5 Most Effective Metrics in JIRA

A JIRA dashboard is an essential tool for business productivity. It’s where you can see the key metrics and reports that dictate your project’s success or failure. A well-maintained dashboard will give you the insight you need to make important decisions and keep your project on course. 

You can use jira metrics to reliably extract information from your data and present them in a clear, consolidated manner that is easy to understand and filter. Using the built-in system metrics, JIRA dashboards provide a quick overview of your project that allows you to gauge its health at a glance.

We will now see into the 5 most effective metrics in JIRA.

  • Velocity

Velocity is a term used in order to understand how much work has been done throughout the sprint. When using JIRA’s velocity feature, you can record the number of story points that your team has completed each week. After running a few sprints, it will become clear how much work you can handle in the time given and what amount of work is realistic to aim for each sprint.

  • Cycle time

Cycle time is the amount of time it takes between the creation of a request and its completion. If your cycle time is moving in the right direction, that means you are becoming faster at handling requests. For example, if your cycle time was 10 days and now it is 8 days, then you’re becoming more efficient! 

  • Defect ratio

Defect ratio is the number of bugs reported per unit of work done. It provides some insight into the health of your project. If you see that your defect ratio is increasing,  then you have a problem. You need to do something about it! This metric is calculated by dividing the number of bugs reported by the total number of story points assigned.

  • Sprint burndown

Sprint burndown is the amount of work left to be completed in the current sprint. This metric is calculated by subtracting the total number of story points assigned from the total number of story points completed. The reason behind this is to see the amount of work left to be done in a sprint and if it looks like you can complete it. 

  • Epic burndown

Epic burndown is the amount of work remaining to be done in an epic. It is calculated by subtracting the total number of story points assigned from the total number of story points completed in a given epic. Epic burndown allows you to see how much work has been done so far and how much work you still have left, giving you an indication of what’s left to do before the end of an epic.

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