This chart can help you measure and answer questions like:

  • Is the team’s flow consistent?
  • Are the recent process changes effective?
  • Are there any recurring patterns or periodic fluctuations?
  • How is our team’s overall efficiency and health?

What good looks like

Many high-performing teams aim for a PR cycle time of less than 24 hours, but it can vary significantly depending on the context, such as the size of the team and the complexity of the project.

How to improve

There are some strategies that can help your team’s cycle time.

  • Visit this data during retrospectives and discuss options with the team.
  • Shorten feedback loops.
  • Automate as much as you can.
  • Create a culture of moving together as a team.
  • Prioritize resolving blockers.
  • Prioritize finishing open work vs starting new things.
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