Why Do Software Development KPIs Matter?

The most important thing to have for a successful and efficient team in any field is “direction.” And there is no absolute “right” or “wrong” in it. It’s all a relative and contextual concept. And Software Development KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) act as that “north star” which keeps the team heading in the right direction.

Software development KPIs are often confused with metrics. Metrics are numbers representing a fact whereas KPIs are things that matter to an organization. Choosing KPIs without evaluating the effects it brings to your team will do more harm than good. As an example “lines of code (LOCs)” could be a metric but should never be a “KPI” for a software development team.

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