Kanban: improved Cycle time, WIP and Throughput reports

Hi all,

Cycle time along with WIP and Thouughput are key indicators in a Kanban implementation. 

Filtering the CFD by a single stage it is possible to have a WIP history but there is no way (as long as i understood) to have mean values like that in the Average issue age. 

Is the Cycle time that shown in the resolution time report? From the description on https://www.jetbrains.com/help/youtrack/standalone/Resolution-Time-Report.html it seems so, but I am not sure about it.

It seems that there is no way to have a direct reading of the Throughput at the moment, am I missing something?

Finally, since have correct forecasts we need to know the statistical distributions of those values it would be great to have a Cycle time and a Throughput scatter plot.    

Any idea?

 

Thanks all,

Vittorio

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Hi!

I'm Sergey from the Youtrack team.

Thank you for the message. I'm happy to help you.

>Filtering the CFD by a single stage it is possible to have a WIP history but there is no way (as long as i understood) to have mean values like that in the Average issue age. 

Yes, you understood it correctly. The cumulative flow diagram shows the tasks that were at a set stage at a specific time. 

>Is the Cycle time that shown in the resolution time report? From the description on https://www.jetbrains.com/help/youtrack/standalone/Resolution-Time-Report.html it seems so, but I am not sure about it.

That's not exactly the Cycle time report, yet it can be helpful if examining the data when issues get resolved is useful for your case. 

I can also suggest taking a look at the State transition report. Furthermore, we have a feature request to improve it: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/JT-33259 Please feel free to vote for it, as it increases its priority. To do so, sign in to Jetbrains Youtrack: https://take.ms/cw5CL Also, feel free to leave a comment regarding the features you'd like to see there.

>It seems that there is no way to have a direct reading of the Throughput at the moment, am I missing something?

We had a feature request to add this report, though we closed it a couple of years back as it didn't get any attention from our customers. 

P.S. if you'd like to get in touch with our support team directly for a quick answer to your question, please fill in a direct request at https://youtrack-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/requests/new We'll be happy to help.

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Hi Sergey

thanks for your reply.

I am looking for a report that shows the moving average WIP count (by stage or globally) in order to better analyse the WIP trends, smothing out local variations. This is not achievable with a CFD.

Also, to have correct forecasts we need to know the statistical distributions. It would be great to have a Cycle time scatter plot.    

Thank you

Vittorio

  

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Thanks for your reply. 

I'm afraid, I can't offer any solutions to build such reports at the moment. All the available reports are listed and described in our documentation. 

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Hi Sergey, 

do you plan to add the Cycle time scatter plot in the future? It is a great value tool for Kanban teams...

Vittorio

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So far there are no such plans. Generally, if you are interested, you can check our article about how we handle external requests, including the feature ones: https://youtrack-support.jetbrains.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001019644-How-We-Handle-External-Requests-in-YouTrack

Currently, the closest report that we consider improving is the State Transition report as I mentioned in the initial reply: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/JT-33259 If that's something that can help you, you are free to post comments describing how you'd like it to work and vote for the feature. 

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OK thank you very much.

 

Vittorio

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