An overview of analytics reports available in LeanKit.
LeanKit provides analytic capabilities to help you measure the performance of your process or value stream. This information is valuable in understanding waste or inefficiencies, identifying bottlenecks, and measuring improvements.
To view an individual board's analytics:
- Click the chart icon in the top menu bar.
- In the drop-down menu below Activity Stream you can choose from a list of available reports.
- Select which analytics feature you would like to view.
Note: Not all reports shown here will be available in all LeanKit accounts.
These reports provide the information needed to ensure maximum performance of your process. While on a specific report's screen you can easily access the other reports via the same menu under the chart icon.
Cycle Time ("How long does it take us to complete cards?") demonstrates the average amount of time that a work item takes to be processed through the system, i.e. from start to finish. This measurement can be calculated over a given time period to demonstrate increases or decreases in the average amount of time required to process work items. Tracking the average cycle time over a period of time can help you evaluate the effectiveness of system improvements or the detrimental effect of changes to the system like taking on more WIP. Understanding your Cycle/Lead time can also help to provide estimates of future work items.
The Process Control Diagram ("Where do we need to focus our improvement efforts?") demonstrates the variability of cycle times for work items that are moving through your process. This diagram allows you to monitor changes in variability, look for outliers, and drill down into specific cards to investigate root causes.
Cumulative Flow Diagrams show the relative amount of work in progress for each lane over time. Variations in the width of the colored bands in the chart indicate either more or less work in that lane over time. Widening bands often represent bottleneck situations. The amount of work in process is also a good predictor of the remaining cycle time.
The Burndown chart in LeanKit helps teams that have a specific amount of work to complete in a specific period of time visualize their progress and answer the question, “Are we on track to complete the planned work by the deadline/end of this iteration/sprint?" It also helps to understand the impact of unplanned work
The Burndown chart classifies included cards as either planned work or unplanned work.
- Planned work is any card that existed in the selected start lane(s) on the selected start date.
- Unplanned work is defined as any card that is added to the start lane(s) after the start date and before the end date.
- The ideal burndown trend is the pace at which planned work would need to be completed in order to complete the planned work by the end date.
PLANNED PERCENT COMPLETE ("PPC")
LeanKit's Planned Percent Complete (PPC) chart compares the planned finish date to the actual finish date to determine whether the item was finished early, on time, or late.
It answers the question, "For the items with a planned finish date of this date, what percentage were completed by the end of this date?"
NOTE: If the cards on your board do not have planned finish dates, the PPC chart is unlikely to prove useful to you.
For each day between the start and end dates, Planned Percentage Complete chart displays the percentage of cards that were completed either early or on time, and plots the trend of these percentages.
It also includes a bar chart, where cards are tallied on their planned finish date and according to whether they were completed early, on time, or late.
The table at the bottom of the report includes all the cards represented in the report, their actual/planned start/finish dates, the number of days off from their planned finish, and the color coded Card Status for each.