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Measuring Engineering Team Performance

Leadership & Management

Measuring Engineering Team Performance

Traditional metrics used to judge engineering team performance are easy to game, especially when they're focused on outputs vs. outcomes. Learn which metrics to use in order to measure the outcomes that actually indicate great performance.

Jonathan Napitupulu

Jonathan Napitupulu

March 8, 2022 8 minute read

Five 5-Minute Team-Building Activities for Remote Teams

People & Culture

Five 5-Minute Team-Building Activities for Remote Teams

Fostering a sense of camaraderie and team spirit with fun and easy team-building activities helps boost morale, create friendly bonds between teammates, and make employees feel valued and respected as people, not just workers.

Sundeep Teki

Sundeep Teki

March 1, 2022 6 minute read

Team Communication

A Leader’s Role in Setting and Meeting Team Goals

Team goals can be motivational, provide insight into how your processes are performing, foster collaboration and innovation, and ensure that everyone’s work matters in the big picture.

Sabine Wojcieszak

Sabine Wojcieszak

February 22, 2022 8 minute read

The Scrum Ceremonies Used by Agile Teams

Team Communication

The Scrum Ceremonies Used by Agile Teams

Learn how the scrum ceremonies help agile teams plan, work, and communicate efficiently.

Sheekha Singh

Sheekha Singh

February 15, 2022 8 minute read

Distributed Agile: Tips and Best Practices for Global Teams

Productivity & Estimation

Distributed Agile: Tips and Best Practices for Global Teams

A distributed team enables you to draw from a much larger talent pool but can come with some challenges, especially in an Agile environment. Use these tips to improve collaboration and efficiency while building psychological safety and rapport on your team.

Rabo James Bature

Rabo James Bature

February 8, 2022 5 minute read

Scrum Estimation: Tips for Improving Engineering Estimates

Productivity & Estimation

Scrum Estimation: Tips for Improving Engineering Estimates

Accurate estimation is critical for managing project timelines and stakeholder expectations. Yet many teams struggle to do it effectively. Use these tips to improve your team's estimation process and accuracy so you can get your projects back on track.

Nikhila Jain

Nikhila Jain

February 1, 2022 11 minute read

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