• You’re Nobody Till Somebody Measures You

    You’re Nobody Till Somebody Measures You

    Once upon a time, Dean Martin told us that “You’re nobody till somebody loves you”. As I was reviewing yet another set of proposed metrics recently, I found myself humming that song, but substituting the word ‘measures’ for ‘love’ – because of course, in business, what’s love got to do with it? So it was
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  • DevOps Metrics & KPIs: How to Measure for Success

    DevOps Metrics & KPIs: How to Measure for Success

    You’ve integrated DevOps to help drive your company’s digital transformation. But how do you track the success of your DevOps initiatives and communicate these objectives in a meaningful way to your organization? This can a tricky process because, by design, DevOps isn’t a formal framework and provides limited guidance. The key to success is to
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  • Lie To Me

    Lie To Me

    Are your metrics and reporting telling you what you need to know, or what you want to hear? Not long ago, as I was reviewing another Excel file containing row after row of “KPIs”, the playlist I had running in the background kicked off a personal favorite, which opens with the words “Lie to me,
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