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Your software delivery performance

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You're performing better than    % of 2021 Accelerate State of DevOps  survey respondents. 

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What's holding you back?

In our research, DORA has identified several key capabilities which drive higher software delivery and organizational performance. Improving these technical, process, and cultural capabilities can help your team deliver more value to your customers and organization. It's important to focus your efforts on the specific thing that is currently holding you back. While every team will take a different journey, we have identified three capabilities that are often beneficial to improve: Continuous Integration, Loosely Coupled Architecture, and Generative Organizational Culture.

Complete a brief survey for each of these three capabilities to determine how you perform and which to consider focusing on first.

Capability 1 of 3: Continuous Integration

Continuous integration (CI) is the first step towards continuous delivery. This is a development practice where code is regularly checked in, and each check-in triggers a set of quick tests to discover serious regressions, which developers fix immediately. The CI process creates canonical builds and packages that are ultimately deployed and released. Learn more

For the primary application or service you work on: Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Code commits result in an automated build of the software.
Code commits result in a series of automated tests being run.
Automated builds and tests are executed successfully every day.
Current builds are available to testers for exploratory testing.
Developers get feedback from the acceptance and performance tests every day.

Capability 2 of 3: Loosely Coupled Architecture

Architecture that lets teams test and deploy their applications on demand, without requiring orchestration with other services. Having a loosely coupled architecture allows your teams to work independently without relying on other teams for support and services, which in turn enables them to work quickly and deliver value to the organization. Learn more

For the primary application or service you work on: Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
On my team, we can make large-scale changes to the design of our system without creating significant work for other teams.
To complete my own work, I don't need to communicate and coordinate with people outside my team.
My team can deploy and release our product or service on demand, independently of other services it depends upon.
We can do most of our testing on demand, without requiring an integrated test environment.
On my team, we can make large-scale changes to the design of our system without depending on other teams to make changes in their systems.
On my team, we perform deployments during normal business hours with negligible downtime.

Capability 3 of 3: Generative Organizational Culture

Westrum's measure of organizational culture is predictive of IT performance, organizational performance, and decreasing burnout. Hallmarks of this measure include good information flow, high cooperation and trust, bridging between teams, and conscious inquiry. Learn more

For the primary application or service you work on: Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree
Information is actively sought.
Messengers are not punished when they deliver news of failures or other bad news.
Responsibilities are shared.
Cross-functional collaboration is encouraged and rewarded.
Failures are treated primarily as opportunities to improve the system.
New ideas are welcomed.

Capabilities analysis

Based on your responses, here's how your team is performing:

Continuous Integration

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Loosely Coupled Architecture

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Generative Organizational Culture

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These are only three of the capabilities that our research has shown to predict software delivery and operations performance. Here are some resources to help you plan the next step of your DevOps journey:

How your performance compares

Based on your quick check answers, see how you compare to the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps respondents overall, and to people within the same industry as you.