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Jira time reports: Track. Export. Share

How long will that project/task take? You probably hear that question a lot, so you know how valuable time is for any team. Jira time reports can help you a lot. They provide valuable insights into how time is being spent and help to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of project management. 

Advantages of time reporting in Jira

One of the biggest advantages of Jira time reports is that they allow project managers to better understand how their team is using their time. This can help managers identify areas where time is being wasted, as well as areas where team members may be struggling to stay on task. Additionally, Jira time reports can help managers identify patterns in how team members use their time, which can help them make more informed decisions about how to allocate resources and assign tasks.

Jira built-in features to get time in status:

  • Activate the Days in the Column setting
  • Automation rules and custom fields
  • Control Chart. You may receive the amount of time spent on each state for each story by selecting the required status and entering the story number (issue).

Overall, Jira time spent reports are a valuable tool for project managers and team members alike. By knowing how much time you spend on some project or task, you can predict how long some similar tasks will take.

Time in Status for Jira Cloud

If you need more insights when analyzing the time distribution of your team or project, you can look for more reports and solutions from the Marketplace. One of the most popular add-ons with over 2000 installations is Time in Status for Jira Cloud. Let’s see what benefits you will get with this app:

  • Find out how much time your team or specific tasks spent in each status of your workflow without time tracking. The app calculates this time for you automatically.
  • Get a visual representation of how long a task takes to complete with charts or gadgets on the Jira dashboard.
  • Identify Cycle (Lead) time with Status group option
  • Block out weekends or unworkable hours with a calendar option
  • Delve deeper into the Pivot table's monitoring of various conditions.
  • Get Data Feed and import time in status reports into analytical systems like Power BI.

In this article, we’d like to concentrate on three options for time reports: tracking, sharing and export. This combination provided by Time in Status for Jira Cloud will cover not only basic but advanced needs to analyze time allocation.

Track: How does the add-on track time?

The secret is this tool shows your time spent in Jira without time tracking. With Time in Status for Jira Cloud, you and your team won’t need to log their working hours. The app does this work for you. It automatically calculates the time each issue or assignee spends in particular status: to do, in progress, done.

Let’s look at some reports examples.

Assignee time

Assignee time report in Jira Cloud shows the amount of time each assignee spent on some issue. It's a good solution for managers to keep track of staff productivity and prevent delays in workflow.

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Try the Assignee Time report

Average time

The average time report in Jira Cloud shows the average amount of time it takes for an issue to transition through different statuses. You can monitor the average time in status for the project, sprint, assignee, etc. 

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Try the Average Time report

Status Entrance Date

Status Entrance Date report in Jira Cloud shows the date and time an issue entered a specific status. 

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Try the Status Entrance Date report

Export: How to export time in status reports?

Data from the main grid can be exported to XLSX or CSV files, which you can then examine with programs like Excel or Google Spreadsheets.

You can also extract your custom Pivot Table reports to Excel or PDF files, and Chart reports as PNG, JPEG, PDF, or SVG files.


Share: How to share your time reports?

The next valuable option is sharing reports to some analytical or Business Intelligence (BI) systems to obtain even more in-depth analysis. For instance, Power BI. You can include Time in Status add-on data into external systems by using the JSON Data Feed connection.

BI dashboards allow managers to quickly view specific project information. It is able to monitor the project's progress and important KPIs at all times with detailed time spent data, as well as react quickly to unexpected obstacles.

You can find all details in the documentation: JSON Data Feed link.

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In summary

Time in status reports are essential for any team who wants to answer such questions:

  • How much time is spent on project?
  • Where did some process blockage occur?
  • When are the tasks completed?

Those answers you can find with Time in Status for Jira Cloud plugin or discover its documentation page. There are different option developed to make the app as handy as possible. Thanks to our users for all suggestions and feature requests. 

If you haven’t try the add-on yet, you are welcome to start your 30-days free trial.




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