Pull Request Size: The Most Important Indicator of Dev Pipeline Health
One of the most important metrics for a healthy, efficient, and most importantly, predictable development team is the size of pull requests (PRs). Also called merge requests by those who use GitLab, PRs are how most teams–at least those that work asynchronously to some degree–move their code through the development pipeline. And the key to moving PRs through the pipeline faster, not to mention delivering more features and more value, is by keeping PRs small.
Join this session to learn more about the importance of PR size and how that metric serves to inform the other metrics that engineering teams and leaders care about most–such as lead time for changes, deployment frequency, and change failure rate. The session will also cover insights that illustrate why small PRs are better and some simple, practical tips that you can use to reduce the size of your PRs. If you’re looking to uplevel your PR game, don’t miss this session!