Issue No. 04 - Dec. (1975 vol. 1)
Randall F. Scott , Command Control and Communications Directorate, U.S. Air Force Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Dick B. Simmons , Data Processing Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex. 77843
Methods of studing 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.
Productivity, Computational modeling, Educational institutions, Programming, Computers, Program processors, small group model, Communications structure, programmer productivity, programming group size, simulation
R. F. Scott and D. B. Simmons, "Predicting programming group productivity a communications model," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 1, no. , pp. 411-414, 1975.