The switch to remote control to work is to create tensions between CEOs and CHROs that can lead to decisions that are not always in the best interest of the company. For technical teams, that disconnect can lead to quick solutions that ultimately cost the organization more money and individuals more time and stress.
The remote revolution is here to stay. More than three quarters of engineers want the ability to work from home, and some countries are consider introducing remote work into law. Before that happens, CEOs and CHROs need to get back on the same page to support their technical teams and bottom line.
Start with DORA stats
DORA metrics measure software delivery speed and throughput by plugging into Git (commits and pull requests) and implementation data.
By looking at a combination of DORA metrics, teams can avoid creating quick fixes that make problems worse later.
The metrics consist of implementation frequency, change lead time, average time to recovery, and change failure rate. This information can also indicate whether technicians are losing engagement, reveal high and low achievers, and help companies avoid resorting to quick fixes that aren’t sustainable for remote work models.
Whether you’re ready to push past the hybrid midpoint or take the direct jump to remote control, this is why you need DORA stats by your side.
Shine a light on areas for growth
Working from different locations makes it easier for processes to fail, avoid miscommunication, and overlook opportunities for improvement. DORA metrics allow remote teams to assess their practices more efficiently and track their success.
To effectively track DORA metrics, companies need a CI/CD platform (Jenkins, CircleCI, or Github Actions) that connects to a development analytics platform to collect engineering team output data. Teams can then drill down into metrics such as change lead time to measure the quality of code and ultimately the product or service they are servicing.
Likewise, DORA metrics can reinforce the need for remote teams to incorporate testing into the development process to reduce their change lead time. This can help eliminate bottlenecks as testers can teach developers to write and automate tests.