Codermetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams

Codermetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams
  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook (August 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449305156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449305154
eBook Description:

Codermetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams

How can you help your software team improve? This concise book introduces codermetrics, a clear and objective way to identify, analyze, and discuss the successes and failures of your software engineers-not as part of a performance review, but as a way to make the team a more cohesive and productive unit. Experienced team builder Jonathan Alexander presents a variety of simple and complex codermetrics, and teaches you how to create your own.

  • Learn how codermetrics changes long-held assumptions and improves team dynamics
  • Get recommendations for integrating codermetrics into existing processes
  • Ask the right questions to determine the type of data you need to collect
  • Use metrics to measure individual coder skills and a team’s effectiveness over time
  • Identify the contributions each coder makes to the team
  • Analyze the response to your software and its features-and verify that you’re meeting team and organizational goals
  • Build better teams, using codermetrics to make personnel adjustments and additions

Experienced team builder Jonathan Alexander explains how codermetrics helps teams understand exactly what occurred during a project, and enables each coder to focus on specific improvements. Alexander presents a variety of simple and complex codermetrics, and teaches you how to create your own.

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