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Navigate your organization to excellence with 15,468 KPIs at your fingertips.




Why use the KPI Library?

Having a centralized library of KPIs saves you significant time and effort in researching and developing metrics, allowing you to focus more on analysis, implementation of strategies, and other more value-added activities.

This vast range of KPIs across various industries and functions offers the flexibility to tailor Performance Management and Measurement to the unique aspects of your organization, ensuring more precise monitoring and management.

Each KPI in the KPI Library includes 12 attributes:

  • KPI definition
  • Potential business insights [?]
  • Measurement approach/process [?]
  • Standard formula [?]
  • Trend analysis [?]
  • Diagnostic questions [?]
  • Actionable tips [?]
  • Visualization suggestions [?]
  • Risk warnings [?]
  • Tools & technologies [?]
  • Integration points [?]
  • Change impact [?]
It is designed to enhance Strategic Decision Making and Performance Management for executives and business leaders. Our KPI Library serves as a resource for identifying, understanding, and maintaining relevant competitive performance metrics.

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We have 45 KPIs on Software Engineering and Quality Assurance in our database. KPIs in Software Engineering and Quality Assurance serve as quantifiable benchmarks that guide teams in measuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of their processes and products. By tracking relevant KPIs, organizations can identify areas of improvement, monitor progress towards goals, and make data-driven decisions.

For instance, KPIs related to code quality, such as bug frequency or mean time to resolution, help ensure that software is robust and reliable. Similarly, KPIs for project management, like sprint velocity or feature delivery timelines, enable teams to optimize their workflows and improve productivity. Ultimately, KPIs act as a navigational tool, aligning the technical objectives with the business goals, ensuring that software delivery is not only swift but also meets the desired standards of quality.

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KPI Definition Business Insights [?] Measurement Approach Standard Formula
Accessibility Compliance Rate

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The percentage of the product that adheres to accessibility standards and guidelines. Indicates how well the product adheres to accessibility standards, which is important for inclusivity and reaching a wider audience. Considers the percentage of product features that meet specified accessibility standards. (Number of Accessible Features / Total Number of Features) * 100
Automated Test Success Rate

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The percentage of automated tests that pass successfully on the first run. Provides insight into the stability and reliability of the software, indicating the quality of the codebase. Measures the percentage of automated tests that pass successfully. (Number of Automated Tests Passed / Total Number of Automated Tests) * 100
Backlog Size

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The total number of items waiting to be addressed in the product backlog. Highlights the workload and prioritization effectiveness, indicating potential bottlenecks or resource needs. Tracks the number of items, such as user stories or bugs, waiting to be addressed in the product backlog. Total Number of Backlog Items
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  • 45 KPIs under Software Engineering and Quality Assurance
  • 15,468 total KPIs (and growing)
  • 328 total KPI groups
  • 75 industry-specific KPI groups
  • 12 attributes per KPI
  • Full access (no viewing limits or restrictions)

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Build Stability

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The frequency at which the software build passes all tests without errors or failures. Reveals the health of the software development process, showing how often changes lead to successful deployments. Considers the frequency of successful builds versus failed builds. (Number of Successful Builds / Total Number of Builds) * 100
Change Failure Rate

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The percentage of changes to the codebase that result in degraded service or a production failure. Helps to evaluate the risk management and quality of the deployment processes. Measures the percentage of changes that result in failure in production. (Number of Failed Deployments / Total Number of Deployments) * 100
Code Churn

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The percentage of a codebase that changes over a given period, indicating the stability or volatility of the development effort. Indicates the stability and maturity of the codebase, as well as developer productivity and efficiency. Tracks the number of lines of code added, modified, or deleted over a period. Sum of Added + Modified + Deleted Lines of Code in a Period

In selecting the most appropriate Software Engineering and Quality Assurance KPIs from our KPI Library for your organizational situation, keep in mind the following guiding principles:

