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What is Value Stream Analysis?

November 9, 2022 • Rachel Garner
Value stream analysis can help you improve your software development processes and identify waste. Learn what value stream analysis is in this guide.
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9 Best Developer Productivity Tools

November 3, 2022 • Tris Pedro
Looking for ways to improve software development processes? Check out these 9 best developer productivity tools.
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The 7 Best DevOps Metrics & KPIs to Measure Success

November 1, 2022 • Elizabeth Pauly
It can be hard to know which DevOps metrics and KPIs you should measure. Discover the best 7 DevOps metrics you can track to measure teams’ success.
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Get Better Results from Your Planning Poker Estimation

October 28, 2022 • Keshav Malik
The planning poker estimation technique is a strategy teams use to estimate the work of agile stories taken from group feedback.
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How to Improve Your Jira Ticket Management

October 27, 2022 • Otto Nagengast
Development teams don’t really like working with Jira, because they haven’t unlocked its full potential yet. Discover how to get better Jira ticket management.
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How to Improve Developer Productivity in 3 Steps

October 24, 2022 • Kaitlyn Smith
Is your developer productivity low and you don’t know how to improve it? Read this guide to learn how to improve developer productivity.
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Why Developer Velocity Isn’t the Best Measure of Productivity

October 21, 2022 • Eric Goebelbecker
What is developer velocity? How do you calculate it? When should you use it, and when should you not? Check out some developer velocity pitfalls and the best alternatives.
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What is Developer Experience?

October 20, 2022 • Briana Johnson
In order to retain amazing talent and boost productivity, the most modern companies in the world are focusing on the software developer experience (DX). 
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You Don't Need to Sacrifice Developer Experience for Productivity

October 19, 2022 • Conor Bronsdon
What better way to create high-performing, highly-engaged engineering teams than to help your engineers optimize their workflows and improve developer experience? 
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Top 3 Pluralsight Flow Alternatives

October 18, 2022 • Eric Goebelbecker
Pluralsight Flow is a well-known software development analytics tool, but not the only one. Here's a comparison with GitClear, Code Climate, and LinearB.
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