|Increasing Software Development Productivity
||25 Sep 04
(Source: Mary Poppendieck) Income growth of workers in any economic sector
is directly related to productivity growth. In the past, the productivity
of the technology sector grew not because technical workers were becoming
more productive, but because technical capability was growing so fast.
Unfortunately for the incomes of software development professionals, this
is no longer the case. Future income growth will be related to our ability
to increase software development productivity.
How can software development productivity be increased? Through the same
approaches used in operations: a focus on customer value, a short,
effective supply chain, healthy discipline, and innovation. Mary will
discuss techniques that businesses have used for decades to jump-start an
increase productivity, and show how they can be used to increase software
development productivity. pdf