How much you were productive at your work place in this week ? What are the main factors affecting your productivity ?
Well for one, I was incredibly productive because I work here in the US down the hall from my project manager, and not in Banglasheep, India where I have to wait for the community payphone to be available before I can contact him.
muppet, did your mother not hug you enough when you were a child?
Highly variable. There were days when I got nothing of substance accomplished. There were hours when I did a week's worth of work in a frenzy. This has been the case for, oh I dunno, 38 years. Over the long haul it evens out.
>How much you were productive at your work place in this week ?
every day, constantly I breathe in air and exhale CO2...pretty productive.
I spent most of the week trying to understand some legacy code. Very unproductive. More evidence for my belief that functions should do more-or-less *one* thing and be properly named. </gripe>
Not very until yesterday - I was on vacation :)
I'm productive because I don't have to keep shooing my children away from playing in open rivers of raw human sewage flowing down the streets.
I didn't work this week. On the other hand, I did get a job this week, which starts next week, so I guess you could say I was productive.
I tend to be more productive in an organized environment.
Muppet, why are you a racist?
I was really productive last week, then I asked someone I work with about a part that they have for a fix that was suppose to come out in Augest. They told me that they had never commited to getting their work done by Aug, and that they wouldn't commit to any date this year. It's funny, because LAST week in our status meeting his head was bobbing up and down when I told our manager that everything was on schedule. Good thing the problem we're trying to solve only costs the company 2.5 million dollars a year, huh? Anyway now my productivity is shot because I just can't get myself to care about my piece being done on time, since its worthless by itself.
+++Muppet, why are you a racist? +++
"Muppet, why are you a racist?"
> How much you were productive at your work place in this > week?
Fairly. A couple of late nights and I accomplished the high priority tasks on my list. Yesterday, after working those late nights, I took it easy and only fixed a couple of minor bugs while doing more research (and yes, I include reading this forum as research).
I did 200 check-ins this week...
"tea, coffee productivity coffee productivity coffee, tea"
Found out my girlfriend was pregnant... productivity went down from there. (Though I guess I did *produce* something.)
My productivity was pretty good until *somebody* posted a link to a mildly entertaining webcomic I hadn't seen yet - damn the easily accessible archives!
My manager asks me several times a week, "Whatcha working on?". If my manager doesn't know what I'm working on, it must not be that important. I've learned that its not how much work you get done that counts, its what kind of "story" you have to tell. And you always gotta have your story ready to go so you are prepared for those drop in "watcha doing" meetings.
My productivity was below (my) expectations. I blame it on pair programming. Even when paired with a likeable, competent partner, as I was last week, I still feel that I accomplish significantly less than I would on my own.
Re pairing, some similar discussion is here: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?PairProgrammingEconomics
My question is to those who say they are most productive when they are in the zone. I only get in the "zone" when I am typing some sort of long letter/essay on the keyboard without using the moust. However, VB6 requires alot of use of mouse, so does VS.NET(i am learning all the shortcuts for vs.net), and because i have to use the mouse I can't even get in the zone.
Stephen Jones -
So we should move all the American banks from New York to Frankfurt because there aren't any beggars on the streets there like New York?
muppet, keep your pride high, may be it will reach your stupidity... Re-read your comments, and, oh, yeah, sure they are so funny to you and others individials who think like you. You don't know India very much, isn't? Nor other countries outside the Big America of Wonders. What is the problem, muppet, the so called outsourcing, that make you feel nervious/angry?
yo muppet, come on dawg ... u never been to "other" side of downtowns(for example in ur city)??
Desi, reading u makes my eyeballs hurt.
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