Measuring Continuous Delivery

Steve Smith, Always Agile

Continuous Delivery is hard. The breadth and depth of recommended technology and organisational
improvements, the smorgasbord of available tools, and the specific circumstances and constraints of
your organisation create a huge challenge. Difficult decisions must be made, every single day.

We can reduce uncertainty and make better decisions by measuring the stability and speed of the
release process, the build process, and the codebase. These indicators of Continuous Delivery provide
quantitative data on the impact of your changes, and pinpoint where the conversations need to happen
so you can learn what’s working and what isn’t.

In this talk, Steve Smith will show how measuring stability and speed can power a successful adoption of
Continuous Delivery in an organisation of any size. This is a deep dive into the latest thinking on
Continuous Delivery, backed up by long-term case studies in private and public sector organisations.

Required audience experience

Continuous Delivery beginnner

Objective of the talk

Attendees will learn

  • why Continuous Delivery is hard
  • how to approach Continuous Delivery adoption
  • why you need to measure Continuous Delivery adoption
  • the measures you should use to measure stability and speed of delivery
  • experience report from UK Gov of 60 teams

Track 2
Location: Date: May 17, 2018 Time: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Steve Smith, Continuous Delivery Consulting