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Tell us about your favourite Jira Dashboard gadget

I am curious by nature (a.k.a nosey) so my favourite gadget is the 'Two dimensional filter statistics'. I have lots of these on custom dashboard looking at both the current state by assignee, customer, or status and to look at the backlog.

I find it super helpful when cleaning up the backlog. Most backlogs I have encountered seem like and insurmountable mountain however with the 'Two dimensional filter statistics' I can find the columns and rows with low numbers (or intersections) as areas to focus on for some quick wins.

What gadget helps you or do you enjoy using? 

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I am very fond of the simple "filter statistics" gadget as a simple but effective way to show new users how dashboards can rapidly tell them stuff they need to know.

Once they've got the hang of them, I'm 100% with you on the 2D gadget.  It's far from perfect:

  • It's not as pretty as most. 
  • I'd like to be able to configure the sort of the data points on the axes. 
  • I'd like to be able to highlight or demote results (e.g. make 0 results a bit more dull to emphasise the >0 results more, or pick out the 3 highest numbers in a more vivid colour)
  • I'd like more options on field types (not simple text, a line of 1s is pointless), such as "week from date X", "month from date X", "number range", etc.  The sort of thing I empower the 2d gadget with fields I have to build with listeners.

But the sheer simplicity of being told almost everything you need to know about two variables at a single glance makes it the most useful gadget ever.  I've convinced people Jira is a good choice based on showing them just "assignee vs status" in it.

Those tweaks would definitely help.

 

Another way I found "assignee vs status" useful is on team dashboards when training a group into viewing all issues as a group responsibility. It makes it easy for someone who has some time to pass before lunch or home time to help someone else out by sending a few follow up messages for issues 'with customer' etc.

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