Monitor how much work you deliver. Observe your throughput trends. Evaluate the breakdown of your completed work.
Throughput is a measure of how many issues you’ve delivered on a certain day, week or month. The Throughput Run Chart for ZenHub displays the throughput of your team and tracks how your throughput changes over the course of a specific time frame. The horizontal axis represents a timeline, while the vertical axis shows your throughput. Each bar displays colored sections representing the different types of your completed work.
Monitoring your throughput on a weekly or bi-weekly basis is key to ensure you deliver work in a stable and predictable manner.
The dotted green line stretching across the graph is your throughput trendline. It uses polynomial regression to plots the movement of your throughput trends over the selected time period.
If the trendline goes down, this signifies that your team is struggling to deliver results. The first thing to look at is your work in progress levels. Reduce your WIP limits and keep your team’s attention on the bottlenecks in your system.
The ‘Throughput Breakdown’ widget located above the graph helps you evaluate what types of requests are demanding the majority of the time. Each colored section displays the type of your work and what percentage of the total completed work it represents.
The ‘Throughput Breakdown’ widget comes to help when you want to emphasize the high volume of expedite requests you’re handling.
The ‘Throughput’ widget shows the total amount of work that has been delivered during the selected time frame. It also enables you to assess how your throughput rates have developed over time. Ideally, the line should remain consistent or slightly rise.
Be wary of any decreases in your throughput line. It is an indication that bottlenecks are hindering your team’s efforts to deliver results in a consistent manner.