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📊 Jira Time Between Statuses Report - the Effective Way to Achieve Project Milestones

As it’s very important for the managers to keep everything under control, we have decided to present a valuable Jira time between statuses report for all of the Jira users. Let’s discover why it is helpful and necessary for almost everyone.

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Using the Jira time between statuses report effectively can help you track progress and achieve project milestones more efficiently. It provides insights into how much time issues spend in different statuses and how long the transitions between statuses take place, helping you identify bottlenecks, process inefficiencies, and opportunities for improvement. Here's an example on how to use the Jira time between statuses report effectively to achieve project milestones. 

Case Study: XYZ Software Development Team

Project Overview: The XYZ Software Development Team is responsible for building a cutting-edge mobile application for a client. The project's success depends on meeting strict deadlines and delivering high-quality features.

Challenge: The team faced challenges in tracking and optimizing their workflow to meet project milestones. They struggled to identify bottlenecks, delays, and areas where they could improve their development process. The team doesn't know how to identify those who are responsible for the delays.

Solution: To address these challenges, the team decided to use the Time Between Statuses add-on with all the reports in it to gain insights into their development workflow.

Implementation:

  • Tracking Status Transitions: Each team member diligently updated the status of their tasks as they progressed through the workflow. This helped in capturing the real-time data required for generating the Time Between Statuses report. The Time between Statuses add-on with its ability to create Status groups allows tracking how long the issue has spent in each of your workflow statuses.

 

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  • Analyzing Jira time between statuses report: At regular intervals (weekly or monthly), the team's project manager generated the Time Between Statuses report in Jira. The report provided valuable insights into how long it takes the task to move from one status to another. Moreover, the Time between Statuses add-on shows the average time between statuses - what is essential in making the data-driven decisions.

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  • Identifying Bottlenecks: The team used the Jira time between statuses report to identify bottlenecks and areas of improvement. For instance, they discovered that tasks often spent too much time in the "In Review" stage,  which is leading to delays. They decided to address this by introducing additional code reviews during the development process. Time between Statuses allows filtering data by Assignee, so it’s very easy to track the progress of the issue and make decisions about the input of each employee.

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  • Optimizing Workflow: Using the data from the report, the team implemented process changes and optimized their workflow. They streamlined communication channels, conducted cross-functional meetings to address blockers, and encouraged team members to help each other when needed. 

Conclusion

By effectively using the Jira time between statuses report, the XYZ Software Development Team overcame workflow challenges, improved collaboration, and successfully achieved their project milestones. This case study demonstrates the potential benefits of leveraging data-driven insights to drive project success. Keep in mind that real-life outcomes may vary, and it's essential to adapt strategies to suit your team's specific needs and circumstances. The Time between Statuses add-on has a variety of filters and abilities which definitely help to make the workflow process more convenient.

Find more information at the Atlassian Marketplace, adapt the add-on to your needs and enjoy the results!

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