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Tom Gradel looks at Scott Ambler Surveys

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Tom Gradel looks at Scott Ambler Surveys

Time: March 29, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Frontline Technologies
Street: 1400 AtWater Drive
City/Town: Malvern
Website or Map:…
Event Type: survey, gradel
Organized By: John Voris, Lead Coordinator
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2017

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Tom Gradel looks at Scott Ambler Surveys

Long time Agile Philly member Tom Gradel had " some pre-PhD research on Agile of some Scott Ambler survey data.  Tom is ready to release another survey and subsequent analysis to corroborate some findings from that and other studies.

Tom looked at the data that Scott has up on his website

It was a great chance for us at AgilePhilly to get insight to directions for the Agile industry as a whole.

Tom thanks all for being in the discussion on Tuesday 

 and asks if you will review and critique his survey  here:


And for those interested, here is the link to the slide deck:


Please feel free to send comments to:

Tom Gradel (



Remember, Scott Ambler comes to Downtown Philadelphia to have a chat with anyone who shows up on Monday April 11th at the Olde City Sheraton.  Tom's talk is a perfect lead–up to Scott's coming to town.



Tom presented a model for interaction of Agile processes that affect project success. We learned about the parts of Agile that are effective, and how the various different techniques create synergies to contribute to successful projects. The critical factors that affect Agile were summarized and a modern theoretical model was presented.


Tom Gradel is a PhD candidate at Temple University, CSM, and leader of several transitions to Agile.  Tom is currently Software Engineering and Product Manager at Guiding Technologies, a Philadelphia based startup focused on providing instructional software for those teaching Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to children with autism and was worked to improve memory for our soldiers with TBI (traumatic brain injury). He also spent more than 6 years as development manager of medical devices at Olympus Medical exploring use of Agile in an FDA regulated environment.

His relevant papers include:

A PLS Modeling Approach for Analysis of Survey Data Examining Adoption of Agile Software Engineering, Gradel and Nosek, PLS Application Symposium, 2015

Model of Critical Factors for Outsourcing Agile Development, Gradel and Nosek, AMCIS 2009

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