Tuesday 1:00 PM–1:45 PM in The Forum, 4th Floor / Case Studies

Using Data to Get Your Next Raise

Michelle Brenner 🌴

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Most people dread the annual review process. It is difficult to remember everything you have done and summarize it in a concise, clear way. As engineers, there is the additional factor of translating technical achievements into a format business folks can understand. I propose a solution for tracking and reporting achievements in a way that’s simple and easy for stakeholders to understand.


This talk will consist of two main parts. After outlining the difficulty of annual reviews with a real life example, I will explain the manual solution of success statements. A success statement is a sentence that explains a single achievement and how it contributes to the bottom line. This is a great place to start, but can be tedious to add up all the information for reports. The second part is about the app I created and how you can use it to store and automatically summarize the data multiple ways. I’ll get into the different ways to manipulate the data and how to deploy the app to have a personal ROI Tracker.

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