About DORA.community

Welcome to the DORA Community of Practice

We are practitioners, leaders, and researchers collaborating around DORA and continuous improvement.

The DORA community provides opportunities to learn, discuss, and collaborate on software delivery and operational performance.

What is DORA?

2022 Report

The largest and longest running academically rigorous research program on software delivery & operations. DORA was founded by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim. DORA joined Google Cloud in 2018.

Read the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Report, and other DORA Research publications at DORA.dev.

DORA Quick Check
Quick Check

The DORA research shows that velocity and stability do not have to be tradeoffs. The Four Key Metrics can be used to measure software delivery and operations:

  • Deployment Frequency - The number of times code is deployed to production each day, week, or month.
  • Lead Time for Changes - The time it takes to make a change to production.
  • Time to Resolution - The time it takes to resolve an issue in production.
  • Change Failure Rate - The percentage of changes that fail in production.
The four key metrics can be used to track the progress of a team over time and to identify areas where improvement is needed.

Learn more and take the quick check on DORA.dev

DORA Capabilities

How do we get better? DORA's research includes a predictive analysis of which capabilities drive the outcomes teams want. This predictive analysis gives us key insights into where to invest.

By tracking the DORA four keys, teams can identify areas where they can improve their velocity and stability. This can lead to a more efficient and reliable software delivery process.

Explore which capabilities are holding you back at DORA.dev.