Assess how much work you deliver. Analyze your throughput trends. Evaluate the breakdown of your completed work.
Throughput measures the number of work items delivered on a specific day, week or month. The Throughput Run Chart for Azure DevOps displays the throughput of your team, within a certain time frame. The horizontal axis is your timeline, while the vertical axis represents your throughput. Each bar is made up of colored sections to denote the different types of your completed work.
We advise observing your throughput at least once a week to make sure you’re delivering results at a consistent pace.
The dotted green line plotted on the graph is your throughput trendline. It uses polynomial regression to help you analyze how your throughput trends have progressed over the selected time period.
If the trendline declines, this is probably caused by too much work in progress that can’t be handled simultaneously. In that case, assess your work in progress. Consider reducing your WIP limits and direct your team’s attention towards the bottlenecks in your system.
The ‘Throughput Breakdown’ widget above the graph enables you to evaluate the type of demand you’re handling. Each colored section displays the type of your work while visualizing the percentage of the total completed work that it takes up.
The ‘Throughput Breakdown’ widget is especially effective when you want to emphasize the high volume of expedite requests that your team is handling.
The ‘Throughput’ widget enables you to track how much work has been delivered within the selected time frame in total. It also maps out any changes to your throughput rates over time. Ideally, you should see the line stay even or increase smoothly.
Watch out for any drops in the throughput line, as this indicates a bottleneck preventing your team from delivering results consistently.