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Last Updated Nov 12, 2017 — DevOps Expert

Announcing XL Impact


Are you looking to improve your IT organization? Have you discovered the importance of Continuous Delivery and DevOps, but realize there is so much to improve and you’re not sure where to start? Are you having difficulty proving the return on your DevOps investment? Do you want to move away from a trial and error approach to a more scientific, data-driven method for improving your organization? These are the reasons XebiaLabs is building XL Impact – the first goal-based, data-driven recommendation and decision-making tool for DevOps organizations.

[caption id="attachment_17103" align="aligncenter" width="3000"]XL Impact is the first goal-based DevOps Intelligence solution that optimizes DevOps performance and measures the business impact of DevOps initiatives XL Impact is the world's first goal-based DevOps Intelligence solution[/caption] We all know that the world of software delivery is becoming more and more complicated every day, with the pace of change constantly accelerating. Companies are investing in a number of areas to improve the results of their software delivery teams:
  • Coaches to guide teams in their way of working and in how to improve the process
  • Tools to automate a lot of the labor-intensive activities
  • Personal development of team members through training certifications and conference attendance
These approaches help improve your organization, but each of them only provides a single piece of the puzzle. They are based on influencing your teams from outside; the idea that what your team needs is an external expert who can help them get the most out of their efforts. What we’ve discovered, however, is that if you provide your teams access to their own metrics in context, oriented around specific achievable goals, they are able to accelerate themselves. Furthermore, XebiaLabs has gathered a lot of experience with what works and doesn’t through working with users of our products – this expertise is constantly added into our products and provided directly to your teams… in the context of where it’s needed most.XL Impact provides core insights and actionable suggestions that will measurably improve your DevOps initiatives through:
  • Goal-based DevOps KPIs
  • Data-driven recommendations and decision support
  • Predictive analytics that identify trends and highlight risk
...all in one control panel to show DevOps impact and demonstrate ROI to stakeholders across your organization. With XL Impact, your DevOps teams will gain insights to the way they work in never before seen ways. By integrating data from various tools in your pipeline, it presents views into your process that are more than simple metrics dashboards. Whether you want to improve your delivery speed, increase quality, or even just eliminate bottlenecks to efficiency, XL Impact has you covered.


Measure Your DevOps Success: Using Goal-based KPIs to Drive Results and Demonstrate ROI

Are you struggling to fully understand the impact of your DevOps initiatives? Are you making decisions “in the dark” based on incomplete and subjective data or feelings? Learn how XL Impact will help to optimize your delivery pipeline and drive ROI for your organization.

Make even more impact: Improve quality with your customers in mind

Another common goal might be to improve quality for your customers, as measured through various metrics, such as number of issues reported, average time to resolution, percent of issues with high severity, and so on. XL Impact aggregates data for all of these benchmarks and presents them in an easy-to-use interface that your teams can understand. It suggests which areas of your codebase may be contributing to lower than expected quality, giving clues where your teams can focus to improve. They can then see the results of their improvements right away via the goal-oriented dashboard.

Make an impact: Improve your cycle time 

For example, one of the key metrics of delivery performance is cycle time: the duration between when the first commit is made related to a change and when that change is delivered to your customers. XL Impact connects the dots between your backlog management tool, source control, and the release process to identify critical indicators of what you can do to improve your performance in this area. Visualizing how much time you’re spending within each phase, how scope in your releases impacts speed of delivery, and how much parallel work you have as you march towards delivery provides important clues that allow your teams to adjust the parameters of their process to achieve the best results. XL Impact is available now. If this sounds like the kind of platform that could help your organization, please contact our sales team to set up a demo.

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