Delivery Frequency

How frequently per day the team releases changes to production.

What is the intended behavior?

Small changes deployed very frequently to exercise the ability to fix production rapidly, reduce MTTR, increase quality, and reduce risk.

How to improve it

How to game it

  • Re-deploying the same artifact repeatedly.
  • Building new artifacts that contain no changes.

Guardrail Metrics

Metrics to use in combination with this metric to prevent unintended consequences.

  • Change Fail Rate increases as focus shifts to speed instead of quality.
  • Quality decreases if steps are skipped in refining work for the sake of output.
Last modified December 15, 2023: Reorganize (7579932)