[Ed note: Matt Hines is Principal Product Marketing Manager, DevOps at CA Technologies.]
One of the most noteworthy elements of this year's State of DevOps Report is the continued advancement of concrete metrics, and notably ROI calculations, useful in determining the level of impact that organizations are appreciating via use of the practices.
The most visible of these figures are some of the same calculations that State of DevOps project organizers, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA)(link is external), have leaned on in years past, including the pace of software deployment, acceleration of lead times, speed of recovery and frequency of change failure. Once again, the researchers determined that so-called "high-performance" IT organizations have recorded massive improvement in each of these areas, particularly in comparison to organizations that have not yet committed to the DevOps movement.
Some of these emerging metrics will surely be a topic of discussion on the upcoming State of DevOps Report Webcast(link is external) featuring DORA's Gene Kim and Aruna Ravichandran of CA Technologies.
To wit, the 2016 report finds that high performers deploy 200 times more frequently than low performers, fostering of 2,555 times faster lead times. They also continue to significantly outperform low performers with 24 times faster recovery times and three times lower change failure rates. The latter pair are particularly critical as they also highlight how well organizations respond to various issues after applications have already gone live – Mean Time To Repair (MTTR) is largely considered one of the purest indicators of process efficiency.