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Simplify engineering workflows for faster deployments

Engineering workflows through Slack, from code review to release and beyond.

Learn how engineering teams use Slack for:

DEVELOPMENT

Deliver faster with Slack

Engineering teams use Slack to collaborate on projects and get them out the door. Channels and integrations remove friction between teams and functions, helping you go from kick-off to commit in less time.

A sample conversation in Slack
project-sphinx
Toby Davies15:34Hey team – final week of the sprint. So far, we’re still on course for a release next week!
🙌3💯4💪6
Will Rodrigues15:40Fab! I know @Sarah Parker has been wanting this feature for while.
🙌1
Sarah Parker15:42Customers are super excited to see this happen. I’ve already had a thank-you card from one!
🎉2💖3
Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department or whatever makes sense for your company.

for deployments:
  • pull-requests-prod

    Review or discuss the most recent pull requests.

  • team-ios

    Group conversations between team members who support a particular platform, stack or feature.

  • beta-testers

    Consolidate tester feedback, assign tasks.

Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department or whatever makes sense for your company.

for deployments:
  • pull-requests-prod

    Review or discuss the most recent pull requests.

  • team-ios

    Group conversations between team members who support a particular platform, stack or feature.

  • beta-testers

    Consolidate tester feedback, assign tasks.

24%

Increase in features delivered on time

“The engineering team is spending more time moving our own product forward with Slack. They are shipping more code faster.”

Excerpted from IDC research, sponsored by Slack

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INCIDENTS

Identify and squash annoying bugs

Discover disruptions and bugs faster by coordinating responses in real time. Connect your reporting tools to Slack to monitor issues as they come in, find resolutions to past bugs and assemble the right people to respond.

A sample conversation in Slack
triage-android
Lisa Amos12:35Hi everyone – seeing reports in #alerts-android of multiple 404s from the settings panel. Can someone look into it?
👀11
Emily Anderson12:35Looks like one of the links broke in the last push. Fixing now…
🙇‍2
Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department or whatever makes sense for your company.

for incidents:
  • triage-android

    Monitor and triage bugs specific to a platform.

  • qa-prod

    View test logs and build statuses to trace issues.

  • customers-enterprise

    Work with Customer support and other departments to roll out fixes.

Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department or whatever makes sense for your company.

for incidents:
  • triage-android

    Monitor and triage bugs specific to a platform.

  • qa-prod

    View test logs and build statuses to trace issues.

  • customers-enterprise

    Work with Customer support and other departments to roll out fixes.

21%

Less time needed to identify and resolve engineering-related bugs

“We can use Slack to evaluate customer feedback in real time and the team can start working on solutions for problems before the problem is even called in.”

Excerpted from IDC research, sponsored by Slack

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Automation

Streamline development with integrations

Slack integrates automated tools into a single place, allowing you to spend less time on iterative, lower-value tasks and more time focusing on product development and design.

A sample conversation in Slack
deploy-prod
Lisa Amos14:51Can someone look into WEB-355 when they’ve got a sec?
JIRA CloudAPP14:52
WEB-355: Breakpoints broken on web guide
Status: New
  • Channels put your code in context

    By bringing your code into the right conversations, you can get approvals, spot errors and commit better code faster.

  • Keep track of tickets and issues

    Monitor new tickets and comments without leaving Slack. Stay up to date on new issues while you work through existing ones.

  • Make the most of on-call duty

    Spot breaking incidents, see who’s on call and get resolutions started before issues snowball into something more serious.

COMMUNICATION

Conversations and context, organised

Work across departments and even continents. Slack organises conversations by topic or team or project, so you always know where to get the info you need.

A sample conversation in Slack
web-marketing
Jagdeep Das08:38Helloooo! Hoping to get a ✨ new ✨ micro-site on the roadmap for next quarter. What’s the best way to request engineering resources for this?
Lisa Amos08:41Here’s our project request template. That should get you started! Once we’ve scoped the task out, we’ll start a JIRA ticket and add you to it.
Web Project Request Template314kB PDF
uploaded this file: Web Project Request Template
Jagdeep Das08:45Great, thanks very much, will get this done ASAP.
🙌2
Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department or whatever makes sense for your company.

for communication:
  • project-sphinx

    Work cross-functionally on projects with departments, teams and even clients.

  • web-marketing

    Collaborate with marketing on website work.

  • feature-requests

    Give colleagues a designated place to request changes or give input.

Suggested channels
What are channels?

Channels are where you can share files and messages with your teams. They can be created for every project, topic, department or whatever makes sense for your company.

for communication:
  • project-sphinx

    Work cross-functionally on projects with departments, teams and even clients.

  • web-marketing

    Collaborate with marketing on website work.

  • feature-requests

    Give colleagues a designated place to request changes or give input.

27%

Less time needed to test and iterate

“Any time I’ve seen a Slack integration, I’ve turned it on. It’s provided so much value and helped us save so many extra steps in our process.”

Thomas Lawless

Senior Software Engineer at IBM

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