Metrics in its own thread

Subject: Metrics in its own thread
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 22:16:22 -0700 (PDT)

> The best, most effective TW on the planet still has a short
> job life expectancy
> in a company that holds its documentation in low esteem,

Ain't that the truth? And in a lot of companies, docs will remain in low esteem as long as we lack a means of proving our work improves the bottom line.

Has anyone ever discussed this with someone who is, say, an expert in statistical analysis? Has any serious high-powered number cruncher ever tried to come up with a procedure to calculate the value added by documentation? My apologies if there are such people on this list and I didn't know.




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