Developer Productivity Measurement: The Full List of 2024 Research Papers & Resources
This page enumerates the most-cited research data, concepts, and tactics to measure developer progress. Its purpose is to educate Engineering Managers, so they are empowered with data-backed knowledge. Armed with modern, relevant developer productivity research, Managers can build a workplace that fosters consistent, productive engineering.
- Original first-party research
- Competitive research
- Developer feature explainers
- Developer measurement analysis and comparison
What We're Reading
Modern, high-polish research & analysis on measurement found on the web.
- Google DORA 2023 State of DevopsGoogle, 2023
- Developer Velocity AssessmentMicrosoft, 2023
- The SPACE of Developer ProductivityMicrosoft Research, 2021
- A Human-Centered Approach to Developer ProductivityIEEE Software, 2022
- How Google takes the pain out of code reviews, with 97% dev satisfactionEngineer's Codex, 2023
- Yes, you can measure software developer productivityMcKinsey & Company, 2023
- Your Code as a Crime SceneTornhill, 2015
- Tech debt metaphor maximalismApenwarr, 2023
- The economic impact of the AI-powered developer lifecycle and lessons from GitHub CopilotGitHub, 2023
- Sea Change in Software Development: Economic and Productivity Analysis of the AI-Powered Developer LifecycleGitHub, 2023
- Survey reveals AI’s impact on the developer experienceGitHub, 2023
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Research: Instrumenting developer productivity to compare best metrics
No single metric can tell the full story of developer productivity. This section presents research exploring which metrics perform best in which situations, and how to combine them to get a more complete picture.
What are the best Developer Analytics tools to instrument productivity?
Different tools specialize on different elements of ensuring an effective engineering culture. This section presents research to compare the relative strengths of each tool.
Developer Features available on GitClear
Research the tools that GitClear provides to developers to better understand how their code is impacting the business.
Developer measurement: Analysis, comparison and practical advice
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