  • Relevance: Choose KPIs that are closely linked to your Information Technology objectives and Software Engineering and Quality Assurance-level goals. If a KPI doesn't give you insight into your business objectives, it might not be relevant.
  • Actionability: The best KPIs are those that provide data that you can act upon. If you can't change your strategy based on the KPI, it might not be practical.
  • Clarity: Ensure that each KPI is clear and understandable to all stakeholders. If people can't interpret the KPI easily, it won't be effective.
  • Timeliness: Select KPIs that provide timely data so that you can make decisions based on the most current information available.
  • Benchmarking: Choose KPIs that allow you to compare your Software Engineering and Quality Assurance performance against industry standards or competitors.
  • Data Quality: The KPIs should be based on reliable and accurate data. If the data quality is poor, the KPIs will be misleading.
  • Balance: It's important to have a balanced set of KPIs that cover different aspects of the organization—e.g. financial, customer, process, learning, and growth perspectives.
  • Review Cycle: Select KPIs that can be reviewed and revised regularly. As your organization and the external environment change, so too should your KPIs.

It is also important to remember that the only constant is change—strategies evolve, markets experience disruptions, and organizational environments also change over time. Thus, in an ever-evolving business landscape, what was relevant yesterday may not be today, and this principle applies directly to KPIs. We should follow these guiding principles to ensure our KPIs are maintained properly:

  • Scheduled Reviews: Establish a regular schedule (e.g. quarterly or biannually) for reviewing your Software Engineering and Quality Assurance KPIs. These reviews should be ingrained as a standard part of the business cycle, ensuring that KPIs are continually aligned with current business objectives and market conditions.
  • Inclusion of Cross-Functional Teams: Involve representatives from outside of Software Engineering and Quality Assurance in the review process. This ensures that the KPIs are examined from multiple perspectives, encompassing the full scope of the business and its environment. Diverse input can highlight unforeseen impacts or opportunities that might be overlooked by a single department.
  • Analysis of Historical Data Trends: During reviews, analyze historical data trends to determine the accuracy and relevance of each KPI. This analysis can reveal whether KPIs are consistently providing valuable insights and driving the intended actions, or if they have become outdated or less impactful.
  • Consideration of External Changes: Factor in external changes such as market shifts, economic fluctuations, technological advancements, and competitive landscape changes. KPIs must be dynamic enough to reflect these external factors, which can significantly influence business operations and strategy.
  • Alignment with Strategic Shifts: As organizational strategies evolve, evaluate the impact on Information Technology and Software Engineering and Quality Assurance. Consider whether the Software Engineering and Quality Assurance KPIs need to be adjusted to remain aligned with new directions. This may involve adding new Software Engineering and Quality Assurance KPIs, phasing out ones that are no longer relevant, or modifying existing ones to better reflect the current strategic focus.
  • Feedback Mechanisms: Implement a feedback mechanism where employees can report challenges and observations related to KPIs. Frontline insights are crucial as they can provide real-world feedback on the practicality and impact of KPIs.
  • Technology and Tools for Real-Time Analysis: Utilize advanced analytics tools and business intelligence software that can provide real-time data and predictive analytics. This technology aids in quicker identification of trends and potential areas for KPI adjustment.
  • Documentation and Communication: Ensure that any changes to the Software Engineering and Quality Assurance KPIs are well-documented and communicated across the organization. This maintains clarity and ensures that all team members are working towards the same objectives with a clear understanding of what needs to be measured and why.

By systematically reviewing and adjusting our Software Engineering and Quality Assurance KPIs, we can ensure that your organization's decision-making is always supported by the most relevant and actionable data, keeping the organization agile and aligned with its evolving strategic objectives.

KPI Library
$99/year

Navigate your organization to excellence with 15,468 KPIs at your fingertips.


Subscribe to the KPI Library

CORE BENEFITS

  • 45 KPIs under Software Engineering and Quality Assurance
  • 15,468 total KPIs (and growing)
  • 328 total KPI groups
  • 75 industry-specific KPI groups
  • 12 attributes per KPI
  • Full access (no viewing limits or restrictions)

FlevyPro and Stream subscribers also receive access to the KPI Library. You can login to Flevy here.




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