Track your flow efficiency. Analyze the issues with the longest waiting times. Assess how your flow efficiency trends build over time.
The Flow Efficiency Chart for Jira visualizes the flow efficiency of your completed issues for the selected time period. The horizontal axis displays flow efficiency percentage, while the vertical axis shows the number of your completed issues.
Improving flow efficiency begins with visualizing your waiting time. In order to evaluate your flow efficiency, you have to design your board in Jira to support that concept. Make sure you divide the statuses on your board into working statuses where issues are being worked on, and queue statuses, where issues are waiting.
By clicking on the bars, you will be able to analyze the details of your completed work items, including the flow efficiency of the issues, a direct link to the cards on your Jira board, and the cycle time breakdown of the time your work has spent waiting.
The issues on the left side of the chart have the longest queue times. Evaluate them individually and think about the reasons underpinning their delays. The higher your flow efficiency, the faster and smoother your delivery speed.
The ‘Average Flow Efficiency’ widget on the top of the graph exposes the average flow efficiency percentage of your workflow, alongside how your flow efficiency trends have evolved over time. Ideally, the line should stay even or slightly decrease.
Cutting down your inactive time will improve your overall cycle time. Often, looking at your wait time is the easiest and cheapest area to investigate first when it comes to process improvement.
The ‘Percent range’ control on your sidebar enables you to remove certain percent ranges from your Flow Efficiency Chart for Jira.
The percent range filter is quite useful for those occasions where you don’t want to track edge cases, like issues with 0% or 100% flow efficiency.