The First Small Step – Measuring Activity
Was exciting to get so much press coverage and interest in tenXer over the last couple weeks but I’m sincerely hoping that people understand we are far from done.
We will likely never be done.
At tenXer we are trying to fundamentally change the way people work. And that will take time. Our choice to start with a focus on software engineers was both a good and terrible idea. We know that metrics like Lines Added and Bugs Closed are far from perfect and often misleading as a proxy for productivity – they merely measure activity.
Our goal is not to provide a tool for big brother or those yearning for “insufferable smugness” rather it is the opposite. In fact we have intentionally designed the product around the individual. There is no “boss” screen. Simply put we want to give our users a way to see how and what they are doing in their jobs and to that end it all starts with their activity.
We know that activity only tells a tiny piece of the puzzle but it is the first piece and with it we can unleash many other features that tell the rest of the story.
So don’t judge us yet – the best is yet to come.
- Jeff @ tenXer