Signals indicating a team’s health.
- Manual versus automated process: Is too much time spent unnecessarily?
- Release frequency: What could be done to release more often?
- Submission frequency: Is work-in-progress being adequately minimized? Is the work being decomposed into adequately sized subcomponents?
- Incident frequency: Is the right balance between problems and defensive work being struck? Too heavy on either side contributes to burnout.
These are mostly proxies or dependencies for velocity.