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Feb 14, 2023   |  By Sleuth
We’ve all seen the news about tech layoffs. If you’re an engineering manager, are you having to squeeze more out of existing teams, because adding staff anytime soon is unlikely? Maybe you’re tempted to micromanage your developers, thinking that if you know every aspect of their work, it’ll boost productivity. But, that approach doesn’t feel right, and you know your devs would hate you for it. What’s an engineering manager to do?
Nov 30, 2022   |  By Sleuth
Sleuth’s product team is pleased to announce an exciting new feature that provides early and actionable visibility into emerging work-in-progress risk! With this release, Sleuth provides customers even more actionable visibility into their engineering efficiency. It extends Sleuth's deploy-centric tracking capabilities upstream in the developer workflow to provide real-time visibility into in-flight work and its emerging risks. Here's how it works.
Oct 7, 2022   |  By Sleuth
Sleuth is pleased to announce a new option to start your Change Lead Time clock based on state transitions in your issue tracker! In our ongoing effort to meet customers where they are, we heard from many of you that you’d like Sleuth to account for and provide visibility into your pre-commit coding time. We’re pleased to offer this this new option to tell Sleuth which specific state transitions in your issue tracker should start your Change Lead Time clock!
Sep 16, 2022   |  By Sleuth
DORA metrics are becoming the industry standard for measuring engineering efficiency, but where did they come from? ‍ We talk a lot about DORA metrics here at Sleuth — what they are and how to measure them. But we haven’t shared much about the context of DORA metrics — their history and why we use them. So let’s do that. This article provides a summary.
Sep 13, 2022   |  By Sleuth
Has this ever happened in your weekly stand-up? ‍
Aug 22, 2022   |  By Sleuth
It's Friday afternoon, and you have mail. Apparently, a user received a 500 error when attempting to sign in. She contacted Customer Service. They didn't know what to do, so they forwarded the email to your engineering team. A close look at the email thread reveals that Customer Service received it... on Tuesday. And they sat on it until today. ‍ Hopefully, it was just this one user. You open your browser, navigate to the web application, and attempt to sign in. You also get a 500 error.
Jul 14, 2022   |  By Daniel de Juan
Sleuth is pleased to announce a new set of features that enable our customers to measure, compare, and drive efficiency improvements on a per-team basis!
Jul 5, 2022   |  By Sleuth
This post is the third in a series of deeper dive articles discussing DORA metrics. In previous articles, we looked at: The third metric we’ll examine, Change Failure Rate, is a lagging indicator that helps teams and organizations understand the quality of software that has been shipped, providing guidance on what the team can do to improve in the future.
May 19, 2022   |  By Sleuth
This post is the second in a series of deeper dive articles on the four DORA metrics. The first metric we looked at was Deployment Frequency, which is about how often code can get released to end users. In this second article, we’ll look at Change Lead Time, arguably the metric most familiar to developers.
May 3, 2022   |  By Dylan Etkin
We are excited to announce that Sleuth has raised $22M in Series A funding, led by Felicis, joined by Menlo Ventures with participation from CRV. We’re disrupting the world of engineering efficiency and we're hiring, come join us!
Mar 24, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Amazon lays off 9,000 more workers, and that's just scratching the surface of recent job cuts. Back in 2008, Atlassian bucked trends and increased hiring when everyone else was firing. This time, they cut 5 percent of their workforce. Is Amazon using return to office mandates as a way to cut jobs? On a lighter note, Happy 25th Anniversary to command line tool, Curl!
Mar 15, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Need real-world ideas for how your own software engineering team can use DORA metrics to improve daily? In this video, Sleuth team members share the different ways they get value out of using DORA metrics. Get perspective from an engineering manager, individual contributor, senior software engineer, customer success manager, and CTO.
Mar 15, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Get the latest updates in Sleuth for January-February 2023. Sleuth CTO and co-founder Don Brown walks through our new global nav, enhancements to Work in Progress dashboards, and the ability to move code deployments across projects. Plus, interviews with our awesome customers Puma and Article!
Mar 10, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Software developers are innovative by nature, and software engineering managers can foster that by removing team bottlenecks. DORA metrics help find what's slowing a team down, so you can remove those bottlenecks and free up developers' time to create innovative solutions. Give Sleuth a try and see why it's a deploy-based Accelerate / DORA metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Mar 1, 2023   |  By Sleuth
DORA metrics are the only studies-proven metrics that get measuring engineering efficiency right. And Sleuth provides organizations with accurate DORA metrics plus insights on the actions teams need to take to improve. Sleuth's co-founder and CEO, Dylan Etkin, explains how Sleuth works. Give Sleuth a try and see why it's a deploy-based Accelerate / DORA metrics tracker both managers and developers love.
Feb 27, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Carlos Rosão, NewStore’s Director of Software Engineering, talks with Daniel De Juan, Sleuth's Director of Product Management, about how his teams take DORA metrics to the next level with Sleuth.
Feb 24, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Need help getting your teams to adopt DORA metrics? Join this live stream on Thursday, February 23 at 9 a.m. PT to learn how. Sleuth TV Live is back for season 2! It's a common reality: You're already on board with DORA metrics and ready to run with them, but now you need to get your teams to adopt DORA metrics. How? We'll share 5 ways we use DORA metrics at Sleuth to shed light on the possibilities for your own team.
Feb 22, 2023   |  By Sleuth
In this live stream on March 23, Sleuth CTO and co-founder Don Brown discussed how software engineering teams can do more with less. Don shared examples of how our own Sleuth team uses Sleuth to be more efficient through.
Feb 14, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Torsten Sinnemann from Article shares how he and his teams use Sleuth's new Work in Progress feature to improve beyond just metrics and boost efficiency, morale and value.‍ Sleuth gives software development and engineering teams the most complete and accurate visibility into DORA metrics across your organization and projects. Work-in-progress metrics can also be helpful for communicating execution status to stakeholders, and for tracking if improvement initiatives being implemented are making a difference.
Feb 9, 2023   |  By Sleuth
Check out these simple steps to set up Slack notifications for when code ships. Give Sleuth a try and see why it's a deploy-based Accelerate / DORA metrics tracker both managers and developers love.

Deployment tracking, move fast without breaking things. When a deployment causes downtime, reduced performance, or customer facing bugs, Sleuth knows. Drawing from the best in class tools your engineering teams already use such as source control, APM, issue and error tracking. We equip your teams with the data needed to dramatically reduce downtime!

How Sleuth Deployment Tracking Works:

  • Detect: When a deployment causes downtime, reduced performance, or bugs, our impact detection engine knows. Quickly identify, resolve, and re-deploy.
  • Alert: Real-time Slack notifications fine-tuned to only the information you care about. Consolidate all your DevOps-related notifications into a single, powerful channel.
  • Command: Track releases from staging to production. Know what's deployed, and what's coming. Understand the impact, and fix shit when it goes wrong.
  • Control: Create order and eliminate release lag with PR-based workflows. Manage approvals, lock deployments, and ship with confidence.

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