DevOps Resource: Metrics

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Brought to you by the DevOps Enterprise Forum

Measure Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Culture to Optimize DevOps Transformation

Metrics For DevOps Initiatives

Advancing the state of measurement practice is an important foundation for improving software delivery economics. This paper summarizes a position on DevOps measurement that we intend to be a catalyst for accelerating more mature guidance on measuring and steering software delivery.

What's Inside

CHAPTER 1

Principles

We discuss the guiding principles for a stronger measurement approach for DevOps softƒware delivery and begin to outline which metrics matter most, discuss lead time vs. processing time, how to measure culture, and more.

CHAPTER 2

Scenarios

In this section, we dive into three distinct scenarios, (Moving to a SaaS Culture, High Incident Volume, Complex Integration Test Problems) to highlight common problems so that we can better understand their solutions.

CHAPTER 3

The Value of Measurement

Finally, we close out by discussing how you can get started using more measurement in your organization so that it can begin to increase trust, enable better decision making, and more.

Key Takeaways

“DevOps teams and professionals want to push new ideas and new ways of doing things. Metrics objectively help teams distinguish between improvements and unproductive changes.”

“Accepting continuous change in software drives our belief in that we need di€fferent thinking to drive measurement and metrics for DevOps.”

“By using key metrics tactics, one SaaS team was able to reduce their high severity incidents from 3,000 a week to 600 a week... Now they have time to look into the real issues and fix the true underlying problems."

“Steering software delivery projects is more a discipline of economics than it is of engineering. Unlike most mature engineering disciplines, software delivery is a nondeterministic endeavor with more uncertainty to be managed."

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Authors of This Resource

Dominica DeGrandis Director, Learning & Development, LeanKit

Dr Nicole Forsgren CEO and Chief Scientist, DORA

Sam Guckenheimer Product Owner, Visual Studio Cloud Services, Microsoft

Mirco Hering APAC DevOps and Agile Lead, Accenture

Chivas Nambiar Director DevOps Platform Engineering, Verizon

Jeff Weber Managing Director, Protiviti

Eric Passmore CTO MSN, Microsoft

Mark Michaelis Chief Technical Architect, IntelliTect

Walker Royce Software Economist

Authors of This Resource

Dominica DeGrandis Director, Learning & Development, LeanKit

Dr Nicole Forsgren CEO and Chief Scientist, DORA

Sam Guckenheimer Product Owner, Visual Studio Cloud Services, Microsoft

Mirco Hering APAC DevOps and Agile Lead, Accenture

Chivas Nambiar Director DevOps Platform Engineering, Verizon

Jeff Weber Managing Director, Protiviti

Eric Passmore CTO MSN, Microsoft

Mark Michaelis Chief Technical Architect, IntelliTect

Walker Royce Software Economist

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