Upon seeing some activity numbers from a recent quarter, a leader I respect told me “I know everybody is busy.” They wanted to know what the impact of our activity was, not how much we did.
Of course! Anybody talking to you about metrics tells you that counting things is a terrible metric. We’ve all heard the horror stories of developer productivity being measured by lines of code. It doesn’t measure the right thing! But here’s the tricky part…
How do you get there? Where do you start? The ultimate metrics dashboard you saw in that webinar one time doesn’t just appear magically out of thin air.
You need to start somewhere.
My suggestion: Count. Things. Measure something. ANYTHING!
Continue reading “DevRel metrics – Counting things is terrible. Do it!”
We’re going to go through 4 lessons you can use with the content marketing that your team is already doing.
This week I wrote on the Nonlinear Digital blog a piece on DevOps metrics. The goal was to give organization’s 4 easy metrics that they can track to see whether or not the changes they are making to their tools and processes are improving their overall flow through development and operations teams.
Unfortunately, I find we often don’t take the time to measure our delivery flow and therefore have no idea whether the changes we are making are helping or hurting us.
Have a read and let me know what you think!
In the continuing Baby Steps to SOA series, we follow Doug and his IT team behind BuyMyWidget.com as they take steps to renovate their digital asset architecture. Previously, we introduced the problem and the team, started planning and analysis, and now we continue on our travel through the road map with measuring success!
Continue reading “Baby Steps to SOA – Step Two: Measure It”