The metric is really messed up. We are supposed to produce between 1.4 and 2.5 lines of code per hour. That is so pitifully small I'm just flabbergasted that we aren't really doing it. Some of that time is figuring out what to do, reading requirements, etc. Still. What the heck are people doing? My tasks are 3 months ahead of schedule. Each task is about 1 month's worth of work. The task I'm working on starts in early November and ends in late November. Obviously I'm ahead of schedule. Everyone else, it seems, is way behind.
*sigh* As one of the managers, who is in charge of a group that works, says, "My side of the ship isn't sinking."