As the old adage goes, what gets measured gets done. Measurement is the key enabler to any DevOps transformation and yet it’s an oft-neglected aspect of projects. Organizations struggle to get beyond the starting blocks when learning how to measure DevOps. As a result, in today’s article, I will share important DevOps metrics your team can use to get started on your journey to measuring positive change.
A common challenge I frequently hear from DevOps teams is that there is no clear starting place, no benchmark to begin measuring from. They ask, ‘If you don’t know where you are starting, how do you measure improvement from that place?’ My advice is to simply start. Start measuring and your yardstick will appear. You will see and be able to show improvement over time. Instead of measures like, “the release made it out to production,” you’ll start being able to report on metrics for DevOps that meaningfully impact the business.