The control chart displays how a process is changing over time. By continuously comparing current progress to the rolling average and the standard deviation you can control whether your process is in or out of control.

Here are some use cases of a control chart:

  • When you want to analyse your team’s performance in a retrospective or review
  • When you want to measure how a process change has impacted your team’s productivity
  • When you want to predict the expected outcomes from a process
  • When you want to control an ongoing process by identifying and solving bottlenecks as they occur

To get started, click the hamburger menu on your board and go to “Apps and Integrations”.

Under the “All” heading you’ll find the cycle time and control chart app.

Once you have enabled the cycle time and control chart app for your board, a new item will appear in your board menu.

When you open the control chart the board will change to a graphical representation of how your process is changing over time. Every dot is a card on the board with total cycle time as vertical axis and time as horizontal axis. By hovering on the dots you are able to see the cycle time of the card in each step of your process and when it exited. If you have selected columns a card’s exited time is when it left the last selected column, otherwise it is when it reached the rightmost column on your board.

On the control chart you are provided with all the information needed to determine whether your process is in or out of control, such as the rolling average and the standard deviation.

The control chart menu allows you to set a date range, select which columns should count and to filter cards by for example cycle time, tags and members.

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