Track your due date performance. Analyze your delayed work. Assess the accuracy of your predictions.
The Due Date Performance Chart for ZenHub enables a thorough evaluation of your due date performance. The graph enables you to compare the time between the start date of an issue and its due date, with the actual time it took to deliver your work. Each point on the graph represents a completed work item on your ZenHub board, with your cycle time on the horizontal axis and the predicted time on the vertical axis.
Your due-date performance is a key indicator of reliability. Additionally, it’s a factor determining the accuracy of your initial forecast. The reliability of your forecasts strongly depends on the stability of your system - the more stable your system is, the more reliable your forecasts.
The Due Date Performance chart for ZenHub enables you to filter your completed work by ‘On-time work items’ and ‘Overdue work items’ to enable a more granular analysis of the factors causing delays.
The predicted time is calculated as the time difference between when an issue first entered your workflow and the due date of the issue, whereas your completion time is the difference between the same starting point and the issue’s actual done date.
By clicking on each dot, you will be able to see further details of the issue including its total cycle time, its predicted time, a direct link to the card in your ZenHub board as well as the cycle times your work has spent in each process state.
Analyze your overdue issues individually and identify the states with the longest cycle times to point out the bottleneck in your system and identify opportunities for improvement.
The line scattered through the chart is called a regression line. It is plotted roughly across the middle of all your completed issues. The slope of the line indicates the correlation between your predicted time and the actual time needed to deliver your work.
The due date regression line helps you assess the accuracy of your predictions and evaluate how efficiently your system is running.
The ‘On-Time Delivery’ widget displays the percentage of the cases that you were able to complete your work in advance of its due date. It also outlines how your due date performance trends have progressed over time.
The most vital part of analyzing your due date performance is assessing whether your work has been consistently delivered on time. If you find that the percentage is quite low, this denotes that your initial predictions are not dependable. If you find that this is the case, consider using the Cycle Time Scatterplot for ZenHub as a more reliable way to forecast your work.