follow the firm”s standard process with minor tailoring. Basic units size primarily range from 5-14 persons. Therefore standard processes employed do not differ based on this size range.)
Organizational Structure (Not Relevant: All the projects have the same basic and similar structure with project manager / project lead, team-members etc. Additionally, they all share the same OSSP (processes) implementation with no substantial tailoring. Consequently, organizational structure does not cause significant variations in the performance of processes.)
Type of Work: The firm”s projects are New Development Project and Function Enhanced Maintenance Projects. They primarily have different requirement process. The new development project is more of a spiral requirement. Function enhanced maintenance project more often uses the waterfall model.
|Sampling Factor Values:
||G1: Development Project (Type of Work): The Development Project is primarily a spiral requirement effort.
G:2 Function Enhanced Maintenance Project (Type of Work): Function enhanced maintenance projects primarily use the waterfall model.
Development Project:: The Development Project is primarily a spiral requirement effort.
14 People, 2 Basic Units
– G1: Development Project
Function Enhanced Maintenance Project: Function enhanced maintenance projects primarily use the waterfall model.
19 People, 3 Basic Units
– G:2 Function Enhanced Maintenance Project