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Predicting programming group productivity a communications model

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2 Author(s)
Randall F. Scott ; Command Control & Communications Directorate, U.S. Air Force Headquarters, Washington, DC, USA ; Dick B. Simmons

Methods of studying programmer productivity are difficult to find. The classical methods of observation and statistical analysis are in many cases inappropriate. This paper describes a simulation approach in which programmers are considered to be individual processors. Relative group productivity is then measured based upon the productivity levels and communications relationships of the processors.

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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  (Volume:SE-1 ,  Issue: 4 )