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The game is hard.

Implementing DevOps in a real organisation is even harder.

If you randomly select choices in every event and initiative, you will have less than a 1% chance of winning. On the other hand, if you spend your limited budget judiciously on the initiatives that have the most impact and you back this up with carefully chosen responses to events, you can win.

But while there may be winners, there will also be losers, and if you average less than 30% on the four key metrics, the board will fire you as CIO.

The DORA report identifies four clusters of performers in the data it has collected:

Performance Cluster Proportion Characteristics



Deployments are on-demand, change failure is rare, reliability is high.



Deployments are frequent, change failure is rare, reliability is good.



Deployments are infrequent and reliability is adequate.



Deployments are very infrequent, reliability is poor and changes fail often.

DevOpsDream adopts these four categories and uses four key metrics to measure you against them:

  1. People
  2. Productivity
  3. Customer Satisfaction
  4. Stability

You can read more about them here.

To become an Elite Performer and win the DevOpsDream, you must average above 90% across all four of the metrics.

You must keep your people happy and motivated, you must deliver more software changes, you must keep the systems up and the customers happy - good luck, you’re going to need it!