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Explore DORA’s Research Program

DORA’s research program represents over nine years of research and data from over 33,000 professionals worldwide. It is the longest running academically rigorous research investigation of its kind, providing an independent view into the practices and capabilities that drive high performance in technology delivery and ultimately organizational outcomes. Our research uses behavioral science to identify the most effective and efficient ways to develop and deliver software.

Use our quick check tool to discover how you compare to industry peers, identify specific capabilities you can use to improve performance, and make progress toward your software delivery performance goals.

You can also explore our research program using the diagram below, or browse our capability catalog. To learn more about research from a particular year, browse the research archives.

Meet DORA's Research Team
Research archives:
Key Cultural capability Product and process capability Lean management and monitoring capability Technical capability Outcome Multiple constructs + Predictive relationship