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How To Find Your Top Software Engineers—And To Help Others Get There

2019 M10 15 — Forbes

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What is Engineering Performance Management?

The CEO doesn't care about commit counts, or a bunch of inscrutable charts. When asked how we’re doing, we need to answer with data that shows how much we’ve gotten done, how fast we got it done, how good the work was, and what it all cost.

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Using machine learning to measure code risk

What’s the probability that a new bit of code will saddle the organization with more work in the future? We use machine learning to find out.

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How good are we? Hard questions meet hard data

Imagine a world where engineering's activity data was coupled with the right intelligence. What kinds of performance questions could we answer? Here are four examples.

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Seeing how (and how well) you build software

Software engineering can feel like a factory running in the dark—lots of noise and activity, but little overall sense of how well the factory operates. Here's how to turn on the lights.

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Keep or ditch? A closer look at three engineering best practices

Every now and again, we like to scrutinize the received wisdoms of software engineering against what the data says.

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Summer of a data scientist (Or: What I've learned at Pinpoint)

Emilie Guillou is a data science intern at Pinpoint. We talked with her about what she’s learned, and the gap between the academy and reality.

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Understanding coding efficiency: the measures that matter

By illuminating the code pipeline, it becomes possible to measure the health of your delivery process, and to uncover areas where teams or people need help.

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Pinpoint selected as SaaS Awards finalist

Given the sheer number of new companies that get going every year, it counts for something when a group like the SaaS Awards takes note of what you’re doing. So we’re happy to report: note taken!

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3 Engineering Performance Metrics The Business Can Understand

2019 M08 6 — Forbes

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5 myths we hear the most

There’s an odd milestone for any new company. It’s when you’ve worked with enough customers and prospects to understand their misunderstandings about what you do. Here, in no particular order, are the five misconceptions we’ve learned to listen for.

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Why I joined Pinpoint

When I heard about what Pinpoint is doing, I was all-in. They—we—are applying data to solve pains I’ve experienced my entire career. And I know I’m not alone.

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How we use machine learning for intelligent commit linking

We've written about why linking your code commits is a small price to pay for big benefits. But that got us wondering... could we use data science to eliminate even that small price?

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4 real reasons to link your code commits

We all know the best practice: when committing code, link it to the originating issue. But what does this really help? Here’s how we turn an otherwise academic best practice into actionable data.

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Modern CTO #112 - Jeff Haynie, CEO & Co-Founder of Pinpoint

2019 M06 14 — Modern CTO

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Modern CTO podcast recap: what leaders are hungry for

A conversation on engineering performance between Jeff Haynie, co-founder and CEO of Pinpoint, and Joel Beasley, host of the Modern CTO podcast.

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How (and why) to measure engineering throughput

In a traditional manufacturing pipeline, throughput is simply how many widgets get produced in a certain timeframe. Measuring throughput for a virtual pipeline is slightly more complicated. But it’s worth it.

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Major League Development: What Software Engineering Can Learn From Baseball

2019 M06 5 — Forbes

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CIOs Crack Open the 'Black Box' of Tech Productivity

2019 M06 3 — The Wall Street Journal

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In Others' Words: Building engineering excellence at Shutterstock

A look at Shutterstock's engineering operations through the eyes of Anthony Cardone, who was brought in to help change it.

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Making the case for more people

“Why aren’t we moving faster?” Usually, in engineering, the answer is: “Because we need more people.” But how do we know? Or if we know, how do we make the case?

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Plea from HR: how can we help engineers shine?

A couple of weeks ago, at the invitation of the Gartner Research Board, I spoke to a group of human resources executives from some of the biggest companies in America. The topic, in essence: For software engineers, how do we know whether the money we spend on hiring, training and mentoring is helping?

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Ten questions every CTO should be able to answer

Jeff Epstein, operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and former CFO of Oracle, offers the key questions a CTO should be able to answer for the business.

