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Is there a workload management or capacity management function in Jira?

Monday.com has a workload management function that shows the workload on your team members across projects. See below image. Does Jira have something like this built in? I am comparing the 2 systems for software development teams in our organization.

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Nataliya Vasyliv Marketplace Partner May 09, 2022

Hi @Gideon Maasz 

Welcome to a community!

If you considering using plugins I would suggest the ActivityTimeline - the resource planning system. ActivityTimeline provides users with an extra level of flexibility when it comes to planning the team’s work, as it allows them to schedule work not only for individuals but for the team as a whole.

In one Planning board, you can operate with your projects, teams, individuals, and milestones. The Workload panel will calculate the workload and availability of the team/users. Timesheets will show the most important data in your team.

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You can try a trial or we can provide a demo session for you and your team if needed.
Best, Nataliya, ActivityTimeline Team

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I also found the Gantt add on which has a resource view which can be used for capacity planning as well.

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Guilhem Dupuy Community Leader May 05, 2022

Hi @Gideon Maasz

Natively in Jira, you can use the time estimates field and note the time you spend on each issue, you can also display it in Jira Dashboards using the Workload Pie Chart diagram which allows you to visualize the total time spent by each user across various projects.

 

But as you can see it's quite limited, if you want to go further than that I suggest you to look at some of the Apps on the Atlassian Marketplace for time tracking. My favorite one I'm using both at my company and for my clients is Tempo Timesheets : https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/6572/tempo-timesheets-jira-time-tracking?hosting=cloud&tab=overview

 

Let me know if it helps,

Guilhem

 I would add to what @Guilhem Dupuy has already said, a little...

First, welcome to the community, @Gideon Maasz.

There are numerous ways to manage workload in Jira. As Guilhem points out, you can use the native Jira features for this and decide whether or not it meets your needs.

*IF* you have Jira Cloud Premium (or Enterprise), you may want to have a look at Advanced Roadmaps - a feature only found in those editions — too.

If you are on the standard Jira Cloud plan, you can have a look at the Atlassian Marketplace where you will find Tempo's products AND some Gantt and other capacity planning apps.

You could, for example, use a search like this one:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/addons/app/jira/top-selling?hosting=cloud&query=capacity%20planning

I emboldened the search criteria I used.

Hope this helps,

-dave

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