Software development presents specific challenges in terms of delivery times and visibility into product progress, which affects collaboration within teams and communication with managers and clients.
The new reality of hybrid, asynchronous, and distributed work has also highlighted the need for tools that reduce friction and disruption while helping development teams better understand their productivity and capacity.
In addition, in the context of skilled labour shortage, the challenge is attracting and retaining talent. Without a complete team, we must find innovative ways to deliver as much quality with fewer people.
From this desire to have a better overview, Axify was born. You'd like to know more? Check out this blog article!
The science behind Axify
The three axes observed by Axify are pillars that drive better software delivery performance and organizational performance. A study conducted by DORA (DevOps Research and Assessment) showed that proactive observation is essential in predicting future performance in software development. Contextualized data leads to informed decisions.
The platform's objective is to help the team better manage their daily flow, which will have a direct impact on team stability. As a result, the team will become more predictable and will deliver value to customers continuously.
Measure > Stabilize > Project
1) Human Axis
This axis allows you to measure how your team feels by asking them to answer short and simple questions daily. These questions were designed for development teams, so answering them is a natural fit. And, since these questions don't require time to think, your team will be able to answer them quickly and stay on top of things.
In addition, since the data collected by these questions is anonymized, your team can easily share their impressions, giving you a global view of their morale along five dimensions.
2) Process Axis
While the Human Axis measures one of your most valuable resources (the morale of your teams), the Process Axis measures your projects. More specifically, how they are managed. Our integrations import your project management structure into Axify, allowing you to accurately measure the volume of items processed by type, the time spent on each stage of the development cycle, and inspect trends in overall processing time.
- Issue type time investment
- Cycle time breakdown
- Service level expectation
- Workflow stability
- Work in progress
3) Technical Axis
Unlike the Process Axis, which analyzes project management, the Technical Axis gets to the heart of the matter and analyzes project execution. By importing your code review data from the source software, Axify allows you to evaluate the level of collaboration of your team. Whether it's the number of files changed per merged pull requests or the number of comments per reviews, everything is available to you to measure your team's level of interaction and development activity.
- Pull requests cycle time breakdown
- Pull requests size
- Comments per reviews
- Ongoing pull requests (WIP)
- Merged pull requests
- Self-reviewed pull requests
- Service level expectation
And that's not all!
Axify correlates all this data to help you better prepare for your daily meetings, retrospectives, and even client meetings! With so much data at your fingertips, you'll be ready to get your team into Axify gear!
Interested in learning more about how Axify can help your team become more efficient? Schedule a call with one of our Product Specialists today!
|Note: Some articles explaining the operation of the axes and graphs in more detail are exclusive to users.|