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A Simple Way To Measure Teams

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The folks at Business of Software have published an article I wrote discussing one simple way to measure teams.  The technique borrows some philosophy from Clayton Christensen’s new book How Will You Measure Your Life?  The technique involves a single session in which a team identifies the qualities that matter most and then self-evaluates on those qualities, and the idea is meant to be useful for engineering but also other types of teams (like marketing or sales).  You can read the full article here.

Written by Jonathan Alexander

July 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

Posted in New Ideas, Publications

Part 2 Article on Moneyball

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Today O’Reilly Radar published my follow-up article Moneyball for software engineering (Part 2).  While the previous article introduced concepts of how Moneyball-like metrics can be applied to improve software development teams, this article focuses more on the process and techniques to get started with metrics.

Written by Jonathan Alexander

January 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

Posted in Publications

New Article on O’Reilly Radar

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O’Reilly Radar published a new article today Moneyball for Software Engineering.  This is a quick introduction to concepts about how Moneyball-like metrics can be applied to software development teams.

Written by Jonathan Alexander

October 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Posted in Publications