What is Nucleon?
Nucleon is a brand, formula, assessment and unit of power that measures the performance of an IT development organization.
The Nucleon formula calculates estimated performance implications backed by years of best practices and empirical studies. Nucleon provides a tangible measure to compare, improve and track performance for development teams.
Why did we name the formula Nucleon?
“Nucleon” is a word borrowed from chemistry and physics to describe the components of an atomic nucleus. The way that nucleons organize themselves and interact with one another is determined by the laws of particle physics; these interactions are highly complex, and are studied and explained through theoretical mathematics.
In our usage of the word, a Nucleon is the comparable value of an energy unit in an IT development team – the sum of human productivity affected by how it is organized and the complexity of the environment.
How does the Nucleon formula work?
The Nucleon formula incorporates input on a few critical elements, and combines years of research, best practices, experience and empirical studies, to provide a single, comparable number on what was previously unknown — an IT development team’s performance.
What are the common characteristics of the top IT performers or “10s”?
“10s” are the extraordinary performers who consistently achieve above expectations. Key characteristics include being independent, proactive, showing leadership skills, and engaging in mentoring. They have extremely high drives.
In addition, 10s possess great cognitive ability, relevant experience, industry understanding, technical know-how and they use their personal and professional behavior to the fullest.
Is the formula just for IT development professionals?
There is the potential to adapt the Nucleon formula to other company departments, but our area of expertise is complex systems development. We are therefore focusing on IT development performance.
What information does the assessment provide?
The assessment first and foremost provides a sum of Nucleons for the team we are focusing on. This sum takes all of the most important aspects into consideration. Then you get a heatmap that shows how you compare in eight important areas relevant to best practices.
What does it cost and how long does the process take?
There is no cost to take the Nucleon assessment and it takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
Who is Jeppe Hedaa?
Jeppe Hedaa is the CEO and owner of 7N - an international agent for top performing IT specialists.
How can I meet with someone to implement Nucleon in my organization?
If you want to delve further into your team’s Nucleon assessment results and the Nucleon formula we are ready to answer your questions and assist you to achieve peak performance.
We can also customize a Nucleon implementation to fit your specific situation. And we’ll be happy to arrange a Nucleon workshop. Contact us at: [email protected]