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One of the initial steps in researching a problem is to know exactly what the problem is and compose a problem statement that unambiguously identifies and defines the problem to research. Sekaran (2003) said, “No amount of good research can find solutions to the situation, if the critical issue or the problem to be studied is not clearly pinpointed” (p. 69). The area of research for this paper focuses on software development, in particular, the study of agile software development methodologies and if these methodologies are successful in delivering software on time, within budget, and includes the requested features. Researching a problem requires data to analyze, test hypotheses, and answer questions but the data and the source for the…show more content…
* Measurement: Operational * Scale: Ratio 5. What was the budget for your most recent Project? * Measurement: Physical * Scale: Ratio 6. What was the duration or your most recent project? * Measurement: Physical * Scale: Ratio 7. How successful was your most recent project? * Measurement: Operational * Scale: Interval 8. Has your Information Technology department ever used an agile development methodology in the past? * Measurement: Operational * Scale: Interval 9. What development methodology did your development team use on your most recent project? * Measurement: Physical * Scale: Nominal 10. On your most recent project, if the development team used an agile methodology, which style of agile development was used? * Measurement: Physical * Scale: Nominal 11. On the scale described in the chart, how do you feel about agile methodologies? * Measurement: Operational * Scale: Interval 12. The final question is free form and not required * Measurement: Operational * Scale: Interval Ethical conduct plays an important role in business research for a couple of reasons; one, it helps better the purpose of the organization and not for other self-serving reasons, and two, it will help safeguard the interests of those involved in the research. Ethical behavior must be a priority throughout all phases of the research project. Sekaran (2003) states, “The
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