This chart can help you measure and answer questions like:

  • Are Pull Requests reviewed promptly?
  • Are code reviews a bottleneck?
  • Are the recent process changes effective?
  • Are there any recurring patterns or periodic fluctuations?

What good looks like

Ideally, most small Pull Requests should be reviewed within hours of its creation. Team members should prioritize moving together as a team over their own individual work.

How to improve

There are some strategies that can help your team’s time to first review.

  • Visit this data during retrospectives and discuss options with the team.
  • Strive for smaller Pull Requests.
  • Automate the process as much as you can.
  • Make it clear to the team that reviewing code is a priority.
  • Simplify your reviewer assigning process.
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