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2. Selecting the study design: Based on the classes we have had for GRAD 695, I have chosen to do a qualitative study design because it is flexible and it can be non-sequential. In Chapter 7 of the Applied Research Design book, they have provided a figure of the qualitative research model (Hedrick, Bickman, & Rog, 1993, p 217), I plan on following the same steps: Goals: Define the result of the study. Mine is being able to calculate ROI and track it against vision. Conceptual framework Research questions: List of things I plan to understand from this study. Methods: Approach and techniques to be used for collecting data Validity: How do I plan to validate the results? 3. Define the environment: I will be collecting data at the place where I work. We perform sprints every 2 weeks starting on a Wednesday and ending on Tuesday 2 weeks later. We have a sprint planning meeting every Tuesday morning that’s when we will be deciding work done for the next 2 weeks.
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1 5 THE TITLE OF YOUR PAPER 4. Data collection: Define metrics using a combination of traditional EVM and scrum metrics. Try to record the values of the metrics for at least 2-3 different projects for at least 2-3 projects. 5. Data inference: Create a relationship between the metrics so that it correctly shows the project cost and performance. 6. Validating the hypothesis in the environment: Use the newly defined metrics once again for the projects. And this time estimate whether the project is going on track and under performance. Proposed Work Plan (1-2 pages) When do you expect to start and to finish? I will be doing this proposed work as part of GRAD 699 for the Late Spring Semester. The course will last for 14 weeks so at the end of the course, I plan to present my findings. Detailed plan of work with major activities, target dates for completion, etc. Timeline Major Activities Week 1-6 Collect data from at least 3 sprints Week 6-8 Study the data collected and try to find relationship Week 8-12 Validate relationship by collecting data and see whether project is on track or not Week 12-14 Write down hypothesis.
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1 6 THE TITLE OF YOUR PAPER REFERENCES 1. Sheuly, S. (2013). A systematic literature review on agile project. 2. What is agile? Retrieved February 17, 2017, from Agile In A Nutshell, 3. Barton, B.;Blackburn, T.;Sulaiman, T.; AgileEVM - earned value management in Scrum Projects; Proceedings of AGILE 2006 Conference ;2006 4. Hedrick, T. E., Bickman, L. B., & Rog, D. J. (1993). Applied research design: A practical guide, Vol. 32 (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: SAGE Publications. 5. Saripalli, P. S., & Darse, D. H. P. (2011). Finding common denominators for agile software development: a systematic literature review. 6. Hossain, E., Babar, M. A., & Paik, H. Y. (2009, July). Using scrum in global software development: a systematic literature review. In 2009 Fourth IEEE, International Conference on Global Software Engineering (pp. 175-184). Ieee.
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