At a conference not long ago, I overheard an attendee at a vendor booth ask if there was a way to exclude weekends from Lead Time reports. I politely asked them, “Why do you want to exclude weekends?” He said, “My team doesn’t work over the weekend, I don’t want that time counted against us.” I asked, “How is it that Lead Time metrics count against you?” He said, “It’s in my goals – it impacts my performance review.”
This irks me. So, I did an ignite talk about it at Devopsdays Seattle to address three reasons why excluding weekends (or anytime people aren’t thought to be working), from Lead Time metrics is a problem. Check it out.
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