Measuring Developer Productivity: Can, How, and Should You Do It?

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The text discusses the complex topic of measuring developer productivity and whether it is possible or beneficial to do so. It highlights that while some companies use algorithms and metrics to measure productivity, these are not the full solution. The text explores different ways to measure productivity, such as using DORA metrics and the SPACE framework. It emphasizes that focusing on team productivity rather than individual developers' output is more effective. Additionally, it suggests that measuring happiness and satisfaction among developers can be a better indicator of productivity. Overall, the text argues that while measuring productivity is challenging, it is essential for improving developer performance and achieving business goals.


Date published
Oct. 5, 2022

Don Brown

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