Snapshot of Personnel Productivity Assessment in Indian IT Industry

Abstract

Measuring the productivity of employees has been one of the concerns of IT organisations globally. It is indispensable to calculate the cost of the project vis-a-vis the time estimate. While calculating the lines of coding (Loc) has generally been the common criteria for programmers, it is not always considered an effective measure of the actual work done. The time spent on activities like attending training programmes, participating in meetings, co-coordinating with colleagues, or conceptualising, is presumably unaccounted. Questions lurking unanswered relate to the effective criteria and international benchmarks. Amusingly most companies have their own home-grown productivity calculators to track the progress of their projects. Productivity measurement is equally important for an organisation as well as an IT worker. Awareness of productivity paves way-for mutual progress-self and the organization. This paper, through illustrative-case examples, provides a holistic perspective of personnel productivity assessment methods used in Indian IT industry. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2800-7.ch015

DOI: 10.4018/jitpm.2011010104

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@article{Natarajan2011SnapshotOP, title={Snapshot of Personnel Productivity Assessment in Indian IT Industry}, author={Thamaraiselvan Natarajan and Saraswathy R. Aravinda Rajah and Sivagnanasundaram Manikavasagam}, journal={IJITPM}, year={2011}, volume={2}, pages={48-61} }