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Use Cases

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There are many ways to use Custom Reports and Left menu folders effectively, here are just a few ideas:

  • Area focus: Create a QA folder and gather all quality related reports there
  • Team focus: Create a folder related to some team (for example, Alaska) and create several reports that show progress, quality, time tracking, etc information for Alaska team only.
  • Project/Program focus: Create a folder related to a specific and create charts like average Cycle Time, New bugs trend, closed bugs trend, etc. for this project.

Team Focus Case

Let’s review a real case for Team focused folder. We have team Alaska and here is its folder in Left menu:

Team Focus Case

It has one dashboard, several reports and some views. Let’s review these reports and see what we can discover.

Cycle Time by Month

This report answers a question “Do we release User Stories and fix Bugs faster than before?” In this case the team has a goal to release stories in 10 days or less. We see that in July and September the team achieved this goal, but now cycle time degrades.

Cycle Time by Month

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Bugs and Stories Closing trend

This chart answers questions “Do we implement more User Stories every month?” and “Do we fix more Bugs?” We see that team performance had been increasing steadily in spring till August, but went down slightly in fall.

Bugs and Stories Closing trend

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Weekly Velocity

Shows how much effort the team delivers every week.

Weekly Velocity

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Effort vs. Cycle Time

Shows correlation between the User Story effort and the cycle time. You spot User Stories that were estimated 1-3 points, but it took 3-5 weeks to release them. You can click on every User Story and dig into more details.

Effort vs. Cycle Time

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Stories Sizes trend

On a retrospective meeting the team agreed to split User Stories better. However, this report shows, that this is not happening. Average effort of completed User Stories increases.

Stories Sizes trend

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The latest problematic User Stories

Finally, we wonder what User Stories had the most Bugs recentely? This report clearly shows that 3 User Stories had 9 Bugs, while all the other User Stories we completed in the last 2 months had less:

The latest problematic User Stories

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