You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.
Level 1: Seed
25 / 150 points
1 badge earned
Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!
What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.
Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!
Join now to unlock these features and more
How long has each task been spent in a particular work status? The answer to this question helps to understand what process is the most time- and resource-consuming. It’s a crucial point when evaluating your workflow. There are different options to get time in status in Jira. Let’s compare what built-in options and add-ons from the Marketplace offer.
Before you understand what works the best for you, learn which features you can turn ON or OFF. There are few options to measure the time spent without tracking.
You can enable the Days in column option to display time in status. The number of dots on the card shows how long an issue has been in the column. To turn it on, you need to have Jira-administrator or project-administrator access.
Pros: This can aid in the detection of issues that take a long time to resolve.
Cons: It shows the days, regardless of the hour. Weekends are not excluded. You should also be aware of the number hidden behind the dots. For example, 1 red dot equals 5 days; 2 red dots equals 8 days.
You can discover some gadgets that count average metrics on the dashboard. Use the "Add gadget" button in the dashboard menu.
This graph depicts the average time spent in status for all resolved issues for a particular period.
Pros: Easy-to-catch time over limits. Visual representation of average time spent in status for chosen filter and period.
Cons: The gadget displays only the time in status for issues that have been resolved. In addition, users get inaccurate results when the chart returns the issues that haven’t not in the resolved state.
When analyzing the time in status for your team or project, you can look for advanced reports and solutions. Let's figure out the use cases when you may need them.
That's not all the cases, but the most common ones. You can find the time in status tools in the Atlassian Marketplace.
Time in Status for Jira Cloud is developed to help managers and teams in the report customization and get additional insights about the time spent. The add-on includes such useful options: 7 main types of reports, flexible pivot setup, graphical data representation, gadget on the Jira dashboard, and much more.
Here is a comparison of Jira's functionality and Time in Status for Jira Cloud.
Built-in time in status options
Time in Status for Jira Cloud
Process blockage detection
Yes, with days in columns
Days only represented by dots
Different formats, incl. Days, hours and minutes (1d 4h 32m)
Cycle and lead time
Yes, with Contol Chart
Yes, with Status groups
Only for Average time in status and only for resolved issues
Time in Status
Status Entrance Date
Time in Status per Date
Sharing in analytical systems
Check out the use cases to find more info about how you can use Time in Status for Jira.