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How LinkedIn defines and tracks developer productivity metrics | Grant Jenks (LinkedIn)
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How LinkedIn defines and tracks developer productivity metrics | Grant Jenks (LinkedIn)

The nuances of different developer productivity metrics, and how they're defined and tracked at LinkedIn.
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In this episode, Abi chats with Grant Jenks, Senior Staff SWE, Engineering Insights at LinkedIn. They dive into LinkedIn's developer insights platform, iHub, and it’s backstory. The conversation covers qualitative versus quantitative metrics, sharing concerns about these terms and exploring their correlation. The episode wraps up with technical topics like Winsorized means, thoughts on composite scores, and ways AI can benefit developer productivity teams.

Discussion points:

  • (01:10) Insights in the productivity space

  • (07:13) LinkedIn's metrics platform, iHub

  • (12:52) Making metrics actionable

  • (15:35) Choosing the right and wrong metrics

  • (19:39) Why some questions are difficult to answer and track

  • (26:23) Top-down vs. bottom-up approach to metrics

  • (32:12) Winsorized mean and selecting measurements

  • (39:25) Using composite metrics

  • (46:57) Using AI in developer productivity

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You can also read the transcript here: https://getdx.com/podcast/grant-jenks-linkedin


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