Engineers, Stop Hoarding Your Metrics

Dzone - DevOps

Metrics are the golden ticket to knowing what’s going on with your system… or so everyone thinks. Are your metrics really doing you any favors? You might be fetishizing your metrics. Like The Hobbit ’s dragon Smaug laying on his pile of gold, never spending and only hoarding, many of us often stockpile pretty, feel-good, but useless metrics that never make a difference. In this blog post, we'll help you kick your fetish and move away from Smaug-ing up all your metrics.

Agile Metrics — The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

TL; DR: Agile Metrics. Suitable agile metrics reflect either a team’s progress in becoming agile or your organization’s progress in becoming a learning organization. At the team level, qualitative agile metrics often work better than quantitative metrics.


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Getting Metrics Into Honeycomb


Rather than relying on the rigid pre-aggregated measures provided by metrics, Honeycomb instead favors using events because they provide a much greater degree of flexibility. But that doesn’t mean metrics don’t belong in Honeycomb. The diminishing value of metrics.

Agile Metrics for Scrum Masters (Part 1): Done Increment Every Sprint

How can you evaluate your success as a Scrum Master using metrics? Agile metrics is a complicated topic with no one-size-fits-all solution. And it can be quite easily translated into metrics for Scrum Masters to use to evaluate if they are still on track to reaching their goals.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Metrics That Matter

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Hooked on Service Metrics

The post Hooked on Service Metrics appeared first on Blogs DevOps Practice Microservices Journal Operations devops microservices service mesh service metricsWe live in an increasingly “as-a-service” world. From software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) to functions as a service (FaaS) and SaaS-delivered applications, service delivery has become paramount to business goals and practices.

Here Are the Metrics you Need to Understand Operational Health

Dzone - DevOps

In recent polls we’ve conducted with engineers and leaders, we’ve found that around 70% of participants used MTTA and MTTR as one of their main metrics. 20% of participants cited looking at planned versus unplanned work, and 10% said they currently look at no metrics.

Which Kubernetes Health Metrics Should Be Monitored

The New Stack

But which metrics that cause these health conditions (and more) should you be collecting and analyzing? In a recent survey that Circonus conducted of Kubernetes operators, uncertainties around which metrics to collect was one of the top challenges to monitoring that operators face.

How Agile Metrics can Boost your Product Development Process


That said, businesses need to be acquainted with an aspect of Agile called the agile metrics to effectively reap the benefits. What exactly is Agile Metrics? . Metrics could be defined as a system or a standard of measurement. Agile Quality Metrics. Productivity Metrics.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

The way we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the past five years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies, system architectures and team structures, most organizations still rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era. The post What Quality Metrics Matter Most for DevOps?

Research Results: Key software architecture metrics


If you remember my article about Software Architecture Quality Attributes , you know that we have been conducting a survey to find out key software architecture metrics that leading companies and software architects use. Today I would like to share with you the results, but please note, this is a positive experience of specific companies, but it doesn’t mean that these metrics are transferrable to all environments. Results: key software architecture metrics.

Zero to Metrics-Driven Hero

Agile Alliance

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Atlassian Embeds Metrics for Measuring DevOps in Jira

Suzie Prince, head of product for DevOps at Atlassian, said rather than organizations having to acquire and deploy separate tools to track DevOps metrics, Atlassian is moving to incorporate those capabilities in […].

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Article: Key Sprint Metrics to Increase Team Dependability

InfoQ Articles

Planning Sprint Planning Scrum Metrics Development Culture & Methods articleWhat are the questions you should be asking and what behaviours should you be measuring within your Scrum teams in order to improve overall dependability and delivery efficiency?

A Prescription to End the Myopia of Software Metrics

The post A Prescription to End the Myopia of Software Metrics appeared first on Blogs DevOps Practice BizOps software development software metrics“People don’t want a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole!,” Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business Review. As someone who has purchased many drills in my life—and drilled my share of holes—this quote has always struck me as a bit, well, myopic.

Is It Time to End the Software Metric Madness?

The post Is It Time to End the Software Metric Madness? Blogs Business of DevOps DevOps Practice Leadership Suite BizOps devops software delivery metricsWe have all heard the phrase “What gets measured, gets managed,” often attributed to Peter Drucker—interesting note about this quote, Drucker didn’t say it.

13 DevOps Metrics for Increased Productivity

Dzone - DevOps

metrics devops and agile devops 2020 devops approach devops at scale measure productivityDevOps improves software delivery speed and quality through a list of practices that pursue an agile mindset. The terms that first come to mind when you mention DevOps are continuous integration, continuous delivery and deployment , collaboration, automation, and monitoring. DevOps means different things to different teams.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

dashboard of real-time metrics inside their primary application is all they need. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

Faking Agile Metrics or Cooking the Agile Books

TL; DR: Faking Agile Metrics — An Eye-Opening Exercise. Moreover, if the team fails to deliver on that metric something is wrong with the Scrum Team. Apparently, not faking agile metrics, or being transparent in this case, does not seem to be valued here.) . The ‘cooking the agile books’ exercise about faking agile metrics is compelling yet straightforward and built on top of Goodhart’s law. Faking agile metrics can become significantly more subtle.

