Lead Time

Lead time metric measures the average time between the time when a Pull Request is raised to the time it is merged.

It shows the entire lifecycle of a pull request, including the PR raised> Review started>PR accepted>PR merged.

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The Lead Time metric can be effectively visualized using box plots. Box plots can provide a visual representation of the distribution of lead times.

Why is this metric important?

  • Project Efficiency: you can analyze the complete PR review cycle Lead Time that provides efficiency in the software development process. By analyzing the time it takes for code changes to move through the development pipeline, project managers can identify delays or inefficiencies.

  • Quality Assurance: Lead time can provide insights into the quality assurance process. Longer lead times may indicate delays in testing or quality assurance activities, potentially leading to issues and bugs reaching production.

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