Software Success Metrics


Measuring the quality of software change

Deliver high-quality software at speed by focusing on audit frequency and mean time to remediate.

Defining Success

Industry data shows that high performing software organizations are able to outperform their peers in each of three key outcomes, each measured by two metrics.

Risk: Quality of software change. Risk is measured by:

  • Compliance audit frequency
  • Mean time to remediate

Speed: The rate of software change.
Learn more about measuring and managing speed.

Efficiency: Effectiveness of software change.
Learn more about measuring and managing efficiency.

You can start by focusing on any of these outcomes individually, but long-term success requires addressing each of them.

Defining Performance

Decreasing your organization's exposure to security and compliance issues starts with assessing your current state. Industry data categorizes IT organizations into the following high, medium, and low performing categories based on speed. Where does your organization fall?

High Performers Medium Performers Low Performers
Compliance Audit Frequency
Compliance Audit Frequency
One per Week to
Once per Month
One per Month to
Once per Year
Mean Time to RediateMean Time to Remediate
< 1 Hour
1 Week to
1 Month
1 Month to
6 Months 

Improving Risk Management

Automating compliance and security scanning and remediation is the best way to maximize compliance across your estate.

  1. Build
    Package your compliance and security policy as code.
  2. Deploy:
    Test your infrastructure and applications for security and compliance automatically during your deployments.
  3. Manage:
    Automatically scan for and remediate compliance and security issues.

Start with our webinar