- Lead Time : Length of time between when the code is committed and when it is deployed to production. Smaller is better.
- Mean Time to Recover : Length of time from incident start to incident end. Smaller is better.
- Change Failure Rate : Number of deployments to production that need hotfixes. Smaller is better.
- Deployment Frequency : Number of times new code (not hotfixes) is deployed to production. Larger is better.
Improving these metrics directly results in huge performance boosts for developer productivity.