• Subject: Re: programmer productivity.
  • From: "alan shore" <SHOREA@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 15:18:40 -0500

As Elmer Fudd has been known to say 
"Be careful, VEWY - VEWY careful"

I've been through this attempt to measure a programmers productivity so many 
times, its ridiculous. 

The best method I've come across, is still nowhere near perfect. 
Will you be asking the programmer to create/write one program at a time, when 
there could be ten or more programs involved in the entire project?
What happens when the user turns around and says, "yes that's what we asked 
for, but its not what we need".
Who will be responsible for final testing? If not the programmer, will they be 
able to turn it around in a timely fashion? I've had a project in QA (User 
acceptance testing) for 4 months. The users have been too busy to work on the 
testing, due to higher priority projects. As the user is payroll and benefits, 
and the higher priority projects affects them getting me my money, I'm not 
complaining. However, my status report shows that I have a project that is 4 
months late.
The list could go on and on - but I hope you get my drift.

>>> "midrange" <midrange.mail@sfmco.com> 11/09 2:28 PM >>>
I have been ask by accountants to provide them with a way to measure our
programmers productivity.


I know what I think is productive. fast accurate turnaround on projects.

does anyone one else have any comments.

thank you jeff grace

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