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The Essential Data for Leading a Remote Engineering Team: Actionable metrics for engineering leaders. The most imminent threat to an efficient and happy remote team is stuck work. Any unit of work that isn’t moving through the Software Delivery Process quickly enough is a signal for you to check in. The metrics are imperfect, but they give you much more to work with in terms of diagnosing process problems within your newly-distributed workflow. These metrics give you a shared understanding of how things are moving and where someone might be stuck.