Category: Productivity (page 3 of 3)

Exploratory Study on Developer’s Personal Retrospections of their Work in Vancouver

I just arrived back home in Switzerland after a two week trip to Vancouver, Canada. Together with a work colleague from our s.e.a.l. research group, we conducted two studies (one each) on analyzing and improving developer’s effectiveness. Both studies were exploratory studies where we wanted to follow our ideas and explore their applicability and if developers would be willing to use our prototypes over two weeks or more. This is how the two studies looked:

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Survey: The Role of Music During Your Software Engineering Work

In some domains, studies have shown that music can improve the productivity of workers for some tasks. We invite you to participate in our survey about the role music plays during your software engineering work. Your answers will help us to find out more on how to improve developer productivity.

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A pre-print of “Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity” for FSE’14 is available! [Paper]

We just published a pre-print of our paper “Software Developers’ Perceptions of Productivity” for FSE’14, the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014). The paper was written by Thomas Fritz, Gail C. Murphy, Thomas Zimmermann and me.

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Programmer, Interrupted

I am still working on quantifying a developers productivity and providing him with a meaningful retrospective analysis. I’ll have more to share about this in the future. Just a small blog post by Chris Parnin that I find very worth to read: http://blog.ninlabs.com/2013/01/programmer-interrupted/