Unlocking Developer Success: How to Measure and Improve Your Engineering Team's Performance
Published on September 20, 2023 | Read time: ~ 3 minutes
In the fast-paced world of software development, engineering leaders are constantly striving to tell their teams' success stories. The pressure is on to boost productivity and retain top talent while delivering top-notch results.
We've already explored the Developer Thriving framework and the importance of visibility in our previous whitepapers. But here's the missing piece of the puzzle: measuring developer success and performance.
Recommendations from Our Research
Our research leads to several recommendations:
Consistency in Metric Usage: Managers should ensure that measurement practices are consistent across teams.
Open Dialogue: Developers should voice which metrics they find most valuable and discuss measurement accuracy as a team.
Inclusion and Diversity: Consider the impact of measurement on minoritized developers and reflect that in measurement practices.
Effective measurement can be a game-changer for engineering teams. When done right, metrics boost productivity, enhance developer experience, and create a more transparent, evidence-based engineering culture. So, embrace the power of healthy metrics, and watch your software teams thrive!
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