What is a developer dashboard?

When your development team is trying to ship code for your customers, there are a lot of metrics to track. Some businesses have a DevOps engineer in place to take charge of this data and use it to improve the development process; others don’t necessarily have someone specifically dedicated to DevOps, but they still need to access, analyze, and use those metrics.

In either situation, a developer dashboard can help to simplify the process. A developer dashboard is a tool for DevOps engineers, executives, software developers, and other employees. The dashboard gathers all of the important data, which is often gathered from several different sources, and presents it in a graphic format that’s easy to understand. These dashboards can be set to update automatically, in intervals as small as every five minutes. Meanwhile, your workers can customize each dashboard to their specific needs. For your team to make the best decisions for your company as projects progress through the development process, they need current, accurate data. With a developer dashboard, you can rest assured that your team is making informed decisions based on the best data available.

 

How a Developer Dashboard Can Work for You

Through every step of the development process, your team is tracking a seemingly endless amount of data. Grow can consolidate and condense all of that data into a single panel—a developer dashboard. Instead of keeping track of the dozens of different programs and data sources, your DevOps engineers and developers only have to worry about one dashboard. Each development team is different, so you can customize your development dashboard to display the metrics that are of most use to you. With more than 100 integrations, and more being added all the time, you have a wide range of options of results to pull in.

Your team can also configure the dashboard to run helpful analyses on your data, even combining the data from different sources. This will allow your team to make informed decisions as your development projects progress. You can then have Grow automatically generate reports with that data, including easy-to-read charts and graphics to present to company executives, investors, or workers in other departments of your company. This allows you to make sure everyone is on the same page without getting bogged down by the reports themselves. Instead, your team can concentrate on the actual development process.

Development Insights for All of Your Company’s Different Roles

The utility of a developer dashboard isn’t limited to your software developers. Team members from every level of your organization can benefit from what Grow has to offer. Each dashboard can be customized to fit different teams and team members, providing crucial information that will inform your decisions and make you more effective. Each team member sees what they need to see—nothing more, nothing less.

Developers

Your developers need to be able to see all of the different tasks that need to be completed in order to release the product to the public. They need to know what resources are available, how well the product is performing, and where they need to improve when it comes to solving problems. Rather than spending valuable time seeking out this data as the need arrives, a Grow dashboard puts it right in front of your team, updating automatically and giving you real-time results.

DevOps Engineers

In order to coordinate between your developers and your company’s business operations, your DevOps engineers thrive on one thing in particular—data. Whether that data involves tracking the time from development to deployment, customer ticket volume, the frequency you are deploying code, or uptime, your DevOps engineers need to be kept aware. A Grow developer dashboard places all of that information in a single location, then allows you to generate reports to share with higher-ups and the rest of the team to keep them informed as well.

C-Level Executives

Company executives need access to a complete picture in order to make effective decisions and guide the company in the right direction. Rather than waste time in endless back-and-forth emails with developers, executives can simply access the dashboard to see where the development team stands in their work. Plus, Grow’s reporting tools simplify the developers’ task of sharing detailed results. While many developers may be able to create a simple reporting tool on their own, Grow makes it easy for you to create reports that can easily be shared with executives and even other departments.

Track IT Tickets and Response Times

To make sure your customers’ needs are being met and problems with the code are being resolved, it’s important to keep close track of those vital metrics. As time goes on, patterns will begin to emerge, and your team can put new practices in place to improve your results.

Pull and Compare Data from Multiple Sources to Build a Clearer Picture

Your team is working with data from dozens of different tools at once. A Grow developer dashboard is able to integrate with a variety of those tools and funnel all of that data into one place in a format that’s easy to understand. You can even use Grow’s powerful analytical tools to run analyses on data from multiple sources to draw new conclusions and steer your development team in the right direction.

Expert Support

Grow’s business intelligence tools speak for themselves, but they’re only a part of what Grow can offer your organization. In addition to our development dashboards, we provide full support from our team of expert data analysts and engineers. Our team knows everything there is to know about the Grow platform, and they will guide you as you set up your dashboards, decide on the integrations to include, run detailed analyses, and export your data into useful reports. From beginning to end, you can rest assured that Grow’s support team will be there to make sure you get the greatest benefit possible from our products.

Dozens of Integrations Allow More Complete Access to Your Data

Grow is built to integrate with more than a hundred different solutions, and that number is constantly growing. What this means is that Grow will allow you to work with the solutions your organization needs and access the data from those solutions easily and efficiently. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our most popular integrations for our developer dashboards.

When your team is developing code, it’s important that everyone is working on the same version. Otherwise, important updates can get lost, or conflicting versions can cause costly delays. GitHub organizes each version of your code and allows your team to keep everything straight. With Grow, your workforce can take those advantages a step even further, allowing your team to draw insightful conclusions by viewing that data alongside data from other sources. Grow’s graphical presentation can help your team to visualize how their work is progressing, then focus on goals that will improve your team’s performance.

Jira allows development teams to keep a close watch on their products as they work out the problems with it. It provides bug tracking and issue tracking, and it even has some project management capabilities. With Grow, companies can track that data, blend it together with data from other sources, visualize the results, and draw new insights to drive the business forward.

Pingdom keeps businesses aware of their web performance. As problems develop, teams can rely on it to see when and where problems arise. Grow allows you to display that data alongside other crucial information developers need to track and display it all within a single developer dashboard, as well as drawing new insights by combining it with data from other sources.

Freshservice provides a range of IT service tools for organizations to communicate with users and provide solutions to various problems. Grow pulls data and alerts from Freshservice and similar tools into a one-stop location in a developer dashboard so that your team doesn’t have to keep track of multiple windows. Instead, you can refer to a single panel for a complete picture of your work.

Of course, sometimes the data your development team needs to track isn’t a part of a third-party suite. Instead, it’s data that is gathered and stored in your own database or in the cloud. Grow integrates with several database and storage tools, such as Amazon S3 and MongoDB. Pull in data from these sources and combine them with data from your other tools to make valuable insights in real time, allowing your team to make informed decisions and drive your business forward.

Take the First Step by Contacting Grow

Grow can be a valuable tool in your company’s arsenal, and we would love the opportunity to show you how. To arrange a live demo with Grow, fill out the form below. We’ll set up a customized demo in order to show you not just what Grow is capable of, but how we can help your organization. Our custom quote will be specifically matched to suit your organization’s particular needs. Give us a call today, and we’ll demonstrate the value a Grow dashboard will bring your organization. Our team of knowledgeable experts will walk with you every step of the way as you set up your dashboard, helping you to build the perfect dashboard for your developers and DevOps engineers.