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Viewing and individual's burndown rate in Jira/Greenhopper

Is it possible to view an individual engineer's burndown for a given time period? I can see how much time has been logged with the various timesheet reports, but if someone logs 6 hours, but only burns down 3, how can I see that?

Edit: I've tried creating a new context for the chart view, but it only reports on tasks that are assigned to that user right now. Is there a report that looks at all the time logged against a version and reports on that?

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Hi Kimberly,

In terms of individual contributions to the sprint, that GreenHopper is not geared towards showing this, as the items commited to in a sprint is something that a team is committing to. In terms of Capacity Planning, there are a couple of different Add-On's that exist (one that comes to mind is ActivityTimeline) which allows you to assign tasks to a person based off of the estimates and let you see how much is on that person's plate for teh upcoming sprint.

I hope this helps Kimberly, and if there is anything else that I can do to help, please do let me know.

I would also like to know an answer to this. I am having problems getting the whole of the development team to adopt to tracking their time in Jira and it would be really good to have seprate burn downs for each developer, or a group of developers so I can see who is and isn't logging their hours.

At the moment I am having to go through the activity stream and look at which deveolpers ha "updated 3 fields of" a particular ticket. This is proving to be very time consuming.

I am in the same boat. Jira and GreenHopper have been great for task management for out team, but from a program / project management perspective it has been very time consuming to sync up the team's available time with time they are booked on tasks and then review their progress during and after the sprints. I spent too many hours a day with Jira open and manually plugging numbers into Excel to calculate the data I need to successfully manage our sprints.

Ok, I do not have an answer, per se, but just a thought.

Agile does not acknowledge an individuals contributions as a stand alone entity. The entire self managing team succeeds and fails together. To be strictly Agile, SCRUM in particular, there should be no way to view a single team members burndown.

Now, all that said, I do live in the real world, and know what y'all are asking can be an important thing.

Have you tried a query in the issue manager like:

project = PROJECT AND resolution is not empty and timespent = 0

? Perhaps that will give you a list of issues that have been resolved, but not time tracked against.

My team is new to using JIRA for Agile work. I have used RTC previously and it was nice in that it showed in the sprint plan for each person with assigned work, the total hours allocated and their progress in the sprint. I am trying to find a similar function in JIRA and cannot. I think this is what you guys are asking for as well.

Since the last update here was almost a year ago, I figured I would ask.

Did you figure a way to get this individual information using JIRA?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can share. - Kim

My team is new to using JIRA for Agile work. I have used RTC previously and it was nice in that it showed in the sprint plan for each person with assigned work, the total hours allocated and their progress in the sprint. I am trying to find a similar function in JIRA and cannot. I think this is what you guys are asking for as well.

Since the last update here was almost a year ago, I figured I would ask.

Did you figure a way to get this individual information using JIRA?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can share. - Kim

The JIRA PDF View Plugin offers you a template that can render Burn Down Charts from any input set of issues.

If you want to have them per person, you have two options:

  1. Create a separate JQL query per person and export a separate PDF from each of those. This is OK if you have a low number of individuals (like a team of 4 developers).
  2. Modify the template so that it first groups the input issues by assignee, and then it calculates a separate burn down from each of those groups. You can also decide whether to draw the N burndowns into a single chart, or to have one chart per individuals

Because the plugin's scripting facility gives you access to the issue worklogs, you can "merge" the time spent data with the burn down information.

Check the following resources:

Here is a screenshot about a typical burndown and daily velocity chart:

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