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Best pratice to render Cost/Benefit with JIRA issues

Hi everyone!

Has someone made a successfull implementation of the following case study:

  • The process specialist creates an issue and estimate the customer benefit for it
  • The developper estimates the cost for this issue
  • The manager generate a list of the issues sorted by the best benefit/cost ratio


Thanks in advance,
Hopefully it could be used by others :-)


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Hi Nicolas,

From your requirement, it seems that you may need a third field which should be of type "Scripted Fields" provided by ScriptRunner plugin. This type of fields can calculate the value of the script field based on the values entered in other custom fields.

Solution : 

1. Create a new custom field of type Number to store the "Cost Value".

2. Create second custom field of same type to store the "Benefit Value".

3. Create the third field of type "Scripted Fields" and provide the script with your logic to calculate the cost\benefit ratio.


You can learn more about about "Scripted Fieldshere.




Without having to 'calculate' the cost/Benefit ratio, we just created a 2 dimensions statistics on a dashboard using both cost and benefit values. This way it is easy to visualize and pick-up items with the most benefit/cost values...

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