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Five signs of a healthy sprint

The muddle starts when teams declare that they’re running sprints, declare that they want the continuous improvement that are supposed to come with contrasting actual to plan and adjusting for the next plan, and then just sort of…let it all go. If you’re curious why some watchers think “Agile” is just a synonym for “Forget planning and do whatever the hell we feel like”, look no further than this tendency.

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Why data science isn't just Business Intelligence 2.0

This is what’s really meant when we talk about creating a “data-driven” company: not a gloss on BI, but a whole new way of using data to understand and improve ourselves.

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Calculating the cost of legacy code

Technical debt is one of those broad engineering matters that everyone agrees should be addressed, but it’s often difficult to get momentum around what, exactly, to address and why. We intuitively know our older languages and legacy codebases are more burdensome to maintain. But what if you could quantify this in terms of time and cost? The short answer is: you can.

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Pinpoint: Optimizing software development team performance

2019 M03 18 — Intellyx

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Can software engineering be measured?

Initiatives to measure software development are a source of all kinds of engineering misery. The work to define them is almost as miserable as the work to implement them, which is still less miserable than the work of living under them. Enter Signals...

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Estimating is a fool’s errand. There’s a better way.

Decades of missed dates and project overruns are at the core of what feeds some of the cynicism about software engineering. Small wonder that estimating remains one of the most difficult and least enjoyable aspects of a developer’s job. Now, there's another way...

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Using the software “pipeline” to unlock engineering performance

You’re the leader of a software organization. Someone — maybe the CFO, maybe the CEO, maybe you yourself — asks what should be a simple question: "How are we doing?"

What’s your answer?

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Say vs. Do: how work really moves from start to finish

If you're like us, you've got a reasonably well-documented expectation for how your engineering should get done. Setting aside the particular methods of a team (agile, kanban, etc.), your work ideally moves from idea to deployment in as straight a line as possible. That's the textbook answer, anyway. But out in the wilds of development, how is your work actually moving?

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Pinpoint's Advanced Analytics Measures Software Engineering Efficiency

2019 M02 20 — eWeek

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Austin software startup Pinpoint launches product, raises $13.5 million

2019 M02 18 — Austin American-Statesman

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Pinpoint scores $13.5M Series A to measure how well engineering teams work together

2019 M02 14 — Built in Austin

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A People-Centric Platform for Engineering Excellence

2019 M02 14 — John Saddington

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Pinpoint grabs $13.5M Series A to bring data discipline to engineering

2019 M02 14 — TechCrunch

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What gets measured gets optimized: Pinpoint and engineering analytics

2019 M02 14 — Bessemer Venture Partners

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Pinpoint raises $13.5 million to bring data analytics to software development

2019 M02 14 — VentureBeat

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Austin Startup Pinpoint Launches with $13.5M in New Funding

2019 M02 14 — AustinInno

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Pinpoint —a system of intelligence for software engineering

2019 M02 14 — Boldstart Ventures

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Pinpoint Announces $13.5 Million Series A Funding to Transform Software Engineering

Pinpoint today announced that it has raised $13.5 million in Series A financing to accelerate the adoption of its advanced analytics platform for measuring and optimizing software engineering. The new financing had full participation from existing seed investors Storm Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Slack Fund, Social Capital and Cherubic Ventures.

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Pinpoint Unveils World’s First Advanced Analytics Platform for Software Engineering

Pinpoint today formally launched the first advanced analytics platform for software engineering, designed to give executives a true view into the results, efficiency, costs and performance of their engineering organizations.

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Welcome to Pinpoint: founder Q&A

After a year of work with a select group of enterprise companies to refine Pinpoint, now seems as good a time as any to talk about the ideas behind the product.

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How we determine the relatedness of signals

While receiving a static analysis of your software development is great, it can sometimes be difficult to determine what to do with that information. Pinpoint helps by also surfacing the relationship among performance signals, through our use of Related Signals.

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