Metrics Community Benchmarks

Metrics Community Benchmarks

The LinearB Engineering Metrics Benchmarks were created from a study of 1,971 dev teams and 847k branches. For the first time since DORA published their research in 2014, engineering teams are able to benchmark their performance against data-backed industry standards. Continue reading to learn more about our data collection and metric calculations here. We define 4 categories of quality:

Green - Elite - Top 10% of the LinearB community

Blue - Strong - 11 - 30% of the LinearB community

Orange - Fair - 31 - 60% of the LinearB community

Red - Needs Focus: Bottom 40% of the LinearB Community

Scroll to the left and right below to see all benchmarks

Elite

Strong

Fair

Needs Focus

Cycle Time

< 48 hours

49 - 118

119 - 209

210+

Coding Time

< 12 hours

12 - 24

24 - 38

39+

Pickup Time

< 7 hours

7 - 12

12 - 18

19+

Review Time

< 6 hours

6 - 13

13 - 28

29+

Deploy Time

< 4 hours

4 - 48

2 - 7 days

8+ days

Deployment Frequency

Daily +

> 1 per week

1 per week

< 1 per week

PR Size (number of code changes

<225

225 - 400

400 - 800

800+

Rework Rate

< 8%

8 - 11%

11 - 14%

15%+

Planning Accuracy

> 80%

65 - 79%

40 - 64%

< 40%

Where to see your benchmarks

Benchmark indicators are visible on team dashboards as well as in Metrics reports. The main team dashboard will show your overall cycle-time against LinearB's benchmarks. You can see benchmark performance against individual portions of cycle time as well as other metrics

Dashboard View

When enabled a benchmark icon will appear next to the cycle-time metric in a team dashboard.

Metrics Report View

Metrics reports allow you to see your team performance against benchmarks on a metric by metric level. You can even combine multiple teams in a metrics dashboard and see the average performance of the teams against LinearB benchmarks. LinearB benchmarks are available on the following metrics.

  • Cycle Time
  • Coding Time
  • Pickup Time
  • Review time
  • Deploy Time
  • Deploy Frequency
  • PR Size
  • Rework Rate

Enabling and disabling benchmarks

We understand that benchmarks won't apply or be constructive for all teams. To disable the benchmarks icons for a specific team, go to Team Settings -> General to switch off Engineering Metrics Benchmarks. Make sure to click Save after disabling benchmarks.


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