See also deployability

Belongs to the key devops metrics.

Time a team spends working on an item until it is ready for shipment. In the development world, cycle time is the time from when developers make a commit to the moment it’s deployed to production. This key DevOps metric helps project leads and engineering managers better understand what works well in the development pipeline.

From the introductory article by Atlassian

Cycle time starts when a task is moved to “In Progress” and ends when it is marked “Done”.

Not to be confused with lead-time-for-changes.