The Issue type time investment graph displays in detail the percentage of time invested in each item type for the selected period. You can display this data by week or by sprint, depending on your preference. However, note that if a Kanban-type board has been linked to your Axify project, the "sprint" option will not be available in the filters at the top of the page.
Reading the graph
For the following graph, the period displayed corresponds to the last three months and the display mode is per week. On average, we can see that 24% of the time spent in development has been invested in bug fixes during the last three months.
As this graph is interactive, hovering over it with your mouse will display more details for a given week. For example, for one week, we can see that 28.47% of the time was spent on bugs.
Considering the color code, we can see a change in the time allocation in the following weeks. This may therefore reflect a change in the work methodology to increase the level of collaboration or improve the validation process.
This graph also includes a variation indicator, which allows you to compare the average percentage of time invested in bugs for the current period to the average percentage for the previous period. To learn more about variation indicators, please refer to this article!
If you have not customized the item types in your source platform, you will see the usual types: Bugs, Story, and Tasks. Since subtasks are considered in the story processing time, you won't see a time calculation specific to this item type.
This being said, as Axify imports your project management structure, the item types presented in the graph will be exactly the same as those used at the source. It is therefore possible to see other types of items, depending on your context of use.
Note that adding a "customer bugs" type will not combine the percentages of the two types of bugs (the custom and default types) into one category. You will therefore see two types referring to "bugs".
Psst! If several teams are working on the same project, it is generally recommended to standardize the nomenclature of item types. For example, "bugs" and "customer bugs" could refer to two completely different or identical item types. Determining a basic nomenclature with your team at the beginning of the project will make it easier to manage and read this Axify chart.
Calculating the metric
The time invested per item type is calculated from week to week, or from sprint to sprint, depending on the display mode selected. In the case of the previous example, the total time invested on all items (thus all bugs, all stories, etc) each week is considered. Then, a percentage is assigned to each type of item (excluding subtasks that are considered in the story) according to the time invested in it compared to the total time.
As with the Time investment summary, you will find the percentage of time invested in bugs. However, unlike that graph, the percentage generated here is intended to be an average of the percentage allocated to the bug type from week to week or from sprint to sprint. Therefore, the percentage of time invested on bugs displayed in the Issue type time investment graph will be different from that shown in the Time Invested Summary.