Knowledge sharing report

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Users share knowledge and develop familiarity across the code base by reviewing PRs for their teammates. The Knowledge Sharing report shows the distribution of code review activity across team members. This allows  you to see what context is being shared across the team and ensure knowledge silos aren’t developing.  


The Knowledge Sharing Index measures how broadly information is being shared within a team. The higher the sharing index, the more sharing is happening within your team. Use this report to increase knowledge shared across the team and broaden engagement in the review process. 


Team Leads and managers use the Knowledge sharing report to:

  1. Identify best practices and collaboration patterns on their teams

  2. Increase knowledge shared and engagement in the review process

  3. Open discussions with team members about team collaboration


How can I use the knowledge sharing report for my team?

The knowledge sharing report helps identify best practices and collaboration patterns on your teams. Review radar shows you where users fall in their number of reviews, and the number of reviewees. Users in the upper right corner of Review radar are reviewing several PRs for multiple teammates.  

These insights show you where you can increase knowledge shared and engagement in the review process. For example, you may expect to see senior engineers reviewing a lot of PRs and pairing with newer engineers. You may expect this trend to vary depending on the context of the user and their projects. If trends are not what you were expecting, you can open a discussion with your team to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing. 

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How well is the team sharing knowledge?

The knowledge sharing graph shows how well your team is sharing knowledge. You can compare this to the knowledge sharing target to track knowledge sharing growth within your team. Hover over the data points to view more details.

Use this graph to see your team’s average index and how their knowledge sharing is trending. Learn more about setting targets.

Most teams’ average sharing index ranges 0.2-0.4. Encourage your users to review more PRs for more teammates to increase the sharing index. Learn more about the review and collaboration metrics

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How do I view the distribution of code review activity across team members?

The Review radar graph shows which members are collaborating on PRs and how many PRs they reviewed within the selected time period. Use the X-axis to view the total number of PRs the user reviewed. Use the Y-axis to view how many different users’ PRs were reviewed. Hover over a bubble to reveal the users and who they collaborated with. Click a user to view their details.

The Review radar graph provides insights to the interconnected web of code review throughout the team, and shows you who collaborates with whom and how much. This shows how distributed code reviews are throughout the team. 

The thickness of the line connecting two people is a visual indication of how many of their PRs they've reviewed. Solid circles represent users on the team. Hollow circles represent users who are not on the team. 

Note:  You can refer to the Review collaboration report to view the specific number of PRs users reviewed for another user. Click on a user’s bubble to dig into the user’s data. Select Filter by user in to view the user data in another report. From the menu, click Review collaboration and then click Reviewer to get more details in the Review collaboration report.

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