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Software Project Archaeology

A colleague asked me the following question: Assume you were asked to assess a software development team from outside of the organization (that might occur as due diligence or some other context), and you had full access to all internal artifacts of the organization, but you were not allowed to talk directly with anyone from inside. To what degree could you evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the software team just from reviewing just their work, without...

  1. Posted on March 13, 2013 6:53:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Consulting, requirements, software development, classic mistakes, Construx Software, Team Productivity

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