Remote work: an engineering leader’s perspective

There are pros and cons to every situation, and hiring remote workers is no different.

Dive into a great article below to learn more from a high level viewpoint.

“Team productivity is difficult to estimate for knowledge workers, especially in an agile environment where objectives are loosely defined both in quantity and in quality.

However, it is possible to:
Use proxy metrics to compare test teams (within the area of impact) to the rest of the product team;
Use proxy metrics to compare productivity in the overall team before and during the experiment;
Complete a qualitative assessment survey at the end of the experiment.
All three come with caveats and are very noisy measurements. Fortunately, because we’re number freaks, we’d been tracking several metrics all along.”

http://dec0de.me/2014/11/remote/

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