Quality Outcomes and SAS: Structuring, Managing and Working in SAS-Based Programming Groups
Source: SAS Institute
Compliance with programming standards is part and parcel of managing or working a programming group; whether a C++ or SAS based group. Managers and programmers find themselves in a constant struggle to find the proper balance between too much and too little structure, between enough direction and oversight but not too little, nor too much. To obtain quality products or services, programming groups have a wide array of structures in place like: policies, work practices, reporting relationships, personnel and quality practices designed to produce these quality work products. These system structures, when properly designed, and with proper oversight and control result in win-win situations and everyone wins: programmers, management and their customers.