Interview with Abel Wang and Steven St. Jean

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In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Senior ALM Consultant Steven St. Jean and Senior Technical Solutions Professional Abel Wang about source control structure and DevOps.

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      jfattic

      Great stuff, guys!

      I'd love to see easy reports that measure the maturity of a customer's practices here. It's really hard for a team to get better without more insight into what's going on and what metrics to work toward. Maybe things like:

      # of commits between merges

      time between merges

      how can we measure pending changes that just sit out there for days / weeks and then get rushed into a branch with massive changes and little testing?

      branch depth

      # of active branches

      commit size

      story points (or hours) associated with a commit (another indication of size / impact)

      I'm sure there are better ideas for reports, but it never surprises me to see teams languish in bad practices when they have no insight into what to work toward and what their current practices are costing them.

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      Donovan

      @jfattic: Hey Jeff!  That is great feedback. I will see how we can act on it.

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