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Nucleon: The Missing Formula That Measures Your IT Development Team's Performance

Narrated by: Doug MacKechnie
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins

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Summary

Why don’t we measure performance in IT development organizations? To answer that question, Nucleon introduces a task-independent KPI.

We search for greater understanding of performance factors in every area of our organizations except IT, and that’s a major problem, as IT is both a major enabler and a major inhibitor of business success. 

Do we know what to prioritize in our IT departments? What areas should we be spending time and resources on to drive peak performance? 

In Nucleon, Jeppe Hedaa introduces the first formula to measure what holds back an organization's IT performance, along with the most impactful areas for improvement. 

Jeppe Hedaa and his team at 7N have researched hundreds of IT disciplines, reviewing academic research and applying empirical studies to identify the individual factors that best practices has proven lead to high performance in IT development.

The Nucleon formula measures the effectiveness of any IT organization in three broad areas: People, Organization and Complexity:

  • The People Factor: It’s estimated that an IT team’s top performers can deliver more than 20 times better performance than mediocre colleagues. The Nucleon formula precisely measures the impact of your individual IT team members.
  • Organization Factor: No matter how hard you work to employ a wealth of top performers on your teams, poor organization can hurt performance. Nucleon calculates how your way of organizing is either increasing or decreasing performance.
  • Complexity Factor: Nucleon shows the degree to which complexity in culture, methodology, legacy systems and enterprise architecture in your organization are drags to your IT department’s performance.

With Nucleon you now have a tool to calculate how much development power your IT team has and what improvements will have the greatest impact on the performance of your IT department.

©2018 Jeppe Hedaa (P)2018 Jeppe Hedaa

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