Laura Tacho ๐ŸŒฎ

Laura Tacho ๐ŸŒฎ



Developer productivity is something that's on every engineering manager's mind. Get it right, and you can uncover bottlenecks & help your team succeed. Get it wrong? You quickly lose your team's trust. So here are 6 must-read articles about team performance & productivity:

The SPACE Framework of Developer Productivity ๐Ÿ”— Developer productivity ๐Ÿ”น had multiple dimensions ๐Ÿ”น must adapt to business goals ๐Ÿ”น is more complex than we might think SPACE gives you a framework to make it make sense.

Software Development Waste ๐Ÿ”— We know how it feels to be unproductive, but what actually are the activities that don't bring any value, and just frustrate your team?

How to Misuse and Abuse DORA Metrics ๐Ÿ”— DORA metrics are a popular method to benchmark against other orgs in the industry and track progress. I recommend reaching "elite", but you need to pay attention to how you get there to avoid these mistakes.

Measuring Software Engineering Productivity ๐Ÿ”— My post on @Pragmatic_Eng walks you through the missteps of rolling out a productivity tool at a large organization, and what to do instead. (paywalled, but easily the best $15 subscription you can buy)

Developers' Diverging Perceptions of Productivity ๐Ÿ”— A lot of productivity conversations are anchored on management's definition of productivity. What about developers'? Find more from the Human Aspects of Software Eng Lab here:

Stripe's developer productivity org thread from @rmurphey shares what this can look like within a real org.

Don't want to mess this up, or just want to get started faster because you don't have time to read through all the research? I help you with this in my course. Registration is open for cohorts in September and November (scholarships available).

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