Measuring Productivity of Software Development Teams
Serbian Journal of Management, Vol. 7, Issue. 1, pp. 65-75, 2012
11 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2014 Last revised: 3 May 2014
Date Written: 2012
This paper gives an exhaustive literature review of the techniques and models available to measure the productivity of software development teams. Definition of productivity, measuring individual programmer's productivity, and measuring software development team productivity are discussed. Based on the literature review it was found that software productivity measurement can be done using SLOC (Source Lines of Code), function points, use case points, object points, and feature points. Secondary research findings indicate that the team size, response time, task complexity, team climate and team cohesion have an impact on software development team productivity. List of factors affecting the software development team productivity are studied and reviewed.
Keywords: software productivity; team productivity; productivity factors; software teams; managing information systems projects
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