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DevOps for Developers by Michael Hüttermann

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CHAPTER3

Building Blocks of DevOps

To estimate project duration we apply Celsius to Fahrenheit formula. C is internal estimate and F is what we tell PM: C × 9/5 + 32 = F days.

—DevOps Borat1

In this chapter, we’ll examine the building blocks of DevOps. We’ll talk about the metrics, and you’ll learn that the cycle time is the most important metric for both development and operations. We’ll also discuss how to improve and accelerate software delivery. Let’s start with measurement and metrics.

Measurement and Metrics

A crucial aspect of software engineering is measuring what you are doing. Sooner or later, you’ll have to decide on which metrics you want to use during your software engineering process. You’ll have to consider which metric is ...

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