All posts from: October 2018

The Benefits of Hindsight: A Metrics-Driven Approach to Coaching

In a previous post, I described using a measure-question-learn-improve cycle to drive improvements to development processes. In this post, I assert that this cycle can also help people understand their own opportunities for improvement and growth. It can be a powerful coaching tool — when used correctly. At Indeed, we’ve developed an internal web app […]

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What’s Up, ASF? Using Imhotep to Understand Project Activity

As I described in an earlier post, we built Imhotep as a data analytics platform for the rapid exploration and analysis of large time-series datasets. In the previous post, I showed how an Imhotep dataset based on Atlassian Jira can drive improvements to the development process. We’re continually searching for new ways to collect metrics. […]

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Metrics-Driven Process Improvement: A Case Study

In the previous post, I described how we use a measure-question-learn-improve cycle to refine development processes. To reiterate: Measure everything we possibly can. Learn by asking questions and exploring the data we’ve collected. Use our learnings to try to improve. Measure continuously to confirm improvement. At Indeed, we get as much data as we can […]

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