DORA: The evolution of modern software delivery

In today’s fast-paced digital world, efficient and rapid software delivery is essential to remain competitive. Companies are constantly looking for ways to speed up their development and deployment processes, while maintaining the quality and reliability of their products. That’s where DORA comes in.

What is DORA?

DORA, or DevOps Research and Assessment, is an independent research organization focused on the study of software development and deployment practices in companies of all sizes and industries. Founded by leading experts in software development and systems engineering, DORA has rapidly established itself as an authority on measuring and improving the performance of DevOps teams.

The Pillars of DORA

DORA identifies four key pillars that define high-performing software delivery organizations:

  • Frequent Delivery: Teams capable of delivering changes rapidly, reliably, and sustainably can more effectively meet customer needs while remaining competitive in the market.
  • Low Recovery Time: Companies with robust deployment processes can react quickly to incidents and restore services in case of failure.
  • Low Change Failure Rate: Organizations that can introduce changes without causing incidents or major outages tend to be more stable and reliable.
  • Organizational Performance: Companies that foster a culture of trust, collaboration, and continuous learning tend to outperform their peers in software delivery.

The benefits of adopting DORA

By adopting the practices recommended by DORA, companies can benefit from numerous tangible advantages:

  • Improved Productivity: By automating manual processes and eliminating bottlenecks, teams can work more efficiently and deliver features more quickly.
  • Risk Reduction: By implementing continuous deployment practices and automated testing, companies can reduce the risks of human errors and system failures.
  • Enhanced Customer Satisfaction: By delivering features more frequently and reliably, companies can better address changing customer needs and maintain long-term satisfaction.


DORA provides a valuable roadmap for businesses seeking to enhance their software delivery practices. By adopting DORA’s principles and recommendations, organizations can accelerate their development pace, mitigate risks, and deliver better value to their customers. Ultimately, DORA plays a crucial role in the evolution of modern software delivery and the global digital transformation of businesses.

To learn more about how your company can benefit from DORA’s recommended practices, feel free to contact us at BDA Global Services. Our team of experts is here to assist you in optimizing your development processes and reaching new heights in software delivery.

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