The DORA metrics backstory

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The DORA metrics originated from a question and hypothesis among a group of people who formed the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) startup to investigate best practices in software engineering teams. They published their findings in the first State of Devops Report in 2014, identifying four key metrics that correlate with high-performing teams: Deployment Frequency, Change Lead Time, Change Failure Rate, and Mean Time to Recovery. These metrics are now widely used as industry standards for measuring engineering efficiency. However, it's crucial to remember that DORA metrics aren't the only ones to consider; they should be tailored according to specific organizational needs and problems.


Date published
Sept. 16, 2022

Don Brown

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