The bimodal theory of needing to choose between speed and stability has been long-standing in the Software Industry. However this has now been debunked with sufficient evidence, spelling out clearly and concisely that speed actually relies heavily on stability. DevOps metrics directly correlate to the performance, productivity and business value delivered by a team. Cycle time, code quality, CI/CD pipeline stability, coverage, vulnerabilities, incidents, Mean Time to recover(MTTR) et al, to name a few, are industry-proven indicators of the overall product health. As an example, a product with low CI/CD pipeline stability can never achieve a low Cycle time. Gathering and analysing these metrics with the intention to “shift-left” in terms of software quality enables identifying and remediating hotspots early on in the Software Development Lifecycle which eventually helps promote Software agility. This talk will provide an insight into strategies around the various DevOps metrics to ensure high delivery velocity, traceability of requirements and other best practices.