Lead time is calculated by combining the average time spent in each stage of your development process.
Below is a summary of the stages of work your team can measure:
In practical terms, lead time represents the time it takes for your team to make product changes. Depending on the breakdown you have selected, your lead time and the individual stages within it can help you answer questions like:
- Which changes took us the longest to make?
- Where are the current bottlenecks in our development process?
- Which teams and repositories have opportunities for process improvement?