Elevate the developer experience, thereby unlocking the latent potential and increasing productivity tenfold.
Our mission is to help organizations elevate the developer experience, thereby unlocking their immense latent potential. In doing so, we envision a tenfold surge in productivity while ensuring cohesive teamwork, streamlined operations, and strategic alignment across leadership. Through these combined effects, we aspire to transform not just software development, but also the lives of those behind it.
The Software Development Challenge
KEDEHub offers a knowledge-centric perspective on software development, treating knowledge as the fuel that drives the software development engine. Central to this perspective is understanding the knowledge gap between what a developer knows and what they need to know to effectively complete tasks. Bridging this gap involves discovering and applying new knowledge.
Efficient knowledge discovery is critical for unlocking the full potential of both individuals and teams, which naturally leads to high productivity. Furthermore, this efficiency in knowledge acquisition and application enhances the developer work experience and overall well-being
When individual capability significantly exceeds task complexity, the knowledge gap becomes too narrow, leading to wasted potential and boredom. On the other hand, if task complexity surpasses individual capability, the knowledge gap widens, leading to stress and low productivity. A well-balanced gap keeps developers in the Flow state, fully immersed and focused on their work, leading to higher productivity and job satisfaction.
The tech industry, however, often struggles to ensure developers realize their full potential and enjoy their work. This can lead to slower product delivery, higher turnover, and a reputation that repels top talent.
Companies address these challenges with various strategies such as tailored training, Agile and Lean practices, mentorship programs, continuous feedback, and work-life balance initiatives.
Yet, even the best interventions aimed at improving developer experience and realizing talent potential require confirmation of their impact and quantification of their financial effectiveness. Traditional methods such as relying on gut feel, performance evaluations, and satisfaction surveys offer limited insight and lack the objectivity needed.
This measurement challenge affects the entire organization. CEOs struggle to demonstrate the financial return from enhanced developer experience and talent realization, risking their credibility. Engineering Managers are unable to show how their methods improve developer experience and talent utilization, threatening their career progression. Simultaneously, HR's effectiveness in training and talent development is being questioned.
To truly understand whether developers enjoy their work experience and realize their full potential, we need to measure the knowledge gaps they bridge to complete their tasks.
Enter the world of Knowledge-Centric Metrics
KEDEHub serves as the solution to this challenge. As a Capability Analytics Platform, it uses patented technology to analyze source code, providing Knowledge-Centric insights for Tech Companies to ensure software developers enjoy their work experience and realize their potential.
Unique to KEDEHub is the ability to measure in bits of information the knowledge gaps developers bridge when completing tasks. This feature enables comparisons across different contexts, programming languages, and applications
Building on this capability, KEDEHub offers Knowledge-Centric Metrics such as Knowledge Discovery Efficiency (KEDE), Collaboration, Cognitive Load, Happiness (Flow State), Productivity(Value per Bit of information Discovered), and Rework (Information Loss Rate). They illuminate the impact of the knowledge gaps on the developer work experience and the overall efficiency of the software development process.
Thus, KEDEHub enables a nuanced assessment of an organization's capability, offering insights to foster improvement where it's needed most.
Harnessing the insights provided by KEDEHub leaders can improve collaboration, increase productivity, decrease waste, reduce cognitive load, and foster an environment where developers can achieve a state of flow. The outcome is iImproved Developer Experience, Maximized Profitability, and Aligned Leadership.
What We Believe In
We believe in the immense potential that resides in each software developer and the incredible value that can be unlocked by tapping into this reservoir of talent. At its core, management is about discerning and harnessing the latent potential within organizations.
In the annals of medical history, physicians once relied on the mere touch of a patient's forehead to gauge the presence and severity of a fever. Fast forward to today, and thermometers provide an objective metric to understand the complexities of the human body.
In the realm of software development, assessing developer happiness and productivity seems to harken back to those rudimentary days. There's a prevailing sentiment that a manager's intuition, their metaphorical "touch", holds richer insights than any contemporary tool. At KEDEHub, we respectfully differ. We champion a future where software development doesn't rely solely on qualitative analyses or tangible outputs like functional software. Nor should its capability be measured merely by the effort poured into crafting such outputs.
Instead, we advocate for understanding software development in its truest form: the acquisition and application of knowledge. Our conviction rests on the scientifically-based metric, Knowledge Discovery Efficiency (KEDE). Through this lens, we endeavor to shift from perceptions and gut instincts to grounded, objective measurement.
For managers and decision-makers, it's pivotal to adopt a holistic systems approach. It's crucial to recognize that any hurdle in achieving a goal often lies in systemic issues, not individuals. Our foundational beliefs are:
- People inherently strive to give their best.
- Challenges stem from systemic issues. If roles were reversed, the same challenges would persist.
- Metrics should gauge system efficiency rather than focus on individual performance.
- Development teams should be active contributors to discussions about their efficiency and performance, not merely recipients of feedback.
KEDEHub is led by Dimitar Bakardzhiev - a serial technology entrepreneur and an expert in managing successful and cost-effective complex software projects. With his blend of technical, managerial and operational expertise, he effectively combines the theory and practice of Agile and Kanban Method to deliver business results. He also published David Anderson's Kanban book as well as books by Goldratt and Deming in the Bulgarian language.