Insights

Build software better.

Resources to help those who build software, build software better.

Show me

Real insights for software leaders.

Quora Sessions: Building high-performance engineering teams
News & Updates

Quora Sessions: Building high-performance engineering teams

This week I joined a Quora session focused around building high-performance engineering teams. There was a range of great questions—a lot deserving...

Read more
Press

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

October 15, 2019 — Forbes

Visit the source
What is Engineering Performance Management?
News & Updates

What is Engineering Performance Management?

When people ask what we do, my answer—the so-called elevator pitch—goes something like this: We synthesize the work activity in software delivery...

Read more
Using machine learning to measure code risk
Research

Using machine learning to measure code risk

In software engineering, “risk” can mean a lot of things. When it comes to code risk, we mean the likelihood that any particular commit is going to...

Read more
How good are we? Hard questions meet hard data
Research

How good are we? Hard questions meet hard data

Software engineering has more data about the way it works than probably any other organization. We’ve spent the last couple of decades automating...

Read more
Seeing how (and how well) you build software
Best Practices

Seeing how (and how well) you build software

For a bulk of its history, software engineering has been like a factory where we can see the orders going in, we can see the product that comes out,...

Read more
Keep or ditch? A closer look at three engineering best practices
Best Practices

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. Is the value of a given best...

Read more
Summer of a data scientist (Or: What I've learned at Pinpoint)
News & Updates

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

Emilie Guillou is going into her junior year at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, studying statistics and analytics. Over the summer,...

Read more
Understanding coding efficiency: the measures that matter
Best Practices

Understanding coding efficiency: the measures that matter

We’ve discussed the value of looking at your software development process as a pipeline—doing so allows us to borrow methodology from manufacturing...

Read more
Pinpoint selected as SaaS Awards finalist
News & Updates

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...

Read more
Press

3 Engineering Performance Metrics The Business Can Understand

August 6, 2019 — Forbes

Visit the source
5 myths we hear the most
Customer Stories

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...

Read more