August 4, 2021
We created Teams, so you can easily collaborate on speed: view, share and set up reporting in a way that works best for your company.
Working alone is never easy, especially in a complex domain like web performance. Even more so when site speed can be affected by decisions made by people who aren’t directly working on performance. Improving speed and user experience is a team sport—without shared understanding and access to data, it’s hard to make a difference.
Teams can be used by companies big and small to organise work to create transparency and bring ownership to the process. Agencies can consistently deliver speed to their clients. Product Teams can track improvements over time. SEOs can keep an eye on Core Web Vitals. Developers can use the APIs to build automations and retrieve data.
The more people have insight into performance and its impact on user experience, accessibility and conversions, the more likely you’re to succeed at building a performance culture with quantifiable gains. Shared goals across organisations are more likely to be met.
There’s no one way to use Teams, similarly like there are no two identical companies. Administrators can create unlimited Teams on any plan above Starter in a way that makes the most sense—based on departments, projects, clients or another unique structure. You can move already monitored Sites to new Teams in just a few clicks.
Teams don’t work without people, though. Now, you can easily manage people within your organisation and add them to relevant groups. No more information overload from projects that aren’t relevant to you or unintentionally exposing information to someone who shouldn’t have access. As an Administrator, you can manage Team access and see authentication methods in use and encourage more secure methods, such as Google SSO.
With the Viewer role, you can invite people to selected Teams, so they can view the data without making unintended changes to settings or seeing something they shouldn’t.
With three permission levels, Administrator, User and Viewer, you can meaningfully manage permissions: add and remove clients, contractors or team members, as you need, without privacy headaches.
Now, anyone can use Calibre’s APIs to retrieve and manipulate monitoring data. With Personal Access Tokens (PATs), you can access site speed data for all Teams you belong to, accordingly to your account permission levels. Users can manage all monitoring settings, add Sites, run tests, and Viewers can view monitoring data, run tests without changing the settings.
Admins have complete control over your organisation in Calibre through Admin API Tokens or Personal Access Tokens.
You shouldn’t need to always remember which Team a Site is on—this gets more tricky the more Teams and Sites you add. With a new global search (accessible with ⌘ + P keyboard shortcut on OSX and Ctrl + P on Windows), you can quickly see recent Sites and search for others. Any Site is no more than two clicks away.
Teams in their current form are only the beginning of collaboration tools we want to build. In the future, we’re planning to simplify more monitoring management tasks and add support for organisation-wide and team-wide metrics so that you can set more meaningful goals for your working groups.
Of course, if there’s anything that could make Teams better for you, we’re all ears!
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Engineering Manager at Google Chrome