According to this study, you can measure a team's progress and ability with:
* number of production deployments per day (want higher numbers)
* average time to convert a request into a deployed solution (want lower numbers)
* average time to restore broken service (want lower numbers)
* average number of bugfixes per deployment (want lower numbers)
I am curious about other studies in this area and if there is overlapping or conflicting information.
Science doesn't tell us anything (that would be authority or religion), and it doesn't prove things. It is a process that can assist us in logically determining what is NOT true about a cause-effect relationship to the point where we can make more accurate and practical predictions about those causes and effects. More experiments refine the current beliefs.
Q: If your manager imposed OKRs/KPIs on your team, especially if there were a financial incentive linked to achieving "results"/"performance indicators", how would you feel?
Note that what is good for the business may or may not have much to do - at least in the short to medium term - with what is good for the employees.