Monitor your throughput frequency distribution. Evaluate your team capability. Observe your performance trends.
Throughput is a measure of how many tasks you have completed throughout a specific time frame. The Throughput Histogram for Asana outlines the shape of your throughput frequency distribution. It provides essential information about your dataset including its median value, the width of its spread and the overall distribution of your delivered work.
Utilizing the Throughput Histogram for Asana as a tool to track your throughput enables you to gauge your team’s capacity to deliver results.
With the Throughput Histogram for Asana, you can monitor your team performance by tracking the average number of tasks that were delivered on a specific day, week or month.
Monitor your average throughput to assess your capacity to deliver. In a dataset with a number of outlier values, you will observe your mean being skewed up or down. In this case, use the median value to analyze your team capability.
In the Throughput Histogram for Asana, you can opt to exclude the appearance of zero values due to non-work days including weekends, public holidays or team member vacations.
It is useful to be aware of the average throughput calculated both with and without the zero values. Including the zeros in your throughput frequency distribution provides an accurate throughput value for longer periods of time, whereas removing them provides a more accurate throughput average representation of a typical working day.
The percentile lines on the Throughput Histogram for Asana visualize your past performance data. The percentiles can be used to define how many tasks you can realistically commit to on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, in accordance with the probability that comes with that commitment being met.
Use your throughput performance metrics to shape your short term commitments. Each goal should always come with the certainty level of that goal being met.
The ‘Throughput Averages’ widget calculates your throughput mean, median and mode values to enable you to observe your delivery trends emerging over time. Ideally, you should see the lines increase smoothly while remaining close to each other.
Choose your average and monitor its line profile. Watch out for any decreasing gradients, as this is a sign that your team is delivering less value. If you see this trend, put WIP limits in place to prevent bottlenecks in your system.