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Volume 23, Number 1, Page 36 (1984)
Nontopical Issue
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A comparative study of system response time on program developer productivity

by G. N. Lambert
Skilled programmer time and computer time and resources are valuable. Earlier studies had shown that added computer resources can decrease system response time and increase programmer productivity significantly. A controlled study has been made to determine whether that finding is true for the particular conditions in another program development organization. That study is reported here. Programmer productivity increased sixty-two percent with subsecond system response time. A new finding is that individual group project offices lead to greater efficiency than large open rooms.
Related Subjects: Management; Programming