Productivity Measurements

Subject: Productivity Measurements
From: "Tony G. Rocco" <trocco -at- NAVIS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 16:42:45 -0800

One of the principals of the company I work for, Navis Corporation, is
asking my techwriter compadre and I for a measure of our productivity in
relation to "industry standards." Apparently, he wants to know if we are
performing as well as other tech writers doing similar work. I think he
also wants a baseline against which to measure our future productivity so
he can determine if what sort of raises we deserve, etc.

Can anyone help out with A) providing a standard for measuring tech writer
productivity, and B) providing a basis for comparing our productivity to
"industry standards?" How productive is the average tech writer doing
end-user GUI print documentation? Be much obliged for any helpful info.

- Tony


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