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The 3 best ways to leverage GitHub + AhoyTeam with actionable notifications for EM’s within Slack

The 3 best ways to leverage GitHub + AhoyTeam with actionable notifications for EM’s within Slack

Engineering managers face many daily challenges, especially when leading a distributed team. Work is varied and unpredictable, yet there is a constant pressure to deliver successfully and within the prescribed time frame. Whether the requirements come from product, sales or marketing - everyone relies on engineering.

You, as an engineering manager, will end up daily or even weekly:


✔ Ensuring your team members aren't experiencing blockers in their work

✔ Reacting quickly to requests to minimize waiting times


All the while making sure you encourage trust and independence, and manage your team effectively without falling into the micromanagement trap. Add the remote environment into the mix and the challenge becomes even bigger, while often also requiring manual work on small routine processes.


By connecting your GitHub account with AhoyTeam, you’re able to automate notifications and to-do’s once important events happen directly in Slack and free up your time for more important value-added work.



Here are the 3 best ways to automate processes in just a few steps:

1. Get actionable notifications to channels and specific team members when new PRs are requested


We all know that notifications can be overwhelming and often result in disrupting your work rather than actually helping you be more productive.

But what if you could turn notifications into actionable tasks and specify the exact conditions under which the actionable-notification is sent? What’s more, all of this can be done directly in Slack with an option to send them either in DM’s or in channels.

Here’s an example:
Specify that a Pull Request with a specific reviewer and assignee matches your rules -> send a #channel notification + an actionable to-do in a DM to the reviewer.


2. Notify channels or team members when a GitHub issue is created


Following up on the preview example, Notifications that can be segmented and delivered just to specific people or teams will help to bring people up to speed without creating any unwanted “slack noise’. Especially for GitHub issues, you can set up separate channels organised by team and specify the appropriate notifications.

Last but not least, there is the option to include specific data from those issues that will be displayed in the Slack message.


3. Assign a priority to-do directly on Slack when an issue was escalated


If your engineering team uses GitHub Issues to track bugs, feature-requests, errors, …
You can take advantage of setting up alerts in Slack for those that have an “escalated” tag, so that your team can take a look immediately and resolve them, or managers can de escalate if necessary.


Taking advantage of a simple automation between Github, a tool that your whole engineering stack uses, with a communication tool that is already your go-to, Slack, you can save valuable time and help you stay more organized - ultimately increasing you and your team’s productivity and efficiency.






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