Performance Evaluation for Software People

Software teams suffer from traditional appraisal methods and routine performance evaluation activities which take place in almost all organizations. The objectives of these appraisals (whether announced or not), is usually to determine financial raises, seasonal incentives, and job titles. In almost all cases, such practices demotivate individuals and undermine team values; as put by professor Edward Lawler: Performance appraisals “do more damage than good”, and “when poorly done, they create a multitude of problems”!

In this workshop, we will redefine the objectives of performance evaluation, and will understand how these objectives differ dramatically in case of team evaluation versus individual evaluation. We’ll study what intrinsically motivates software people and how non-monetary incentives nurture this motivation. Finally, you’ll be introduced to new models of salary calculation and ranking in organizations built upon trends in management like Teal Organizations and Management 3.0.

Who Should Attend

  • Middle and senior managers
  • HR Managers, HR Specialists
  • Team Leaders, Scrum Masters
  • Project/Product managers
  • Anyone involved in the process of evaluation


No prerequisites required for this workshop.

What people say about this workshop?

I came to the training looking to answer a certain question and you helped me answer it. Plus, you have broadened my perspectives and opened my eyes to certain things I was completely oblivious to. I would say the workshop was very beneficial and I look forward to attending again in the future!

Omar Kandeel - Chief Operations Officer, Coral Technology
I can’t thank you enough for this workshop. It is very beneficial for me, and I already started to consider some ideas. Your way of delivering the info is really good!

Nada E. Taher - HR Manager, Cegedim Egypt
The Workshop transformed all my knowledge about performance and inspired me with many ideas. Actually, we started already and begun with motivation steps like 'Bravo Board', and now, we are in a stage of changing the normal performance concept and tools. Thank you, appreciated your initiatives to support software people!

Fatma Ouda – HR Supervisor, Devexy
Thanks Amr for bringing to focus such important and sensitive topics which are always avoided in our region

Hesham Magdi - Agile Coach, Delivery Hero