Engineering effectiveness (EE) is a framework by which enterprises and organizations can measure their teams’ productivity, efficiency, and overall quality, while also enabling them to work easier and smarter. EE focuses on the early stages of software development, providing engineers with the tools and processes to ensure continuous improvement. It also allows them to hone in on the issues they’re tasked with solving, providing greater returns, and ideally, keeping them happy in their work.
EE is already implemented for many organizations, such as Allegion, a provider of security solutions for businesses and homes. The company utilizes the framework as part of its “shift-left” strategy that integrates quality into the agile process from the beginning. With this strategy, developers can use EE as a source of shared knowledge and resource availability, encouraging the implementation of best practices, as well.
Although the framework is a fairly new concept, organizations large and small are already finding the benefits of having an EE team. For instance, Amazon has formed an Amazon Software Builder Experience (ASBX) group, where engineers can work on code automation, better developer tools, enhanced safety infrastructure, and more. EE will likely see more mainstream adoption as organizations grow to understand its value and simplicity.