At the very core, it's a snapshot of how your engineers activity matches your process definitions.
What you can do with it? There is plenty:
As a manager you can:
1. See your current release cycle time
2. Identify bottlenecks in the process and validate your changes;
As an engineer you can:
1. Check how well you fit the process standards of your organizations;
2. Select areas for personal improvements and track your progress;
All filters in your account have a benchmark. Your account is pre-configured with default values. You can set custom benchmarks for your entire organization or a specific team.
They serve as goals for your organization. Everything that falls outside your goals will be marked as an issue.
Issues are your main driver of innovation 🥰
For a manager: It is hard data that to pin-down bottlenecks and validate new processes.
For an engineer: It's an on-time notification that helps to avoid trouble and adjust to the culture.
You can see how long a feature takes from the first commit to merge. Including the time for each phase:
Development - everything between the first commit up to an open PR;
Review - From an open PR to approve;
Merge - How long it takes you to merge after approval;
Issues will help you find places where your process gets stuck. Time to upgrade your process and test results! 🤠
This one is a biggie. Multitasking or overcrowding can cause delays. No one wants delays.
Multitasking engineers - Working on a few features simultaneously will make you miss the deadlines 😏
Overcrowded branches - If there is more than one chef in the kitchen, expect trouble. This might be normal for some teams, so you can configure it.
Neat helpers to keep contribution patterns & workspace efficient:
Idle tasks - How long can a branch stay without activity? Helps your production to stay on the move.
Oversized PR's - How big is too big? It's not easy to spot an issue in a large PR. Keep the review process efficient and avoid the 'oops' moments😉.
Chaotic names - One thing is sure, keep it consistent so others can make sense of it😑 Linked directly with your branching strategy.
Branches waiting to close - Done with the branch - close it. Keep the workspace tidy.
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