• Subject: Re: programmer productivity.
  • From: "alan shore" <SHOREA@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 09:14:22 -0500

I agree. Once the project goes into QA, it is completely out of my hands. 
Unfourtunately, the "bean counters", I.S. dept manager, CIO etc. etc. ONLY tend 
to see that it has been in QA for n weeks/months, and they ALWAYS approach the 
programmer, NEVER the User as to why it is STILL in QA.
One of the may reasons I hate to try and measure productivity of programmers.

>>> <D.BALE@handleman.com> 11/09 4:56 PM >>>
I'm no project management guru, mind you, but if a project's mired in QA, that
*should* never have any bearing on a programmer's productivity.

Dan Bale
IT - AS/400
Handleman Company
248-362-4400  Ext. 4952

-------------------------- Original Message --------------------------
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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