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Software Metrics Don't Kill Projects, Moronic Managers Kill Projects

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Raoul Duke

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Re: Software Metrics Don't Kill Projects, Moronic Managers Kill Projects Posted: Dec 7, 2007 7:37 PM
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> Manager: What is the WizzleWub count of the DungBomb
> project?
>
> Dev: 17
>
> Manager: We were hoping for at least 19. I need to see you
> in my office...

hm, seems the right way to check up on something is basically to have, in effect, a whole bunch of metric values. I mean, if you dig into the code and then make judgments based on experience, you are basically deciding on metric values in your head.

so if the "dashboard" which previously only showed the single WizzleWub value instead also showed umpteen other values, and then even synthesized some sum-up values out of those, would that seem any more reasonable to those who distrust metrics so much?

(metrics seem great to me, yet i also completely agree that any tool can be abused. so if my boss is a jerk who uses nothing but WizzleWub... sucks to be me, for sure.)

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