JAXenter editor Gabriela Motroc caught up with me at DevOpsCon 2018 to talk metrics and DevOps following my talk “Finding Metrics that Matter and Using them Safely” and my workshop “Winning at DevOps with Kanban.”

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Key quotes from the video

  • We have a lot of metrics and not all of them matter – we can cause a lot of damage without knowing it
  • We need to make sure we can map every metric to an outcome we want to achieve
  • We need to anticipate all the behaviors metrics can drive
  • Make sure you think about the damage you can do by blindly optimizing for a metric. Go into this with your eyes wide open.

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