Strategic direction and reports combinations
Hopefully by now you have a sense of which reports and metrics you're interested in based on your Flow goals. But in case you don't—or you want your teams to select their own reports based on their specific circumstances—use this table to explore which reports, metrics, and personas go with each of the strategic directions we explored earlier.
|Strategic direction||Persona||Suggested reports||Use case metrics|
|Improve cycle time||Leaders|
|Optimize daily output across the release cycle||Leaders/Individual contributors|
|Reduce unplanned work||Leaders/Individual contributors|
|Improve collaboration||Individual contributors|
|Provide managers data for coaching||Individual contributors|
Supporting resources for understanding Flow
If you've followed along in this Admin success center so far, we've shared several resources for you to better understand Flow, and we've gathered them all here for quick reference. Some of them help you understand the big picture, and some help you complete specific tasks important for your launch journey.
|Flow resources||What's it for?|
|Inviting users||Learn how to give your team access to Flow.|
|ProServ for Flow (opens in new tab)||Learn about Professional Services offerings for Flow.|
|What is Flow exactly?||Learn what Flow is designed for.|
|What can Flow help me do?||Learn what questions Flow can help you answer.|
|Flow demo (opens in new tab)||Explore a Flow overview and use cases.|
|Can't you just "game" the metrics?||Understand what focusing on metrics looks like in Flow.|
|Getting started with Flow||Get started with the details of setting up Flow.|
|Service accounts in Flow||Learn how and why to set up service accounts for your integrations.|
|Merge users||Learn how to merge users to maintain accurate data.|
|Flow overview (opens in new tab)||Learn about Flow's features and use cases.|
Want more resources? Check out our new and frequently updated resources about Flow, Flow customers, and developers in general.
|Resource||What's it for?||Where should I start?|
|Blogs (opens in new tab)||Learn about new insights and thoughts on developer experience and engineering leadership.||One of our favorites is this blog on 17 software engineering metrics and how to track them (opens in new tab).|
|Customer stories (opens in new tab)||Learn how other Flow customers use Flow to drive their goals forward.||Learn how Lightspeed partnered with Flow to transform their engineering team (opens in new tab).|
|Developer success lab (opens in new tab)|
Check out the free rigorous research and data insights shared by the Developer Success Lab, Flow's expert team of scientists studying how software developers work, learn, and thrive.
|Get started with the first white paper in the Developer Thriving series (opens in new tab).|
|20 Patterns (opens in new tab)|
Check out the patterns in your engineering teams that will help you recognize achievement, spot bottlenecks, and debug your development process with data.
|Every engineering team is different. But check out the Hoarding the code pattern if you’ve noticed team members working privately and delivering a large PR at the very end of a sprint.|
|Flow academy (opens in new tab)|
Check out this library of playbooks and videos to learn how Flow can bolster your engineering efforts and processes.
|Learn about speeding up your software delivery by reducing your cycle times (open in new tab).|
Now that you've reviewed the resources you can use, it's time for a brief check on your Flow settings.
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