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Jonathan Hall
Jonathan Hall

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Introducing DORA the DevOps Engineer

The book Accelerate summarizes the several years of DevOps research done by the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team, up to 2018, and provided us with four key metrics that are shown to indicate performance of a software development team.

For those of you who have not read the book, I want to introduce these four metrics, often called simply the “DORA 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

Do you know how your team is performing across these four areas?

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