I stumbled down an internet rabbit-hole today, and came across a very interesting paper published in the ACM queue: The SPACE of Developer Productivity. I found the paper great because it made me appreciate once more, how interesting and complex the work of software development teams really is.
And I found some great additional reference that seem worth checking out:
- Suchman, L. 1995. Making work visible. Communications of the ACM 38(9), 56-64; https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/223248.223263.
- Beller, M., Orgovan, V., Buja, S., Zimmermann, T. 2020. Mind the gap: on the relationship between automatically measured and self-reported productivity. IEEE Software; https://arxiv.org/abs/2012.07428.
- Brumby, D. P., Janssen, C. P., Mark, G. 2019. How do interruptions affect productivity? In Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering, ed. C. Sadowski and T. Zimmermann, 85-107. Berkeley, CA: Apress; https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4842-4221-6_9.
- Butler, J. L., Jaffe, S. 2020. Challenges and gratitude: a diary study of software engineers working from home during Covid-19 pandemic (August). Microsoft; https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/publication/challenges-and-gratitude-a-diary-study-of-software-engineers-working-from-home-during-covid-19-pandemic/.
- Graziotin, D., Fagerholm, F. 2019. Happiness and the productivity of software engineers. In Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering, ed. C. Sadowski and T. Zimmermann, 109-124. Berkeley, CA: Apress; https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4842-4221-6_10.
- Maslach, C., Leiter, M. P. 2008. Early predictors of job burnout and engagement. Journal of Applied Psychology 93(3), 498-512; https://doi.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2F0021-9010.93.3.498.