Explore DORA's research program

DORA's State of DevOps research program represents six years of research and data from over 31,000 professionals worldwide. It is the longest running academically rigorous research investigation of its kind, providing an independent view into the practices and capabilities that drive high performance in technology delivery and ultimately organizational outcomes. Our research uses behavioral science to identify the most effective and efficient ways to develop and deliver software.

Use our quick check tool to discover how you compare to industry peers, identify specific capabilities you can use to improve performance, and make progress toward becoming an elite performer.

You can also explore our research program using the interactive diagram below, or browse the catalog at the bottom of this page. To find out more about a particular capability or outcome, click or tap on the text description. Drag or hover over capabilities to see how they impact other capabilities and outcomes.

Key Cultural capability Product and process capability Lean management and monitoring capability Technical capability Outcome Multiple constructs + Predictive relationship

State of DevOps Reports

Capability catalog

Explore the technical, process, measurement, and cultural capabilities which drive higher software delivery and organizational performance. Each of the articles below presents a capability, discusses how to implement it, and how to overcome common obstacles. You can also learn how to deploy a program to implement these capabilities in our article "How to Transform."