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Plea from HR: how can we help engineers shine?
Best Practices

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...

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Ten questions every CTO should be able to answer
Best Practices

Ten questions every CTO should be able to answer

I recently sat down with Jeff Epstein, an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and former CFO of Oracle. The aim of Pinpoint is to use data...

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Five signs of a healthy sprint
Best Practices

Five signs of a healthy sprint

Let’s start with the basic idea. Sprints are a good way to plan work because they’re bounded by a short duration. What can we get done in three...

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Why data science isn't just Business Intelligence 2.0
Data Science

Why data science isn't just Business Intelligence 2.0

Data: the stuff that anchors our decision-making in some kind of empirical reality, instead of pure instinct or gut feel.

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Calculating the cost of legacy code
Data Science

Calculating the cost of legacy code

Technical debt is one of those broad engineering matters that everyone agrees should be addressed, but which contains so many flavors and...

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Press

Pinpoint: Optimizing software development team performance

March 18, 2019 — Intellyx

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Can software engineering be measured?
Best Practices

Can software engineering be measured?

Initiatives to measure software development are a source of all kinds of engineering misery. Measures, metrics, OKRs, KPIs...the work to define these...

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

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

As Yogi Berra said, "It’s difficult to make predictions, especially about the future." Hard to argue with—particularly if you work in software...

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Using the software “pipeline” to unlock engineering performance
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Using the software “pipeline” to unlock engineering performance

This post is adapted from a talk I gave at DevExecWorld in San Francisco, titled: “In a World of Data Science, Why is So Much of Engineering Still...

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

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...

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Press

Austin Startup Pinpoint Launches its Platform with $13.5M in New Funding

February 14, 2019 — AustinInno

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Pinpoint’s Advanced Analytics Measures Software Engineering Efficiency

February 14, 2019 — eWeek

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