• Subject: RE: programmer productivity.
  • From: "Stone, Brad V (TC)" <bvstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:31:43 -0600

> >When I go to bring my motorcycle to my 
> >mechanic for work, sure I'm intrigued because 
> >it amazes me how he adjusts the valves or 
> >tunes my carburators to perfection, squeezing 
> >out 2 more hp.  But, do I question him on his work
> >habits or how many carbs a day he does?  No.  
> 
> But his boss does.  If the mechanic spends 20 hours working on my 1943
> Indian because "it's cool" and ignores the other work, 
> shouldn't the boss
> care?  

He is the boss.  :)  He's got a very sweet Ducati 916 SSP Autographed by
Matt Maladin and Mr. Ferraci.  #69.

Which brings ANOTHER point.  If he wasn't the boss, his boss would care, I
agree.  But most of the time his Boss will know his work and understand it
takes at least 2 hours to do a valve job.  It will be easy for his boss to
measure his competence and skill.  These days, it isn't the case that a
programmers boss was a programmer.  Its usually someone from another Dept
that thinks technology is cool and wanted to change their career for the
10th time.  thus we come full circle as to why management thinks of LOC as a
good measurement.  They have no clue.

> Good post, and sorry I irked you.

It's good to irk.  :)  Get's the thoughts going.

Rollin rollin rollin.....
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