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The Data-Driven Engineering Leaders' Playbook

This playbook is designed to help engineering leaders identify and optimize areas in their organization's software development process that enable them to delivery better software faster.

    How does this help you?

    This playbook provides you with the formula for enhancing engineering productivity. Our goal is to create a framework to replicate success, a framework built on a foundation backed by data.


    We help you identify the patterns in your engineers’ workflow to help you point out the unhealthy ones. This is the first step towards a data-driven engineering leadership. Learn more about enhancing engineering productivity in the playbook.

    The playbook will enable you to:

    “Standups can be a compelling space for connecting the team and creating a rhythm, but it’s not uncommon for these meetings to experience some attrition at times. There are a few overarching themes teams may experience. One of those common themes includes issues with self-reporting​. Additionally, some managers might over-correct and check-in far too often on a team member’s progress.​ There can be a fine line between absentee management and micromanagement. With data, you can​ see work patterns and know when something seems off or when work is progressing​.”

    “Team centric communication is often about fostering autonomy, and over communication at that layer can sometimes be distracting or can even come off as condescending. When you’re pushing information up, use data to support your narrative. By coupling data with your qualitative analysis, you can help your manager, nontechnical stakeholders, and senior leaders process the information more effectively. We will teach you how to use the analytics regarding the development process to get the full picture of the ​what​, so you can use that information to get to the ​why,​ and have more targeted conversations in one-on-ones.”

    “you’ll see how to use data across the development life cycle as a conduit to enable your team to more readily present innovative ideas, advocate for progress, or speak more openly about the hard conversations — ultimately enabling your team to grow retrospective over retrospective.”

    “For sprints where deadlines were missed or were during the sprint review, stakeholders felt there was not enough time to iterate to the correct solution. In an ideal environment, everyone on the team is involved in the review process and collaborating to improve solutions to problems and ensure that the work meets the team standards.”

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