"Closing the rings" for work. The Apple Watch motivates me to achieve activity goals, can the same be done for work goals?
When I deploy more often, I have a greater sense of achievement. I change my thinking to "what is the smallest thing I can do towards my goal?". I also know that I can help my collegues by reviewing their changes faster.
I like to improve a habit of making frequent small changes and quick reviews while having fun doing it. Having the data visible and an automated coach can help me to nugde my behavior in the right direction.
The book Accelerate The Science of Lean Software and DevOps describes deploy frequency as one of the key measures for software delivery performance.
Apple Watch uses 3 goals: stand, exercise and move. By focusing on these lead metrics, lag metric like overall health improves. What to use in a work context?
Goals are daily and specific. I can set for example these goals:
Next to the goals Apple Watch shows additional metrics like total steps, total distance and flights climbed.
For work these metrics can be interesting to see:
To build a habit, it's important to stay engaged. Apple Watch uses three options to keep motivated.
When reaching personal bests or milestones , awards can be received. For example: "200% of deliver goal reached".
"If you make your deliver goal for the next 2 you achieve a new best streak".
In the evening: "you're so close to closing your collaborate ring. One more review should do it."
Encourage colleagues to participate or challenge each other. Gain points based on the percentage of activity rings closed.