Software engineering teams create all these platforms for every other industry, and yet, they are the ones working in the dark. Easily accessible data that comes out of engineering, such as Lines of Code, is not valuable if taken isolated.
The challenge is getting into the engineering process and sorting through the mountains of data that engineers produce. Engineers write code and work together. With this in mind, Waydev invented a new category of data that enables engineering managers to look at their engineering teams from a business value perspective.
One of the hurdles regarding engineering is that the win condition is not always clear. The feedback that engineers commonly receive is ‘go faster.’ No matter how engineers do, that’s not valuable feedback, and it’s also demoralizing.
Take sales teams as an example. The win condition of sales teams is hitting their quota. When they hit their quota, they are free from pressures.
Engineering teams are expected to deliver while keeping a high velocity. This is possible only in a utopic business. In reality, agile teams set up their deliverables and start working. Then, invariably, someone is going to come into the engineering department and say, “You’re doing great, but we also need you to add this pile of work to everything you’re doing right now.”
In this way, scope creep sneaks into your quota and becomes a part of your actual quota, and your engineering team is expected to accept that.
Let’s imagine you have one product owner in your organization. His requirements are not always clear, which creates a lot of friction between you, the engineering team, and the stakeholders.
This is when Git Analytics tools, such as Waydev, Gitprime Pluralsight Flow, and Code Climate come into play. Waydev provides data that helps engineering managers advocate for their engineering teams, while also providing a reliable data source for granular feedback.
Waydev isn’t just for engineering managers. Waydev provides an overview of your organization’s engineering processes that ultimately helps executives understand and increase the business value of their engineering department.
In the context of this global crisis, we thrive to be the tool that helps organizations reduce costs by increasing engineering efficiency instead of putting engineering managers in the position to lay off their colleagues, especially in this uncertain economic climate.