|Tip 18||Ace Your Performance Review|
|[White Belt] Your performance review isn’t for a year, but start logging your accomplishments early.|
Consider the poor, hapless software manager: once a year she has to write reviews for all her employees and try to state, in objective and quantifiable terms, how they did on a job that’s intrinsically abstract.
Attempts to quantify programmer performance have never gone well. For example, the junior manager might try to measure how much code a programmer writes. During Apple’s get-it-done push to ship the Lisa computer, managers decided to track the lines of code written each week by each programmer. Bill Atkinson ...