Analyze your due date performance. Assess the accuracy of your predictions. Monitor your on-time delivery ratio.
The Due Date Performance Chart for Asana enables you to evaluate your due date performance by comparing the time between the start date and due date of a task, with the actual time it took to complete your tasks. Each dot on the graph depicts a completed work item from your board in Asana, with its cycle time displayed on the horizontal axis and the predicted time visualized on the vertical axis.
Your due-date performance is a key measure of reliability. Your due-date performance determines the quality of your initial forecast. And the accuracy of your forecasts strongly depends on the stability of your system.
The Due Date Performance chart for Asana enables you to break down your finished tasks into ‘On-time work items’ and ‘Overdue work items’ to undertake a more granular analysis of the factors causing delays.
The predicted time is calculated as the difference between the time a task entered your workflow and its due date, while your completion time is measured by the difference between the same starting point and the task’s actual delivery date.
By clicking on each dot, you will be able to access further details of the task, including its total cycle time, its predicted time, a direct link to the card in your board as well as a breakdown of the time your work has spent in each process state.
By analyzing your overdue tasks individually, you can undertake a closer inspection of the states with the longest cycle times, point out the bottleneck in your system and identify any potential opportunities for improvement.
The line scattered throughout the chart is called a regression line. It runs roughly through the middle of all your completed tasks. The slope of the line visualizes the correlation between your predicted time and the actual time you needed to complete your work.
The due date regression line helps you evaluate how realistic your predictions are, and assess how efficiently your system is operating.
The ‘On-Time Delivery’ widget displays the percentage of times that you managed to deliver before your due date approached. It also helps you track the development of your due date performance trends.
When analyzing your due date performance, the important thing is to assess whether your work has been delivered on time. If the percentage is quite low, this is a warning that your initial predictions are not reliable. If so, consider forecasting your work by using your past performance data with the Cycle Time Scatterplot for Asana.