Survey of 21 software developers at a 3-day intensive Agile development workshop.

Participant-observation for three days at the Agile development workshop. Observing, participating in Agile practices with the developers, and communicating with them.

Three face-to-face meetings with the CEO: two at the author’s university campus and another at the company’s offices (a total of about 5 hours).

One face-to-face meeting with the CIO at the company’s offices (about 3 hours).

Six email messages discussing and clarifying Alpha’s practice of Agile development.