Steve Smith

Continuous Delivery Consulting

Software Delivery (A) 2017
Software Delivery (A)
Friday 15:15 - 15:59

Session type: Lecture
Session level: Intermediate

Measuring Continuous Delivery

Continuous Delivery is hard. The breadth and depth of recommended technology and organisational improvements, the smorgasbord of available tools, and the specific circumstances and constraints of your organisation create a huge challenge. Difficult decisions must be made, every single day. We can reduce uncertainty and make better decisions by measuring the stability and speed of the release process, the build process, and the codebase. These indicators of Continuous Delivery provide quantitative data on the impact of your changes, and pinpoint where the conversations need to happen so you can learn what’s working and what isn’t. In this talk, Steve Smith will show how measuring stability and speed can power a successful adoption of Continuous Delivery in an organisation of any size. This is a deep dive into the latest thinking on Continuous Delivery, backed up by long-term case studies in private and public sector organisations.

Measuring Continuous Delivery    Steve Smith


Steve Smith is a Continuous Delivery consultant at Continuous Delivery Consulting Ltd Steve was an early adopter of Continuous Delivery in 2007, and has overseen large scale Continuous Delivery adoption programmes in private and public sector organisations.

Steve is the author of the book “Measuring Continuous Delivery”, a co-author of “A Children’s A to Z of Continuous Delivery”, and a co-author of “Build Quality In” Steve is a prominent voice in the worldwide Continuous Delivery community, and a regular conference speaker. Steve tweets from, and blogs at