This chart can help you measure and answer questions like:

  • Are Pull Requests merged promptly?
  • 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 merged within a hour of it being approved. Teams should prioritize finishing work over starting new things.

How to improve

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

  • Visit this data during retrospectives and discuss options with the team.
  • Keep CI/CD process fast and painless.
  • Prioritize finishing open work vs starting new things.
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