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TMCNet:  WorkSimple Automates Performance for Software Developers with GitHub Integration

[January 16, 2013]

WorkSimple Automates Performance for Software Developers with GitHub Integration

(PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 In the first of application integrations, WorkSimple (http://www.getworksimple.com), the proven Social Performance provider, has tied its Social Goals platform to GitHub.


GitHub is the best place for agile teams and developers to house and access code and perform complete code reviews/pull request. It is the best way to collaborate with colleagues while managing your ts and manage all your public and private git repositories. Over two million people work together and use GitHub to build amazing things. With the collaborative features of GitHub.com, its desktop and mobile apps, and GitHub Enterprise, it has never been easier for individuals and teams to quickly write better code while also following everything important on GitHub. And with WorkSimple’s Social Goals integration, it’s simple to stay on track and monitor results.

“We admire GitHub for focusing on the end-user programmer and not the programmer’s boss. This shift toward employees making the choice is part of the enterprise social software shift that WorkSimple helped spark,” says Ben Moore, CTO of WorkSimple. “With WorkSimple GitHub integration, engineers can now see how work relates to goals. And, for the first time ever, the marketing or sales team has visibility into engineering timelines.” With the GitHub Social Goals integration, WorkSimple is demonstrating yet another step toward the future of work, which is agile from the bottom to the top. Social Goals is about focusing on accomplished work rather than proven competencies, which challenges the traditional performance management paradigm. With Social Goals integrations, WorkSimple becomes a thin layer on top of actual work that’s easily shareable among coworkers.

“The future of work features employees using systems that you work with today like GitHub, CRM, project management and SaaS platforms alongside Social Goals,” says Morgan Norman, CEO of WorkSimple. “Every programmer knows you need to use the right tool for the job. At WorkSimple, we want to make sure Social Goals can link to the right platform. No matter what your favorite productivity tool is, we plan to link Social Goals to it so you can fully leverage its benefits.” As a cloud-based software developer, WorkSimple started with the GitHub integration because it sets the stage for greater productivity in-house. WorkSimple’s agile teams of engineers were clamoring for a way to more effectively collaborate, communicate and track results.

WorkSimple engineers are a big fan of GitHub’s Pull Request, which lets users tell others about the changes they’ve pushed to a GitHub repository. Once a pull request is sent, interested parties can review the set of changes, discuss potential modifications, and even push follow-up commits if necessary. With WorkSimple’s GitHub integration, those pull requests are now attached to Social Goals so the development team doesn’t have to do double entry.

Here’s how it works: Users create a Social Goal under a product team, and then select a GitHub issue to link to. Now, any comments developers make related to that issue will automatically appear in WorkSimple under the Goal Activity Stream. The user can get instant feedback and recognition from coworkers and see how their work fits into the organization’s larger goals.

“We aren’t stopping with GitHub. We are moving into other areas of the business, such as CRM, productivity and marketing tools, sales platforms, and other services,” continued Norman. “Social Goals will become the hub and interface between everyone’s work system and the rest of the company and help build a sense of team across the company while still making room for the work process system that’s right for the individual user.” Although Social Goals can never cover the intricacy of CRM or the level of detail developers get in GitHub, WorkSimple’s GitHub integration lets sales and marketing departments complement developer efforts for the first time, and that drives stronger, faster, more comprehensive results.

“WorkSimple is the first performance platform to recognize the work that happens today in the cloud, and to actually take advantage of that cloud-based work by linking to other cloud-based systems. The future of work is less focused on data entry and more about greater results. All the information you need on projects will be fed to you through WorkSimple, no matter what other cloud platforms you are using,” Norman says. “This is the nail in the coffin for performance management tools that don’t link directly to results.” Social performance is a new approach to teamwork, alignment, and results. Social Performance uses Social Goals to tell teams and organizations in one glance what is being accomplished, who is working on what, while keeping them focused and results-driven. WorkSimple’s powerful yet easy-to-use Social Performance platform transforms how teams of all sizes work together. Modern employees use WorkSimple to collaborate by sharing goals, giving and getting feedback, offering recognition and celebrating results.

About WorkSimple WorkSimple is the creator of Social Goals™: a fresh new way to work together, achieve better results, and drive engagement. As easy to use as your favorite social network, WorkSimple is designed for individuals, teams, and large organizations. Our Social Performance Platform gives users a better way to share goals, collaborate, get feedback, and get your work endorsed. Teams and Business can upgrade for additional functionality including: Social Goals™, Social Recognition, Get Verified, Feedback, Focus Boards, Activity Streams, Social Engagement Analytics, Company Performance Dashboard, Results-Driven Performance Review, Administrator Controls, and Integrations of your favorite productivity applications.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10323436.htm (c) 2013 PRWEB.COM Newswire

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