Choosing Your North Star Metric
tl;dr: Lenny surveyed current and past employees at over 40 of today’s most successful growth-stage companies to compile a table of the metrics commonly used. He also has a a framework for choosing a north star metric based on company type.
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Manager OKRs, Maker OKRs: How Early Stage Startups Should Think About Goal-Setting
tl;dr: Many startups adopt Google's quarterly goal setting. This puts makers (engineers) on a managers schedule. A startup should (1) focus on what's being built in month ahead, (2) work towards a product vision a year from now and (3) maintain a "narrow grasp on what you actually want to measure quarterly."
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A Primer On Engineering Delivery Metrics
Juan Pablo Buriticá
tl;dr: Why delivery metrics are important, which ones are valuable, how to use them, and more.
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Monitoring Demystified: A Guide For Logging, Tracing, Metrics
tl;dr: "Current and relevant online resources to help guide you on logging, tracing, and metrics."
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The Saint-Exupéry Of Metrics
tl;dr: At Calm's monthly all-hands, Will was motivated to "boil each project down to a single well-formed metric that told the story: a target, a baseline, a trend and a timeframe."
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Developing the Largest Contentful Paint Metric
tl;dr: A new performance metric has been established by the Chrome team measuring when the main contents of a page is displayed. This runs through the framework used to build this metric and the objective.
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Performance Metrics For Blazingly Fast Web Apps
tl;dr: Conrad discusses Superhuman's approach to performance metrics (1) Use event.timeStamp for start of events (2) end of events, use use performance.now() in a requestAnimationFrame() 3) ignore when the tab is not focused 4) aggregate data using “% of events that are under target” 5) visualize multiple thresholds. 📈
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