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Codermetrics by Jonathan Alexander

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Name

Teamwork

Synopsis

Purpose
Establish a relative rating for team-oriented contributions.
Formula
Teamwork = Assists + Saves + Range - Turnovers

Example

The individual coders on a software team are measured to have the following Skill Metric values for a software release:

Coder A: Assists 62, Saves 7, Range 2, Turnovers 22
Coder B: Assists 48, Saves 3, Range 6, Turnovers 11
Coder C: Assists 91, Saves 0, Range 4, Turnovers 7
Coder D: Assists 70, Saves 1, Range 3, Turnovers 0

The Teamwork metric for each coder can then be calculated as follows:

Teamwork Coder A = 62 + 7 + 2 - 22 = 49
Teamwork Coder B = 48 + 3 + 6 - 11 = 46
Teamwork Coder C = 91 + 0 + 4 - 7 = 8
Teamwork Coder D = 70 + 1 + 3 - 0 = 74

Notes

Summarizing the Skill Metrics that correlate with a variety of ways that coders help and support teammates, the Teamwork metric provides a relative value to identify coders who are strongest in this regard. Coders with a high Teamwork rating can be said to exhibit a higher level of teamwork in the kinds of contributions they make.

Having a low Teamwork rating does not mean a coder is a bad teammate, or even that the coder is lacking in teamwork in any way. That coder may have had other responsibilities that fall outside the elements this metric measures. A coder might take note if they have a lower Teamwork rating than others, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they did anything wrong. In this sense, I suggest you look at this metric (and all other Rating Metrics) as especially useful for identifying ...

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