Work Type

Work Type represents the highest types of work an engineer is focused on (New Work, Legacy Refactor, Help Others, and Churn).

How to Use It?

  • Balanced Workload Management: Uses analysis of Work Type distribution among team members to ensure equitable assignment of new projects and maintenance tasks, helping to prevent burnout and optimize engagement.
  • Targeted Skill Development: Leverages insights from the predominant work types to customize training and development programs, enhancing skills relevant to current project demands and future career growth.
  • Enhance Collaboration: Encourages cross-functional teamwork by pairing engineers focused on different work types, such as those involved in new development with those skilled in Refactoring, to promote mentorship and effective knowledge transfer.

Strategic Implementation of Work Type

  • Workload Equity: Regular monitoring of Work Type distribution helps maintain a balanced workload, ensuring no single team member is overwhelmed with high-complexity tasks.
  • Cross-functional Team Building: Organize team structures that combine diverse work types, fostering a collaborative environment where skills are shared and developmental gaps are addressed collaboratively.

Considerations for Implementation

  • Comprehensive Metrics Integration: Analyze Work Type in connection with other performance and engagement metrics to gain a full understanding of team dynamics and project requirements.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Implement this metric in a manner that reinforces a positive team culture, promoting transparency and fairness in workload distribution.
  • Feedback and Continuous Improvement: Actively seek and incorporate team feedback on workload and Work Type distribution to continually refine management strategies and ensure alignment with team capabilities and project goals.