||Location (Not Relevant: Not a relevant sampling factor since the OU is in a single location Xian.)
Customer (Not Relevant: Not a relevant sampling factor since projects are executed for a specific domain (Land and Real Estate Information Technology) in the same manner.)
Size (Not Relevant: Not a relevant sampling factor since projects in the sample selected by the sponsor are of similar characteristics.)
Organizational Structure (Not Relevant: R&D Center is the only subgroup within which projects are executed; organizational structure is therefore not a relevant sampling factor)
Type of Work: 1 out of 5 Java projects executing standards Waterfall model selected by the sponsor.
|Sampling Factor Values:
||Sponsor Selected (Type of Work): 1 out of 5 sponsor selected projects that are critical to the OU”s execution context.
Sponsor Excluded (Type of Work): 4 of out 5 projects excluded by the sponsor primarily due to: a) reasons of confidentiality b) non-availability of project team members due to onsite support being provided by projects
R&D Center: Projects executed within R&D Center, (the only sub-group) implementing Java projects using Improved Waterfall methodology
12 People, 1 Basic Units
– Sponsor Selected