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Improvement Engine (LinearB) vs. Static Metrics (Plandek)

A massive, complex set of metrics won’t help your engineering team improve. They’re no substitute for focused KPIs, data-backed goal setting, programmable delivery pipelines, and business alignment data. Engineering leaders choose LinearB for its:
DORA metrics: LinearB starts there, but goes much deeper into leading indicators
Resource Allocation: Quantify engineering impact and alignment to business priorities
Workflow Automation: Reduce cycle time by an average 44%
Engineering Benchmarks: Understand metrics better by seeing how you stack up to the industry
R&D Leaders trust LinearB to improve the ROI of their investments
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Why Choose LinearB Over Plandek
One Click Workflow Automations
In-App Recommendations
Success Playbooks
Award-Winning Support (At Every Level)
Flexible, Customizable Project Metrics
Ability to Use ANY Tool
Clear Investment Profiles

Top 5 Reasons People Choose LinearB Over Plandek


Our Improvement Formula:

Benchmark > Automate > Improve with LinearB

Improving Efficiency Requires Focus, Clarity, and Action

Complicated vanity metrics that depend on Jira hygiene and honest story point valuations won’t lead to meaningful improvement. Instead, try Linear’s approach of active improvement that uses proven tools such as:
Foundational metrics like DORA (that LinearB gives away)
Industry standard benchmarking for goal and OKR setting
Data and KPIs used for predictable project forecasting
Delivery pipeline automation that reduces cycle time by 44%
Executive level resource allocation and cost capitalization reporting
Pull Requests Merged without Review

We correlate data across your tools to identify bottlenecks and automate developer workflow optimization.

“It’s always been difficult to understand where work is stuck across JIRA and GitLab. LinearB shows us the big picture and democratizes the facts so it’s actually actionable.”

Jon Sowler

Jon Sowler

VP of Engineering



Complex metrics aren't the answer

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