Pie Chart in JIRA depicting the Story-Points Distribution among stories

Looking for ways to create a Pie chart in JIRA that will depict the story points distribution among stories committed to a Sprint.

Let's say, I have 10 stories committed to a sprint of which 2 are 8 story points, 5 are 13 story points and 3 are 5 story points. I want to create this chart in a JIRA dashboard depicting the above distribution. I want this on the JIRA dashboard so that I don't have to update it time and again.

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The Pie chart only represents "stattable" fields in Jira. Numeric fields such as Story points are not "stattable" because they don't have a list of possible options, they're completely open-ended. (Think of the difference between "the colours we tell kids we see in a rainbow" against "the frequency of the photons being split by the rainbow" - one has 7 distinct countable options, the other is a vast range of numbers)

In other words, you'll need to do some coding. For this one, I cheated - wrote a derived field that would take story points and represented them as a number of drop-down options (I think I did 1 to 13 separately, as numbers, 13-21 were clustered together as "a bit big", 21-99 were "should be a story" and 100+ were all "should be an Epic")

Nic - Is there really no other way to view story points per developer (over time) on a dashboard gadget? It seems like such a key piece of information. Knowing how many stories people have completed is a flawed metric because there's no concept of size. What I'd really love to be able to do is display points completed, regardless of story volume. (Without having to buy yet another add-on.) Hope that makes sense!

Nope, that's not what the pie charts were built for.  It would certainly be useful, but Atlassian haven't done it.

Thanks for the quick reply Nic! To confirm - you are saying there is currently no gadget for story points, correct? With so much reporting functionality built around story points it seems like these data points should be available for gadgets, no?

No pie charts, but there are other graphs in Software to help you with Story points estimates and velocity.

Nic, huge help and thanks again. Do you mind sharing your preferred dashboard gadget(s) for story points so I can experiment?

John- This is a cross-post of my response to your question on LinkedIn, but thought I'd also leave the answer here to save folks the headache of programming custom solutions in JIRA.

JIRA core doesn't give you a report for this. But for advanced reporting in JIRA, you can use our Arsenale Dataplane reporting add-on which makes this easy.

In about 2 minutes, I created the report you need showing the breakdown of story points in the sprint, and as a bonus added another report showing the break down of those story points by assignee. Here's what it looks like on my dashboard...

Dataplane is a commercial add-on, so if you need a free solution it's not the right fit. But it may be worth your trying it w/ the free 30 day evaluation. You'll probably find it makes your life easier on a whole range of JIRA reporting requirements your teams have.

We have the Arsenale Dataplane reporting add-on, but I'm unable to find/create such a report.  Do you have any screen shots or suggestions?



Robert, Please contact our Arsenale Support team and we'd be happy to help you set it up in Dataplane.

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