Four Key Metrics for a Software Development Team#



  • Key metrics:

    • Deployment Frequency — How often an organization successfully releases to production.

    • Lead Time for Changes — The amount of time it takes a commit to get into production.

    • Change Failure Rate — The percentage of deployments causing a failure in production.

    • Time to Restore Service — How long it takes an organization to recover from a failure in production.

  • The metrics describe infrastructure platform maturity. On-demand deployments with lead time under 1 hour, and failure rate under 15% of deployments is considered “Elite”.