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What’s inside

> Findings from our 600+ engineering manager survey responses

> Insights into how engineering managers set goals and measure performance

> A unique overview of the metrics tooling vendor landscape

> Case studies on effective team performance measurement

As software drives every business, the need to measure and optimize the performance of that function is business critical, but that doesn’t mean it has become any easier to know where to start.

At a glance

business functions

Just last month, consulting giant McKinsey sparked a fierce debate by boldly declaring that, yes, you can measure software developer productivity, drawing battle lines between those who know why it’s so difficult to do, and those who can’t understand why software engineering is different from every other business function.

This summer, we spoke to dozens of engineering managers from the likes of Etsy, Shopify, and Stripe.

And we surveyed more than 600 engineering managers to find out how they go about the task, what challenges they typically face, and how they can better align their team’s work with the goals of the business.

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