How to Measure Deployment Frequency

Learn about Deployment Frequency, including how to measure it, and leverage it in dashboards and visualizations with Metabase.

What is Deployment Frequency?

Deployment frequency is how often code is deployed. This is an important metric for DevOps teams to visualize their speed and stability and identify issues within the team’s flow. A team that deploys frequently is often running efficiently and handling feedback well, whereas fewer deployments could imply trouble within the team. Infrequent deployments can you to discover a lack of staff within your team, an inefficient process, or poor team management. Deployment frequency essentially translates to how much value is being delivered and how often, so that will eventually affect the value your end-users are receiving. Keeping track of how often things are getting deployed helps you better understand how to optimize your DevOps teams and make positive changes.

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How to calculate Deployment Frequency

All you have to do to calculate a deployment frequency percentage is to keep track of deployments made per day over a set period of time. To get the percentage, you take the number of deployments and divide it by the number of days for the time period you want to track. For example, within a 30-day period, 12 deployments were made. If you divide 12 by 30, you’ll get a deployment frequency of 40%.

Other KPIs to measure related to Deployment Frequency

  • Time to Value
  • Mean Time to Detect
  • Online Application Availability
  • Storage Costs
  • Infrastructure Service Value Scores
  • Bug Count
  • Uptime
  • Mean Time to Recovery
  • Recovery Point Objective

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