Monitor how much work you deliver. Evaluate the breakdown of your completed work. Analyze how throughput trends build over time.
Throughput measures the number of issues completed on a certain day, week or month. The Throughput Run Chart for Jira displays your team’s throughput for a chosen time frame. The horizontal axis shows a timeline, while the vertical axis represents your throughput. Each bar is made up of colored sections, with each color designating the type of your completed work.
We advise monitoring your throughput on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to ensure you deliver work in a stable and predictable manner.
The dotted green line on the graph is your throughput trendline. Polynomial regression is used to plot the movement of your throughput trends over the selected time period.
If the trendline goes down, this denotes that your team is struggling to deliver results. To rectify this pattern, first look at your work in progress. Reduce your WIP limits and focus the team’s attention on working on the problem areas.
The ‘Throughput Breakdown’ widget above the graph helps you evaluate what type of requests are arriving most of the time. Each colored section displays the type of your work, as well as the percentage of the total completed work that it represents.
The ‘Throughput Breakdown’ widget is especially effective when it comes to emphasizing the high volume of expedite requests you’re handling in Jira.
The ‘Throughput’ widget shows the total amount of work that has been delivered within the selected time frame. It also visualizes the development of your throughput trends over time. Ideally, you should see this line stay even or increase smoothly.
Stay alert for decreases in the throughput line! This pattern points out bottlenecks preventing consistent delivery.