Software engineering metrics for leaders
Uplevel is the engineering insights solution that empowers teams by leveraging data from everyday tools.
We measure a multitude of data points that reveal indicators of work, focus, collaboration, and process. To do this, we look to the everyday tools for software developers use to get work done, like code repositories, messaging apps, and meetings.
Why we Do It
The world of work is experiencing a burnout epidemic.
Engineers are delivering under pressure, managers are still adjusting to remote teams, and we’re often sacrificing personal well-being for professional achievements.
Uplevel envisions a future in which engineers are able to focus on what matters and feel proud of delivering innovation that positively impacts the world. We empower engineering teams with data and science-driven insights so they can feel more supported, effective, and engaged in their work.
How it works
1. Uplevel collects relevant data from everyday tools
like calendar, messaging, project management, code repos, and engagement surveys.
2. We always protect your privacy
by redacting sensitive information and only focusing on significant patterns.
3. Using machine learning & org. science
our patent pending application analyzes your data and generates actionable insights.
4. Your team is empowered to improve
with easy-to-read visuals and coaching delivered daily to managers as well as engineers.
How it Benefits You
Gain a holistic view into the health of your engineering organization.
View PR cycle time.
Predict future success
Adapt plans based on velocity data.
Target stalled work
Get visibility into work that could delay goals.
Support your developers in reaching their potential while avoiding burnout.
Prioritize Deep Work
Understand time allocation patterns.
Prevent developer burnout
Course-correct when overtime trends upward.
Reduce context switching
See which teams are spread too thin.
How Zipwhip increased Deep Work for better team focus
Zipwhip partnered with Uplevel to improve developer team health metrics and implement positive cultural changes across the company.
In a one-month period, every group at Zipwhip showed a noticeable increase in Deep Work.
“Now I can view data across my teams, but also dig in to see what’s happening underneath and investigate to see where I need to act. I’m specifically excited to track PR cycle time for my teams and see how we can improve over time.”
– Charlie Black, Vice President of R&D Operations at Alvaria
Lifting up 1,000 engineers at Avalara
Following strong recent growth (and wanting to prevent team burnout), the company onboarded Uplevel to improve the engineering experience for its international team.
“It was a natural fit as we were growing and setting goals around: “What is efficiency? What is effectiveness? What is engagement?” It’s a great tool for our first-line managers.”
– Marilyn Bond, VP of Engineering Execution Excellence at Avalara
See it in action
Our Seattle-based team of developers, designers, and data scientists is ready to partner with your engineering organization. Let’s set up a 30-minute call to hear your needs and show you how Uplevel can help.
How directors can use Uplevel to run engineering teams
With many moving pieces in their domain, directors need to process a lot of information while making swift decisions. Uplevel brings the right information to the surface and prompts effective action.
Burnout isn’t a personal problem—it’s a company problem
There’s no way around it: you can only work so much until you burn out. Perhaps due to the business mantra of “infinite growth,” organizations often expect that employees will work at their maximum capacity.