Updates

July 8th: Haystack Updates: πŸ“† Custom Date Scopes πŸ“†

Kan Yilmaz
July 23, 2020

πŸ“† Macro Trends - Custom Date Scopes πŸ“†

We've gotten several requests to move include custom date ranges for Cycle Time so you can explore whichever date ranges you want. Similar to our Sprint Report page, we've added the ability to select any custom date range you'd like to look at.

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πŸ“† Readable Date Picker πŸ“†

We noticed our date picker was a bit confusing in it's default state. Slight tweak to make that a bit more readable. Now when you login you'll see the current week's Sprint Progress right off the bat.

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βš™οΈ Cycle Time Toggle βš™οΈ

Do you know how much your 'closed' pull requests are affecting your Cycle Time?

I think you'd be surprised. We're seeing about 30% increase in Cycle Time across the board from pull requests that get written (and forgetten). We've included a toggle so you can more visibility into your team. Specifically, how 'closed' work is effecting your Cycle Time!

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πŸ’‘Improvements πŸ’‘

  • Improved our data processing to be smarter against Github API throttle.
  • Updating our create account flow to allow for self-onboarding
  • More scalable infrastructure to support upcoming features (exciting)

⏰ In Case you missed it ⏰

  • πŸ™Œ Invite Team Members - If you'd like to invite other members so they can view the dashboard and get alerts!
  • πŸ“†πŸš¨ Weekend Activity Alerts πŸš¨πŸ“† - We've included a 'Weekend Activity' alert (in beta) to help signal when your team is overworking on the weekends.
  • βš™οΈπŸ›  Toggle Daily and Weekly Alerts πŸ› βš™οΈ - Now you can toggle daily and weekly emails based on which are the most useful for you!
  • πŸ“°Product Page - Keep up to date with feature releases here!

Contact julian@usehaystack.io to settings updates.

πŸ€” What's next for Haystack? πŸ€”

Well.. there's a lot.

We've gotten sign ups from some amazing companies large and small. We're extremely impressed with engineering managers using Haystack to find insights and improve their teams.

Some improvements we've seen so far:

  • Cycle Time improvements up to 80%
  • More consistent Throughput by 30%
  • Decrease in Review Times 40%
  • Reduction in Concurrent work by 30%

We're humbled by the opportunity to work with all of you and impressed with the strides we've been able to make with your help. It's been an absolute pleasure but now..

It's time to think about the future.

The current version of Haystack is just the tip of the iceberg. Our goal is to help teams improve with actionable data. Our mission is to help improve software delivery and healthy practices on teams.

To do that we need your help.

It starts with a quick 6 question survey

It only takes a few minutes and would be extremely helpful as we design the next phase for Haystack. Of course, if you have any questions or feedback always feel free to reach out directly to julian@usehaystack.io. I read and reply to every message that comes my way.

- Julian, CEO & Cofounder


Kan Yilmaz
CTO & Co-Founder of Haystack

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