Average time to merge from review

Measures the average duration it takes for a Pull Request (PR) to be merged from the moment of its first review.

How to Use It?

  1. Streamline Merging Process: Evaluate and refine the merging procedure to minimize the duration from review to merge, enhancing the pace of the development cycle.

  2. Identify Bottlenecks: Use this metric to pinpoint delays within the review and merging phases, focusing on specific areas or team members for targeted improvements.

  3. Enhance Decision-Making: Promote quicker decision-making during Pull Request review stages to reduce wait times and increase overall responsiveness.

  4. Set Performance Benchmarks: Define and implement benchmarks for the average time to merge, using these standards to guide performance goals and monitor progress.

Strategic Implementation of Average Time to Merge from Review

  • Performance Improvement Plans: Develop and execute strategies aimed at reducing the average time to merge, ensuring these plans are informed by specific insights gained from tracking this metric.

  • Process Optimization Initiatives: Continually assess and optimize the merging process through regular reviews and updates to the workflow to prevent stagnation and inefficiency.

  • Benchmarking and Goal Setting: Regularly compare current merging times against set benchmarks to motivate ongoing improvement and responsiveness in the Pull Request handling process.

Considerations for Implementation

  • Balanced Approach: Ensure efforts to reduce merge times do not compromise the thoroughness of reviews or the quality of the code being merged.

  • Cultural Integration: Foster a development culture that values efficiency as well as thoroughness, ensuring that the drive for quicker merges complements overall team dynamics and project goals.

  • Feedback Mechanisms: Establish channels for continuous feedback from the development team on the merging process, using their insights to refine and adjust strategies.

  • Comprehensive Tracking: Maintain diligent tracking of how changes in this metric affect other aspects of project delivery, such as code quality and team satisfaction, adjusting approaches as necessary to balance speed with quality.