CoderMetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams

CoderMetrics: Analytics for Improving Software Teams

by Jonathan Alexander
     
 

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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 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 explains how

Overview

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 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 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.

  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449305154
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Alexander has over 25 years of experience in softwaredevelopment. He is currently VP of Engineering at Vocalocity, a leaderin cloud-based business telecommunications. Previously he built andmanaged software teams at vmSight, Epiphany, and Radnet. He studiedcomputer science at UCLA, and began his career writing software forauthor Michael Crichton.

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