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Archives / 2007 / February
  • Process Template Editor Now a Power Tool

    The Team System Process Template Editor is a tool I kicked-off that helped with the creation and maintenance of Team System Process Template definitions as well as work item defintions. 

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  • Metrics for Developers?

    Check out this article by Nigel Cheshire - quoting both Sam Guckenheimer and Joel Spolsky about whether or not measuring developer performance is a good thing or not.  Both Sam and Joel say to stay clear away from doing this.  Where do you stand?  Personally, I say that we need to "professionalize" our industry a bit more before we can be effective at doing this.  Tools like Team System make instrumentation of developers a lot easier, however I don't think we can clearly understand the inter-relationship of metrics on individual developers well enough yet.  Nigel compares Sales people to Developers in this respect - asking why we can ask Sales people to hit metrics and not ask Developers to do the same.

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