Tracking throughput with Kanban

We are considering moving from scrum with three week sprints to Kanban with continuous integration. We want to make sure this gives us an increase in velocity. We know our sprint velocity in terms of story points. How do we measure this with Kanban?

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I would make it simple - estimate in Story Points as before to have anything to compare to, but maybe make it less formal.

Sum up the points for issues resolved in the past three weeks (floating day by day) or last week and multiply by 3.

Are there any widgets or existing reports that will give the points per time period? If not i assume that I will have to create a filter and manually add them up. I want a way to display this on a dashboard or similar.

Not aware of any off hand, we've developed our own DW driven from JIRA that we use.

Same question here:

There is a feature request here: and there is a paid-for plugin here: 

I have not tried the plugin and am not recommending for or against it, just mentioning that it exists and reportedly solves this problem.

Thanks. I will try the plugin.

Please feel free to update this post with your experience and Good Luck!

I needed a Story Points resolved per week report (bar graph).

I was able to get this working with this plugin

  1. AIO Reports -> New Report
  2. Select Bar report type
  3. In fields search for 'Resolved' and click + to add it
    1. In the added Resolved Settings change to 'week of year', click checkbox
  4. In fields search for 'Story Points', click + to add it
  5. Optional but recommended, if you want Story points by assignee, search Current Assignee and add it
    1. This will show labels that are clickable so that you can see anyone's individual points
  6. Set the query to what your Kanban board uses and add a custom filter to Resolution in 'Fixed'
  7. Save your report and add it to your dashboard

If this helps you out, please vote for this issue!

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Hi Raimundas, Is this custom app available for Jira server installs ? 

What is the solution for server installs ?

Try also our Great Gadgets addon. It offers a Kanban Velocity gadget that fully addresses this request. The addon works on both Jira Server and Jira Cloud. 

danut , thanks for the suggestions on great gadgets plugin.

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