The Merged pull requests graph displays the number of merged code reviews for the selected period. You can display this data by day, week, month, or by sprint, depending on your preference. However, note that if a Kanban-type board has been linked to your Axify project, the "sprint" option will not be available in the filters at the top of the page. In addition, the periods "last 6 months" and "last year" do not allow the display by day.
Reading the graph
For the following graph, the displayed period is the last three months, and the display mode is per week. On average, 48.5 code reviews are integrated per week. Although the number of reviews may vary from week (or month, sprint, etc.) to week, we can see here an upward trend for this team.
In the case of this team, the variation indicator informs us that it is an increase of 19% for the current period compared to the previous period. To learn more about the variation indicator and its calculation, check out this article!
Psst! This indicator is helpful to evaluate the activity of a team and its ability to deliver work consistently. The objective is not necessarily to deliver a high number of items but to deliver quality work continuously. By the way, for more information on deployments and their stability, we invite you to consult the DORA metrics!
Calculating the metric
The calculation of the number of merged pull requests is quite simple: it is the total number of pull requests for each day, week, month, or sprint, depending on the selected display mode. Then an average is calculated for the selected period and displayed at the top of the graph.