TechValidate Research on Stack Overflow for Teams

Stack Overflow for Teams Case Study



This case study of ovos is based on a November 2021 survey of Stack Overflow for Teams customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The profiled company brought in Stack Overflow for Teams to improve their business KPIs of operational efficiency, organizational effectiveness, and business performance.

The other challenges they wanted to solve were:

  • Removing roadblocks or barriers
  • Creating or maintaining a continuous learning culture
  • Reducing distractions
  • Breaking down silos between teams
  • Enabling employees to solve problems faster
  • Reducing the time to onboard new hires
  • Capturing institutional knowledge

Use Case

They use the basic tier of Stack Overflow for Teams.

Their whole organization uses Stack Overflow for Teams.

The other tools they use for knowledge sharing are:

  • Code repository
  • Software development project management system
  • ChatOps (e.g., Slack or Microsoft Teams)
  • Cloud drive


The surveyed company said the most impactful operational benefits their organization realized with Stack Overflow for Teams are:

  • Increased throughput/velocity
  • Increased employee satisfaction
  • Increased developer efficacy
  • Decreased burnout
  • Increased discoverability of documentation and expertise
  • Increased quality of reviews of work contributed by team members
  • Decreased onboarding time for new employees

They said the most impactful cultural or team benefits their organization realized with Stack Overflow for Teams are:

  • Increased collaboration between and among teams
  • More knowledge is captured for the future
  • Increased peer-to-peer support
  • Reduced burden on subject matter experts or high tenured teammates
  • Prevented knowledge loss when teammates left
  • Increased transparency of knowledge and information
  • Reduced team distractions or interruptions
  • Improved team technical skills
  • Individuals having more opportunities to learn
  • Individuals having more opportunities to mentor
  • Individuals having more confidence in their work
  • Increased ability to stay in the flow and complete work

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Stack Overflow for Teams by TechValidate.

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

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