In the Personal Software Process, we attend to the tasks in the estimated time, but few times we attend to effectiveness, understanding by effectiveness, the tasks done comparising the proposed tasks.
The formal educative process try evaluate with respect to solve exams, that is, quizes or another academic tests and some times training exercises, although, few times the student knows if execute your own personal objectives: what is the reason because I've started to study something if I've learn it or don't. Finally, someone knows if learn things because has been able to make. The idea presented in this tutorial is a software to everyone can be evaluted to himself in function to his own personal objectives. We can say that measure the effectiveness is know if we are honest whith ourselves.
Currently, org-effectiveness.el is stored in contrib, you can download worg with:
$ cd ~ $ mkdir git $ cd git $ git clone https://code.orgmode.org/bzg/org-mode.git
You can find org-effectiveness.el in ~/git/org-mode/contrib/lisp
So, you can add the next line (or similar) in your .emacs
If you want use the plot feature, you must install gnuplot, for instance in debian, you can do:
$ apt-get install gnuplot
To measure the effectiveness we can count tasks done and tasks cancelled, but perhaps you want count the tasks pending or tasks in another state, so we've built some functions to it.
With org-effectiveness-count-keyword, we can count an outline in an state (keyword) given. For example:
M-x org-effectiveness-count-keyword TODO
Usually, anyone will be using the next states: TODO, CANCELED and DONE at least, so we can use
M-x org-effectiveness-count-todo M-x org-effectiveness-count-done M-x org-effectiveness-count-canceled
The calculus that I propose to know if someones is effectiveness is very simple is enough dividing the number of tasks DONE with the CANCELED. So, we can know the total effectiveness in the current buffer with:
We can know, the effectiveness in a specific date with
Writing the date in the format YYYY-MM-DD.
Make an only task in one month is not very difficult, if you only want make one task is ok, you are 100% effectiveness, but the people is ambitious, the companies want reach many task, without cancel anything.
We can consider that measure our productivity is only measure the tasks done in a period of time (see 1). For example, in a month:
We can deploy a gnuplot graph to know the effectiveness in the current buffer by months with:
We can deploy an ascii graph to know the effectiveness in the current buffer by months with:
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