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How Zigi helps dev teams really move the needle

Aug 16, 2022
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Let’s face it - if you’re a developer, you’re probably looking back at the end of every day and asking yourself “What did I achieve today? Where the h*** did all my time go?”

Your valuable time is being wasted on all the small things - all the interruptions and notifications, all the constant context switching that takes you out of your flow, and millions of other details you have to keep in your head or look up…

It’s in all the invisible tasks that take a few minutes here, a few minutes there, but ultimately add up to HOURS of your day. 

Dev departments are becoming increasingly complex, with so much overhead on top of coding, more and more tools constantly being added and teammates scattered across different time zones and work days. 

Dev is a complex, creative process with many interdependencies amongst teammates. Adding more dashboards for managers isn’t going to help the process become better or more efficient.

Dev is a complex, creative process with many interdependencies amongst teammates. Adding more dashboards for managers isn’t going to help the process become better or more efficient. 

That’s why we built Zigi - to help developers and their managers navigate their day with minimal distractions and maximum focus. 

What is Zigi?

Less work. More flow. 

Zigi is a personal assistant for developers that works directly from Slack, offering actual help in managing your repetitive and non-coding tasks and helping you connect with your teammates’ workflow. 

The first complete workflow process that Zigi fully automates is the collaboration and communication around the Pull Request workflow process - making it easy to request Pull Request reviews, ping teammates, update timelines, automatically connect PRs with tickets, close tickets, and more. 

Our goal is to help push dev forward in a way that’s suited to each team member, offering a hands-on approach to minimize admin work, clear obstacles, and drive dev forward, all from Slack

Only get the info that’s relevant and important to you, at the moment you need it     

Zigi integrates with Jira and Github (with more coming soon) on a user permission level, examining your activity (tasks and PRs), filtering out only the information you need, and serving it to you in Slack.

Zigi then analyzes and cross-references your systems in real-time to learn work habits and figure out what each developer is actually working on and what their priorities are, even when they forget to update Jira. 

Zigi then sends live, actionable messages in Slack, offering you help and the ability to take immediate action. 

PRs waiting for your review

Manages the entire pull request process

Zigi offers full support for the entire PR process, taking everything into account - multiple locations, different time zones, asynchronous work weeks - enabling easy, fast collaboration. 

Just a couple of clicks in Slack is all it takes to request a PR review, select reviewers, send reminders, and more.

Select teammates, you want to ping for review

Real-time assist for non-coding tasks

Real-time assist directly from Slack that automates workflow tasks, helping you manage

your Jira + PRs related issues, like correlating tickets and updating ticket statuses, so you

don’t need to keep it all in your head.

A command center for team leaders

Zigi’s goal for team leaders is to help them focus more on their team members and less on the operational side. Zigi offers them a real-time view of what everyone is doing, how busy each person is, who's overloaded, what's stuck and needs their attention, who finished something, and who needs some positive feedback.  

Showing your contribution

Since we design and build software as a team, it’s important to show both developers and managers how you win as a team, and show your contribution to the team. 

By providing such radical transparency to each developer and team leader, Zigi highlights achievements, both individually and as a team, ensuring that everyone’s efforts are recognized, but more importantly, allowing you to feel seen. 

Be a part of Zigi’s mission

Zigi works best for developers working in teams within growing R&D departments, and is designed for developers whose daily work requires ongoing collaboration with multiple different functions, whether local or asynchronous.

Zigi is in free and open beta, which means no demos, no sales calls - you just sign up and receive a link to get started. That’s it. 

Join us and help us change the way that dev works, for the better. 

Questions? We’re here for you!

Join our support Slack channel to ask questions, book a hand-on session, or check out our user guides

Can’t wait to see you on Zigi ❤️

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