In collaboration with Computing News: Industry Voice: 6 key tips for measuring DevOps performance
Does measuring slow you down?
Yes, but so does stopping to look at a map, I assume I don’t need to expand on that metaphor? If you think of measuring purely as an activity, it will always be seen as an overhead, because it takes time and doesn’t directly relate to the work at hand. However, if you want to measure progress towards an outcome or a goal, then you will generally progress faster with periodic measurements because you can course-correct.
Think of it as the difference between running in any direction vs. running perhaps slightly more slowly, but always towards the goal. In the long run, it’s going to save you both money and time.
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