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Wednesday, August 29 • 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Improving the Development Process with Metrics-Driven Insights - Jack Humphrey, Indeed

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If you take a data-driven approach to building software, you measure results all the time. But do you also measure how you build software? Metrics-driven insights can improve the dev process in groups of any size.

This talk will introduce Imhotep, an open source analytics platform, and show how it can surface dev process metrics. It will demonstrate the experience of using Imhotep to view contributions over time, analyze velocity and quality, and find opportunities for process improvement.

Turning metrics into targets can be counter-productive, but good measurements can be useful. You can frame metrics as a starting point for discussion, not stats to be gamed. This talk includes guidance that will help your teams embrace this approach.

You will leave with ideas of what to measure, how you can use Imhotep, and how to talk about the metrics. With these insights, you can drive positive change in your teams.

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Jack Humphrey

VP, Engineering Capabilities, Indeed
Jack Humphrey is a vice president of engineering at Indeed, where he has spent the last 9 years in various leadership roles. He currently looks after the open source program and a wide range of internally-focused initiatives. He has led efforts to open source Indeed projects like... Read More →


Wednesday August 29, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Room 212
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