Making GitHub Easier to Use
Making GitHub Easier to Use
See what makes Waffle.io successful as it enables project management for developers using GitHub.
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Maniacal customer focus
Small, incremental investments
Rapid experimentation and iteration
Learn and pivot quickly
Staged evaluation and disciplined governance following lean principles
Monthly “pivot, pause, persist” reviews – 3P reviews
Increase odds of success
Generate business value by generating customer value
Only 15 ideas have been accepted into CA Accelerator internal software incubator program in the 12+ months it's been active. Only about 20% of pitches are pursued.
Andrew talked about how Waffle.io had been successful inside, and now outside, the CA Accelerator. We thought about where the puck will be tomorrow. We thought about how software teams work and how we can make it easier for them.
According to Marc Andreessen, "software is eating the world." Consequently, software developers are eating the world. There are now 24 million software developers worldwide.
Project management tools work well for project managers. They help teams understand the why. However, developers need more to understand the status of their work. So they developed Waffle to help developers understand how to track the status of the projects they are working on with customizable workflows, filtering, and multiple repositories in a single view.
To do this, Waffle lives in the middle of the developer ecosystem. It exposes the work they’re doing without extra work. It visualizes everything the software team cares about.
Caseflow is a public project by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. They are automating the tracking of their progress.
WaffleBot listens to cues in development workflows and automatically updates status and pull requests, reviews updates in real time, see progress and tracks goals with metrics, and organizes work with epics and dependencies. This saves developers hundreds of thousands of actions they otherwise would have to do manually
Waffle is empowering development teams through automation. This contributes to the team effort and the program initiative. Developers can Use Waffle and GitHub to check their work. It changes how developers and project managers work together and promotes flow for developers by letting them focus on coding rather than updating status and workflows.
We met with Andrew the same day Microsoft bought GitHub and Andrew was very excited since Microsoft has become more friendly to developers and the acquisition just exposes GitHub and Waffle to that many more developers.
A free trial is available at Waffle.io.
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