I am not sure if this is exactly what you had in mind, but there is a KB on tracking the time in a transition state at Tracking the time taken for each workflow transition. I suspect that either plugin of Time in Status plugin or JIRA Suite Utilities could be used to at least track the time an issue is in a specific transition.
How this exactly relates one issue to another, I'm not sure this solves that specific aspect, but I believe the use of these plugins would then provide the time in transition in a more manageable way.
I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...
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