alan shore wrote:

>Lines of Code is probably THE worst way of 
>charting someones performance. 

Agree that it is not optimum, but some measure is better than a popularity

>The responses of go back to the bean-counters 
>and ask what they use to measure their 
>productivity has to be the best answer.  

It's a cute reply, but I doubt that you really want to measure programmers
based on their ability to prepare a balance sheet within 3 days after the
period closes.  Somewhat less than practical.  Of course that assumes the
original poster wanted practical advice...

>I am curious as to what reply was received. 

I'd like to know the general tone of the company - do they want to know the
billable hours per day per programmer or number of projects completed per
month or number of bugs fixed per day...

>Plus, ask them why do they want to measure a 
>programmers productivity anyway.

Wouldn't that be so they can see if they're getting their money's worth?  

Buck Calabro
Aptis; Albany, NY
"Nothing is so firmly believed as
 that which we least know" -- Michel Montaigne
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