Since rolling out GitPrime, Social Tables has seen increases across all four of the Fundamental Metrics, along with a 20% improvement in Engineering Happiness Score (as tracked by TinyPulse), and a dramatic increase in the amount of features shipped.
"GitPrime gives me a clear path towards increasing the value that the team delivers to our customers," Powers says. "And it’s a path that focuses on working smarter — it’s not about asking the team to work more, to work longer days or on the weekends. It’s about improving our processes, implementing best practices, and helping managers better support the engineers."
In addition to better supporting engineers internally, Powers has found GitPrime a powerful tool for communicating externally. Having the ability to experiment with various work patterns and track the results has even lead to a few new perks for the engineering team. For example, they’ve used GitPrime to establish a "Work from Home Wednesday," and also to introduce a "20% time" where the team can work on things outside the product roadmap.
"Marketing recently came to me and said, 'From about six months ago, it feels like you’re shipping four times as much stuff as you were, and we can’t keep up' — to which I responded, 'Get ready for more.'"
GitPrime gives me a clear path toward increasing the value that the team delivers to customers.