Ratio metrics

Erik Bernhardsson

We run a ton of A/B tests at Spotify and we look at a ton of metrics. Defining metrics is a little bit of an art form. Ideally you want to define success metrics before you run a test to avoid cherry picking metrics. You also want to define a metric that has as high signal to noise ratio. And of course, most importantly, your metric should ideally correlate to high level business impact as much as possible. Bad metric.

Ratio metrics

Erik Bernhardsson

We run a ton of A/B tests at Spotify and we look at a ton of metrics. Defining metrics is a little bit of an art form. Ideally you want to define success metrics before you run a test to avoid cherry picking metrics. You also want to define a metric that has as high signal to noise ratio. And of course, most importantly, your metric should ideally correlate to high level business impact as much as possible. Bad metric.

Four Metrics Every Engineering Manager Needs to Monitor for Success

The post Four Metrics Every Engineering Manager Needs to Monitor for Success appeared first on Blogs DevOps Practice Enterprise DevOps developers DevOps engineers engineering managers upstream metricsEngineering managers and leaders are charged with a challenging task every day: How do they support engineers to do their best work, and how do they know if their engineers are doing their best work? The former is easier than the latter.

Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

Getting to 85 - Agile Metrics with ActionableAgile

The topic of Agile Metrics inevitably comes up in many situations and conversations. One of my screening questions read, “What standard metrics would you track if any and for what purpose?” So far, I hired 2 Scrum Masters whose answer to the question didn’t have any of those metrics. Somehow during the Holy Scrum Kanban decades of feud these metrics were banished from the Scrum land and forgotten by many. Those numbers that matter, the Agile Metrics.

CloudBees: 2019 to Be Year of DevOps Metrics

While DevOps has come a long way in terms of understanding and adoption, 2019 is going to be marked by a concerted effort to applying metrics to DevOps processes. Applying those metrics will not only substantiate the value of adopting DevOps, they also will provide the impetus many organizations need to close a variety of […]. The post CloudBees: 2019 to Be Year of DevOps Metrics appeared first on

Using metrics to find the pain points in a legacy codebase


The post Using metrics to find the pain points in a legacy codebase appeared first on Xebia Blog. Metrics Software Development Sonar TDD Test TestingWhen you are new to a codebase, you may realise that it’s new for you, but not new to the world. It’s code that has been around for ages and is hard to change, it’s hard to maintain. This is legacy code by definition, and it’s your job to work with it. Even if code […].

Communicating Business Risk: Why Existing Cybersecurity Metrics Fall Short


While such metrics are invaluable in helping us manage the day-to-day operations of our teams, they fall short when it comes to finding a way to speak to our business leaders.

Build a Successful and Results-Driven Sales Culture

Speaker: Gary Galvin, CEO, Galvin Technologies

Every business asks the same question: How can we increase revenue? Gary Galvin is here to answer that question. He will help you define metrics to drive success, empower your sales team, and create a culture driven by results and accountability; because when your team clearly understands what path they’re on and why they’re on it, they are that much more likely to achieve results.

Creating Transparency with the Stakeholder Distance Metric

In this article, we share an experiment that you can use right away: the Stakeholder Distance Metric. The Stakeholder Distance Metric helps to measure the distance from the people building the product to the people using or paying for it.”. Using the Stakeholder Distance Metric is all about creating transparency about the distance between developers and stakeholders, and what happens because of that.

SaaS COGS for VPEs: Helping C-Suite Understand Important Metrics


When you lead engineering for a company running on AWS, every technical decision you make can have an impact on your profit margin. DevOps

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Do Your SOC Metrics Incentivize Bad Behavior?

Palo Alto Networks

The following post on SOC metrics is adapted from the book, “Elements of Security Operations,” a guide to building and optimizing effective and scalable security operations. Some metrics that security operations centers (SOCs) widely use to evaluate their performance have the potential to drive poor behavior. This is a fine metric when used in a network operations center (where uptime is key) but it can be detrimental when used in a SOC. SOC Metrics That Matter.

How Positive Behavioral Metrics Can Boost Your Software Team


As IT professionals, you understand the benefits of establishing clear metrics to gain visibility into how your organization is driving value. The right metrics provide insights into what the organization needs to change and where it is winning. But many companies overlook positive behavioral metrics. I’ve already talked about the best metrics for data-driven software development , which include key performance indicators (KPIs) , and objectives and key results (OKRs).

Build Actionable Dashboards to Drive Your Business

Speaker: Jim O'Leary, VP of Product Management, and Brian Elmi, Director of Product Management, NTENT

Most product dashboard review lagging indicators rather than leading indicator and focus on the wrong metrics to move the business forward. When your operations dashboard is well-aligned with your business's goals and access to data is decentralized, that empowers teams at all levels of the organization to make decisions that drive the business. Join Jim O'Leary and Brian Elmi of NTENT as they share exactly what they've done to build successful dashboards. Using their methodology, you'll be able to plan out dashboards that are tailored to your business needs.