Using DevOps Metrics to Deliver Better Software Faster

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by CloudBees authors Michael Baldani and Deepro Basu. 

DevOps has really only started picking up over the last several years, but senior-level folks in companies always have the same question for their engineering managers: How are we doing with DevOps? AnDevOps metrics session at DevOps World Jenkins World 2019d, unfortunately, those managers haven’t had a concrete way to prove to their bosses that they’re doing well or poorly due to a lack of DevOps metrics and visibility into the software development process.

The software development process is not an easy one to measure, particularly as it becomes more complex and more decentralized. In many companies, there are multiple teams working on smaller parts of a big project — and these teams are spread all over the world. So it’s challenging to tell who is doing what and when, where the blockers are, and the waste that causes delays to the process. Essentially, it’s nearly impossible to see how each piece of the application development process puzzle fits together.

This is where CloudBees’ DevOptics comes in.

CloudBees’ DevOptics provides better visibility and actionable insights into the software delivery process. It provides metrics and analytics that engineering and shared services managers can use to track improvement, leverage best practices among the teams and identify waste, bottlenecks and inefficiencies. With CloudBees DevOptics, you can finally provide an answer to the question: Are we doing DevOps better now than we were a year ago?

In our session at DevOps World | Jenkins World 2019, we want to hear from you, the practitioners, to learn what your pain points are and how you handle them. Audience input will facilitate a discussion about what we all struggle with and how we might address it.

We’ll also go over what metrics are out there from surveys conducted by the DevOps Research and Assessments (DORA) team. DORA has been conducting research through surveys that specifically measure deployment frequency, mean lead time for changes, mean time to recover and change failure rates to determine how successful a company is at DevOps - ranging from elite performers to low performers.

To learn where your company might land on the scale, what to do about it, and how to leverage metrics provided by DevOptics and DORA, join us at “Value Stream Management: Using Proper Metrics to Understand if You’re Delivering Better Software Faster” on Wednesday, Aug. 14 in San Francisco.

Haven’t registered for DevOps World | Jenkins World 2019 yet? There’s still time! Register here and attend a multitude of great sessions Aug. 12 - 15.