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An Employee Performance Assessment System to Improve Software Project Management

Alex Khizhniak

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Chicopee, MA—On March 4, 2008, Altoros finalized the development of innovative employee performance assessment system. The proprietary metric-based tool enables customers to be in control of software quality in real time during the development life cycles. Performance management system allows to assess distributed software engineering team members by several key criteria, such as technical, personal, project metrics, and so on.

 

Things to pay attention to

At each stage of developing an adequate performance management system (diagnosis, procedures, design, pilot implementation, and introduction) numerous issues should be taken into consideration:

  • level of communication between linear managers and employees
  • performance evaluation and level of expertise
  • culture, traditions, and management style adopted in the organization
  • connection between performance and reward system

With the performance management system, organizations can turn their employee review process into a tool for better achieving both tactical performance and strategic business goals. Although process management tools cannot substitute having skilled employees and automate their creative work, they provide crucial numeric data for performance measurement process.

 

Five ways to measure your programmers’ performance

Like many innovations, setting up the performance management system is often a lengthy and expensive initiative. However, clear understanding of company’s values and its desire to establish a “performance management culture” can help succeed in implementation of the system.

To help IT organizations and software departments, we’ve compiled the results of our work in a comprehensive document. This research paper describes helpful, consistent methods of measuring programmers’ performance and motivation based on best practices, conducted interviews, and hours of discussions. Coupled with our time tracking tool (TX Chrono), the guidelines described in the document will help you to organize a time-efficient programming process.

TX Chrono is a timesheet tracking application for software development organizations standardizing on Visual Studio .NET. Web-based TX Chrono enables project managers and team members to submit, approve, and analyze timesheets, featuring a set of notification and reporting capabilities.

Let us know if you want to learn more about our performance management system and other tools that make software development more visible and predictable.

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