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I'm looking for some input on what's happening out there.

Does anyone have any programmer performance yardsticks in place?

How does management analysis your programming performance?

What works what doesn't?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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"paul" <pa********@hotmail.com> schrieb:
I'm looking for some input on what's happening out there.


How is this question related to VB.NET programming?

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Nov 21 '05 #2

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"paul" <pa********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I'm looking for some input on what's happening out there.

Does anyone have any programmer performance yardsticks in place?

How does management analysis your programming performance?

What works what doesn't?


Some sort of formal lines per day or whatever doesn't.
You can't measure performance in that manner.

You get a piece of work in and look into scheduling it for someone.
You need to have an understanding of what they must do.
You ( or their immediate boss or someone ) should already know about how
long it ought to take.
You agree timescale with the programmer.
Maybe he thinks of some reason it'll take more or less time.
So maybe you agree a different number.
He does it.
You walkthrough with him.
How'd he do the work, did he cut corners or do a great job or what.
You look at how long he took.
Record the two somehow.

Repeat.

After some meaningful period has passed, see how he's doing and bear in mind
how everyone is doing.
If everyone works slower than you thought then congratulate yourself on
being a genius and lower the bar a bit.

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Andy O'Neill



Nov 21 '05 #3

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Paul,

Very simple calculate what his product has for direct and/or indirect total
revenue and give him as a bonus 50% of that. (Most often he will than give
you a program to do that, he has than made it for himself as well to check
you)

You will see how good that works.

Just my idea

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #4

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"eXtreme Programming Explained", by Kent Beck, published by Addison Wesley.
Read the chapters on planning and velocity.
"Code Complete", by Steve McConnell, published by Microsoft Press.

Both those books have good information on metrics and measuring performance
of a programmer.

You could also take a look at Fred Brook's classic work "The Mythical Man
Month".
But, like Herfried said - what on earth does this have to do with a
technical newsgroup focussed on VB.NET problems and solutions?
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Pete Wright
Author of ADO.NET Novice to Pro for Apress
www.petewright.org

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I'm looking for some input on what's happening out there.

Does anyone have any programmer performance yardsticks in place?

How does management analysis your programming performance?

What works what doesn't?

Nov 21 '05 #5

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