Visualizing Self - Exploring Your Personal Metrics

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Imagine a future in which you can more easily log, measure, and visualize work in ways that allows you to make decisions about how you improve, and choose work. Let's work together to change the culture around performance reviews by talking about the work we do, share metrics that expose the value of our work, and communicate about our work through visualizations.

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Visualizing Self - Exploring Your Personal Metrics

  1. 1. Visualizing SELFJennifer Davis@sigje
  2. 2. •  Blue – Work.•  Green – Done.•  Yellow + Red – Not work.
  3. 3. Did  anyone  hear  me?  
  4. 4. • Lines of code?• Bugs closed?  http://www.axosoft.com/blog/2012/08/23/measure-agile-metrics-that-work
  5. 5. the culture around how wework, communicate aboutour work, and the work wedo.
  6. 6. •  Common language todescribe our work.•  Mechanisms to measureour work.•  Tools to visualize our work.
  7. 7. •  Personal•  Job satisfaction•  Control
  8. 8. •  Team•  Relationships•  Elimination of traditionalsupport heroics
  9. 9. •  Company•  Evaluation•  Feedback
  10. 10. WHY VISUALIZATIONS?
  11. 11. #hugops•  Reversing perception of ops– BOFH•  Language – Culture Shift
  12. 12. HUGOPSBOFH???Top downPerformancevisualizationvisualization
  13. 13. Common Languagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypic/
  14. 14. Who are you?OPS DEV QE
  15. 15. RolesOpsDevQAAlong withproductmanagement,legal, finance, ..
  16. 16. WorkBugzilla Barriers
  17. 17. Who are you?Leonard John Matthews - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/
  18. 18. TalentSkillsEnjoyableTasks
  19. 19. TalentSkillsEnjoyableTasks% of time spent oneasy skilled tasksthat we don’t enjoy..
  20. 20. TalentSkillsEnjoyableTasksReality of knowing self… enjoyable work.… our skills.… our talent.
  21. 21. TalentSkillsEnjoyableTasksFinding the work weenjoy.
  22. 22. Work•  Work = lots oftasks.•  Task can beskill/levelspecific.
  23. 23. Discrete measureable tasks.
  24. 24. FailingGracefullypuppetrubySKILLSperlnosqloperabilitysecuritymysqlunixTCP/IPbashCHEF
  25. 25. YOU  WORK  Company != Identity && Role != You
  26. 26. Measure• Work• Skills
  27. 27. Honesty
  28. 28. Start small …COUNTSLATENCY
  29. 29. Accounting …How much time?On what?Value?
  30. 30. Close out work you aren’tinvesting in.
  31. 31. Choose work.
  32. 32. Say no. Say YES And.
  33. 33. Make a goal.
  34. 34. .. “WIP” 5 tasks/week.. “DONE” 9 tasks/WEEK... 1 new job.. Mentored 7 women speakers, 3accepted to Grace hopper conference... Switchover 8 hrs to 1 hr... 3 bosses/6 months.
  35. 35. Share.
  36. 36. VISUALIZE• Reuse• Tools
  37. 37. Showing vs Saying
  38. 38. TeamManager Customer
  39. 39. Tools• Build APIs.• Build forinteroperability.
  40. 40. White House Web API standardshttps://github.com/WhiteHouse/api-standards
  41. 41. •  YUI•  HTML•  Chart•  Avg, SUM function
  42. 42. •  Common language todescribe our work.•  Mechanisms to measureour work.•  Tools to visualize our work.
  43. 43. the culture around how wework, communicate aboutour work, and the work wedo.
  44. 44. I’m an Engineer.I work at Yahoo!I am on the GridServiceEngineering team.We’re Hiring!
  45. 45. Thank you for your time and feedback!
  46. 46. QUESTIONS?• Email: sigje@yahoo.com• Twitter: @sigje
  47. 47. References:•  Maynard Webb – “The Worksheet” - http://maynardwebb.com/rebooting-work/the-worksheet•  Maynard Webb – “The Framework” - http://maynardwebb.com/rebooting-work/framework•  Leonard John Matthews – “Cogs” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/•  AXOSOFT – “Streetlight effect”http://www.axosoft.com/blog/2012/08/23/measure-agile-metrics-that-work•  Joan M. Mas – “Communication” - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypic/•  Matt – “Barriers” - http://www.flickr.com/photos/drift-words/•  Kate Matsudaira – “Leveling Up – Taking your engineering and operations” -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxEmiMJVq4•  Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto, Daniel Sgroi – “Happiness and Productivity” -http://ftp.iza.org/dp4645.pdf•  Rescuetime - http://www.rescuetime.com•  YUI – “Chart Module” - http://yuilibrary.com/yui/docs/guides/•  Mandi Walls – “Challenges To Cultural Change” -http://www.slideshare.net/lnxchk/challenges-to-cultural-change

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