Tags: Flow

The Proficiency report provides insight to your team’s proficiency in a specific coding language alongside their Skill IQ distribution. In this report, view code commit efficiency trends for the most prevalent software languages used in your code repository.

Who can use this?



What can you do with the Proficiency report?

If you're a team leader:

  1. Track how much work is occurring through the lines of code and number of commits in each software language over time
  2. Track commit efficiency by month in each language. 
  3. See the distribution of your team's skill proficiency. Seeing Skill IQ requires a joint Flow and Skills contract.
  4. Utilize recommendations to improve processes and develop skills.

Detectable languages

Detectable languages for the Proficiency report include:

  • Assembly
  • Batch
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • CSS
  • Delphi
  • Elixir
  • Erlang
  • Go
  • Groovy
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • JSON
  • Julia
  • Jupyter
  • Kotlin
  • Lua
  • Objective-C
  • Pascal
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Powershell
  • Puppet
  • Python
  • R
  • Ruby
  • Rust
  • SASS
  • Scala
  • Scheme
  • Shell
  • SOQL
  • SQL
  • Swift
  • Terraform
  • TypeScript
  • XML
  • YAML

How do I view my team’s efficiency?

Use the Proficiency chart to see how your team’s efficiency in a specific language has changed over time. 

Efficiency is the inverse of rework. The efficiency per commit is the average efficiency per commit for a specific language over a period of time. Efficiency per commit is measured as a percentage over time. 

The six languages with the most lines of code over the year are captured in the efficiency bubble chart at the top.

View the trends, highlights, and additional information of a specific language by clicking a single bubble in the Proficiency chart. 

Additionally, filter the report by teams and date range using the filters at the top of the page.

Get a summary of your team’s stats over the past year

Lines of code captures this team’s overall annual percentages of new work, legacy refactor, help others, and rework across all languages. This serves as an anchoring point to compare with the specific languages’ metrics.

Get an overview of your team’s commits

The Overview captures all the languages your team has committed with during the date range selected and displays associated information about their metrics. Click on a column name to sort the information.

Team Skill IQ levels shows the percentage of users, of those who have been assessed, in each skill level for that language’s Skill IQ assessment.

Hover over the Team Skill IQ level bar to view Skill IQ percentages across your team. You must have team-level view rights to view team data. The Proficiency report does not display individual contributor-level data.

Note: Only one assessment is taken into consideration for each language. Team Skill IQ only populates if five or more people on a team have taken the Skill assessment for that particular skill.

Recent efficiency vs. industry baseline shows your team’s efficiency as an average of the last 3 months within the date range selected. This is compared to the industry baseline of 70%.

Note: The baseline was established from an industry study that looked at commits across languages and is not specific to a certain language.

The key recommendations section populates a recommendation from Flow based on your language, any Skill IQ data available, and your average efficiency for the language.

View recommendations to increase your team’s efficiency

The recommendations tab makes recommendations based on your team’s skills. This can be based on one of two things:

  • The languages where your team has the highest volume of changed lines of code over the year.
  • The languages where your team has the lowest recent efficiency per commit.

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