Historically, software engineering organizations have lacked an established, data-driven way to measure team effectiveness. With little visibility into their engineering efforts, leaders have instead relied on gut feelings to guide decisions and determine impact.
A recent explosion of new metrics, tools, and job descriptions has helped engineering organizations become more thoughtful about how they measure and understand impact. But it has also increased noise and misalignment across all levels of engineering.
According to a recent survey of over 350 software developers conducted by Uplevel and Atomik Research, there’s a significant disconnect between engineering leaders and their teams.