Velocity by CodeClimate
Guest speakers: Noah Davis and Fred Creech from Code Climate
Note: This product is changing rapidly.
Gives us insight into entire team or drill down into squads.
Primarily built for engineering managers.
What This Tool Is
- Data viz that can inform team’s decisions, processes, etc.
- Insights into trends, changes over time
- Identify and monitor risks
What This Tool is Not
- Stack ranking for engineers
- Laws for good/bad practices
Note: All metrics are “tuneable”. Can be customized based on team processes/preferences.
PR Throughput: Merged PRs
Code Cycle: Time from first commit to merge When we get to continuous delivery, then code cycle is commit to ship. But we’re not there yet.
Time to Open: Time from first commit to opening PR. Note: one of the most important drivers of cycle time
Coding days: Any day when an engineer makes a commit. Note: Can exclude any contributor from reports
Review cycles: Measures back and forth between reviewers and authors (aka time between comments and commits)
Main dashboard highlights improvements + areas for improvement.
Things we’re doing well
- ex. PR size
- ex. Time to Open
Things we can improve on
- ex. Weekly Coding Days
- ex. Review Cycles
- Team size
- Coding days
Things you can pull a lever on and drive activity. Find areas where we can improve.
Pushes per day
- Helps visualize feelings of productivity (or lack thereof)
- Puts data behind feelings or stuff discussed in 1:1s
- Unreviewed PRs
- Time to Review
- Review Cycles
- Abandoned PRs
Changes in above metrics over time.
Option to add markers for events, holidays. Clarify events that might impact productivity.