Hours, Effort, Completed Tasks and Measuring Developer Value

It may be the line of business I am in (consulting), but it seems like finding how to evaluate developers is a common challenge.  There are discussions and even arguments about developer value that impact employees, projects, and even companies.  Although I do not have some divine insight to provide, I do have some food for thought as you consider this obstacle. Developer Value Varies Geometrically The most significant challenge in finding the correct mix of skills and adequate compensation …

Building a Team For The Long Term – Keeping Core Staff

There are so many factors that go into a successful development team that it can seem like an impossible task.  The technology and requirements seem to change daily, and there are always options for staff to move to another job.  All that being said, there is a considerable value in keeping core staff in the team and creating long-term stability.  This is not a goal that will just magically be accomplished.  It takes some planning and effort as well as communication with …