Developer Productivity Metrics

Can developer productivity be measured with metrics? The short answer is yes, but there is such a thing as good and bad metrics.

Download this guide to learn what you need to know about metrics, how to avoid weaponizing metrics for performance reviews, and use them to improve software delivery process instead.

What's inside

In this brief and practical guide, you'll learn:

  • How developer productivity can be measured
  • What makes a metric good or bad
  • Examples of bad metrics
  • Examples of good metrics
  • Caveats on measuring performance using metrics

About the Authors

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Dylan Etkin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Atlassian alum Dylan has spent the last 15 years building dev tools with Jira, Bitbucket, and Statuspage. Dylan brings an excellence at building high performing engineering teams that build successful products.

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Don Brown

Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Don lives & breathes software, wearing developer, architect, & manager hats for over 20 years. His passion is to nudge developers to better connect with customers by owning their code to production and beyond.