• How to measure developer productivity

    Posted May 5, 2014 - 6:00 am

    Developer productivity. It's a very difficult thing to measure objectively and it only gets more difficult with size. Finding an accurate gauge of developer performance, one that is quantifiable, is the holy grail of IT management in larger organizations.
  • The Weekly Hash - December 21, 2012

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 12:13 pm

    A silly review of tech stories from this past week, today featuring the Dead Sea Scrolls going online, SpongeBob violating kids privacy and a Linday Lohan-inspired NASA mission
  • Google offers video producers better YouTube analytics

    Posted November 30, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    Search giant Google hopes offering improved audience metrics to YouTube content producers leads to higher-quality YouTube videos (and more advertising revenue).
  • How does IT measure up in your organization?

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    Are you content with the way IT is viewed in your organization? If not, you need to study the work of Dr. George Westerman, a Research Scientist in MIT Sloan's Center for Digital Business (CDB), who suggests you rethink the metrics you measure and how you communicate IT's value.
  • Business Measures: what to define?

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 11:12 am

    There are so many methods, strategies, books and theories about business measures but I never found a simple (2 pages) systematic way to define a business measure so that it will be quickly understandable to anybody.
  • Metrics that matter in agile projects

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 9:39 am

    Agile methods need only the most important metrics: the ones that tell the whole story about the project.
  • Leadership - Defining IT Performance Measures

    Posted September 16, 2008 - 1:10 pm

    Determining and establishing performance measures prior to a project's planning process assists in defining if the project was successful. Measurements assess whether the IT initiatives align with business strategies, ensure that the funding allocated was appropriate based on organizational priorities, and demonstrate that your investment produced the positive results you expected. What should those performance metrics be measuring?
  • Defining success for IT projects

    Posted April 11, 2008 - 2:03 pm

    If nobody is defining success for you. Define it for yourself! Then, if storm clouds gather and IT - yet again - finds itself being singled out for stooge duty, you will have your metrics, even if the project as a whole does not.
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