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Measuring Productivity of Individual Programmers

My last couple of posts on productivity variations among programmers and the Chief Programmer Team model gave rise to some discussion about hazards of measuring software productivity at the individual programmer level. Software engineering studies normally measure productivity in terms of time to complete...

  1. Posted on April 9, 2008 5:22:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Methods & Processes, Testing & QA, productivity, Management, Design, Individual Productivity, Construction

Productivity Variations Among Software Developers and Teams: The Origin of 10x

Some blog readers have asked for more background on where the "10x" name of this blog came from. The gist of the name is that researchers have found 10-fold differences in productivity and quality between different programmers with the same levels of experience and also between different teams working within the same industries. Individual Productivity Variation in Software DevelopmentThe original study that found huge variations in individual programming productivity was...

  1. Posted on March 27, 2008 10:15:AM by ThinkLogic ThinkLogic to 10x Software Development
  2. Methods & Processes, Testing & QA, productivity, Management, Design, 10x, Individual Productivity, Team Productivity, Software Teams, Construction