Nicole Forsgren: The Four Key Metrics of High Performance

Snippet from Accelerate

  • 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.

Published On: Fri, 19 Aug 2022.