The Psychotic Task of Measuring Developer Productivity
Measuring developer productivity is a purely and utterly psychotic task. There is no better occupation than that of engineers and developers to game a system that is in essence a game to begin with. Set a metric, make it fair, make it reasonable and at some point it will become a game. The real question is, “are we moving steadily, reliably and responsibly toward our goal with the mission of the company in mind?” Can that even be measured?