This weekend I got an email from X (Chris Verhoef). He noticed I used the research of the Chaos Report and his research in a blog post. Chris and J. Laurenz Eveleens wrote an article in IEEE Software (January and February issue) on the Chaos Report. They stated; “Although the Standish Group’s Chaos reports […]

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For the fourth year the State of Agile Development survey was conducted. This year’s survey saw 2,570 participants from 88 countries share their experiences. Survey questions range from size of organization to individual practices utilized.

The interesting results were:
– more companies adopt Scrum
– most follow the Scrum implementation.
– less […]

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IT projects still have an interesting track record. The chaos report (2009) from the Standish Group reports 32 % of IT projects are successful, 44% are challenged and 24 % fail.  Small projects (< 500 $) are more successful and big projects tend to fail more.  None over 10 M $ are successful. These figures […]

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One off the elements in SOA projects is estimating the cost. In classical Designer/ Developer projects we use function points to estimate cost (#function points * hours per point). In our current SOA projects we are using our experience from earlier SOA projects and we are using Scrum.  The interesting point off Scrum is that […]

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