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Does anybody know how to use Horizon Percentages in Snapshots?

In Jira Align on the Snapshot form we have a Horizon percentage distribution. But what is that used for? Which report? Which gadget? Is it in Strategy room? Any clues?

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Tina Behers Community Leader Oct 19, 2021


Assuming you've got all of the setup correct - and all Epics for the portfolio are aligned to a strategic horizon, this report WILL show you the actual spend (based team cost per sprint- note that sprints must be closed to affect this calculation- ) against the estimated funding made in the snapshot over each PI.  It will also total for the programs using the same method.

Short answer - AFAIK the Strategic horizon does not come into play on this or any other current report in Jira Align.  

@Tom O_Connor Did I miss one? two?  :D 


Hope that helps.. 

Tina Behers

Great, Tina. Thanks, the short answer was exactly what I needed. You rock!

Tina Behers Community Leader Oct 19, 2021

Happy to help! 

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Tom O_Connor Atlassian Team Oct 15, 2021

@rateodoros the concept of this is based on McKinsey's horizon budgeting that SAFe has adopted.  

As you set the budget and associate the PIs (how we plan to deliver the value), you have the ability to break that out through the budgetary tracking page, the budget allocation by PI and program.

There is more to this functionality and where the data can be used.  This is one of the areas we cover in the Expand To Portfolio service offering which would walk your organization through how to best setup and use this functionality in Jira Align.

Hi, @Tom O_Connor ! Thanks for the answer, that's nice to know about the McKinsey's concepts.

I'm working right now with portfolio expansion mainly using Funding Plan report shown in the documentation 10X-Budgetary-Tracking.

However I don't see how horizon percentages affects the snapshot funding. Was it expected to affect the funding plan?

Or the percentages are just used to register how much of the budget is going to each horizon as an information?

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