Jan 20 2 min read

Find Answers Faster with Velocity’s New Navigation

Find Answers Faster with Velocity’s New Navigation

Francesca
Gottardo

We’re introducing a new look for our Velocity navigation! The platform is growing, and we’ve redesigned the navigation to make it even easier to use Velocity to find the answers you’re looking for.

Things look a bit different, but don’t worry, all your favorite reports are still there (plus more!) — they’re just organized in a new way, around what you’re trying to use Velocity for.

 

Velocity’s all-new navigation now lives at the top of the page, organized into the following three categories:

Align — Create transparency that ensures your technical teams are in sync with product and business initiatives. Here you can find reports aimed at helping executives align on business priorities and ensure optimal resource allocation across teams.

You’ll be able to understand how your team’s productivity changes over time and visualize key metrics to uncover trends.

Deliver — Innovate faster than your competition by bringing new products and features to market, faster. These reports are designed to help engineering leadership deliver high-quality code quickly and consistently.

You can easily see what your team is working on (such as what pull requests have been recently edited) and understand how Code Review and PR Resolution are impacting your team’s delivery time.

Improve — Build a culture of excellence through objective metrics. Here you can find reports designed to help leadership and team managers improve team processes and skills to create a high-performance culture.

You can track how your team is progressing towards their goals and performing over time to help identify the best practices that make sense in your organization.

Velocity Navigation Menu

This is a fresh take on the same insightful Velocity reports you’ve been using. We’ll be rolling this out to all of our users by the end of January. Please reach out to support if you have any questions!

 

Velocity Navigation is Just the Latest in a String of New Product Features for 2022

The new Velocity navigation is the latest of several new product features. We kicked off 2022 with three other highly-requested features: pair programming support, draft PR support, and updated email and Slack PR links. Read more about these new features in our blog announcement, or here’s a quick summary:

Pair Programming – Those engineering teams, including ours, that use pair programming sessions to help increase efficiency, minimize errors, and engender a culture of collaboration and knowledge-sharing on their teams, can now find co-authorship data included in key metrics and reports.

Draft PRs – Draft PR support allows developers to push their work without unintentionally signaling to a manager that the PR is ready to be formally reviewed and/or shipped. Organizations can now customize when Velocity considers a PR to be Ready for Review.

PR Links – The PR links in Velocity’s e-mail and Slack alerts now route directly to your VCS, rather than Velocity (as they did before). This way, any user with access to the PR — even those without a Velocity seat — can act on e-mail and Slack alerts.

We’ve got a ton of new and exciting features on tap for 2022. Stay tuned for more updates that help maximize the data-driven insights you get from Velocity’s Engineering Intelligence.


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