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Requirement Lead Time

What is this metric?

The amount of time it takes a requirement to deliver.

Why is it important?

  1. Analyze key projects and critical points, identify good/to-be-improved practices that affect requirement lead time, and reduce the risk of delays
  2. Focus on the end-to-end velocity of value delivery process; coordinate different parts of R&D to avoid efficiency shafts; make targeted improvements to bottlenecks.

Which dashboard(s) does it exist in

  • Jira
  • GitHub
  • Community Experience

How is it calculated?

This metric equals to resolution_date - created_date of issues in type "REQUIREMENT".

Data Sources Required

This metric relies on issues collected from Jira, GitHub, or TAPD.

Transformation Rules Required

This metric relies on the 'type-requirement' configuration in Jira, GitHub or TAPD transformation rules to let DevLake know what CI builds/jobs can be regarded as Requirements.

How to improve?

  1. Analyze the trend of requirement lead time to observe if it has improved over time.
  2. Analyze and compare the requirement lead time of each project/team to identify key projects with abnormal lead time.
  3. Drill down to analyze a requirement's staying time in different phases of SDLC. Analyze the bottleneck of delivery velocity and improve the workflow.