10x Productivity Myths: Where’s the 10x Difference in Compensation? - Steve McConnell

research support for 10x productivity differences among programmers, address

programmer compensation does not vary accordingly.

the question embodied several assumptions that were naïve or just plain wrong from a business perspective.

The only practical way I can think of truly tie pay to performance would be to move all employees to a contractor model and then pay them for well/defined pieces of work on a contract basis, with defined acceptance criteria and so on.

10x Productivity Myths - original

Jan 09, 2012
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