An Employee Performance Assessment System to Improve Software Project Management

by Alex KhizhniakApril 5, 2008
We are glad to introduce our performance management system and describe helpful methods for a time-efficient programming process.

Things to pay attention to

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

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 a management style adopted in the organization
  • connection between performance and a 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 skilled employees and automate their creative work, they provide crucial numeric data for the 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 to 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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