Assess your throughput distribution. Consider capacity alongside demand. Gauge your team capability.
Throughput measures the rate that you complete work over a certain time frame. The Throughput Histogram for Trello not only shows the shape of your throughput frequency distribution but it reveals main information about your dataset, such as the median value, the width of spread and the overall distribution of your finished work.
Using the Throughput Histogram for Trello to track your throughput enables you to evaluate your team’s capacity to deliver.
With the Throughput Histogram for Trello, you can assess your team performance by tracking the average number of tasks completed on a day, week or month.
Your average throughput values represent your ability to deliver results. Within a dataset containing plenty of outliers, the mean will be skewed up or down. In this case, instead, use the median value to measure your team’s performance.
The Throughput Histogram for Trello provides the option of excluding your throughput zero values due to non-work days like weekends, public holidays or vacations.
It is useful to be aware of the average throughput calculated both with and without weekend values. Including the weekend lows give you an accurate throughput value to calculate over longer periods of time while leaving them out will give you a more accurate throughput average for a typical business day.
The percentile lines visualize your past performance data. Use them to specify the number of tasks you can commit to on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and the probability that comes with that commitment being fulfilled.
Use your throughput performance metrics to make short term commitments. Don’t forget that every goal comes with the certainty level of your team meeting that goal.
The ‘Throughput Averages’ widget shows your throughput mean, median and mode values to track trends in your team delivery rates and how they build over time. Ideally, the lines should increase smoothly while remaining close together.
Choose your average and track its line profile! A decreasing gradient means that your team is delivering less value. Make sure you have WIP limits in place to prevent bottlenecks and enable a smooth flow of work.