Jira capacity planning is crucial for project management as it ensures that projects receive the resources they require to achieve goals. Jira is mainly focused on advanced project management&planning but doesn’t provide visualization of resource utilization, you can’t understand the resource availability and workload properly.
Obviously, most users need a capacity planner to fill those gaps. We want to introduce you ActivityTimeline that is a resource capacity planning app for Jira and of the most popular add-ons in the resource planning area.
Commonly people are bad at predicting how much capacity they have left, so the app provides a visualization of the teams & resource capacity, projects & activities.
You can create classic teams, import existing teams, and even create project teams based on the information from Jira regarding people that work on the specific project.
After the setup process, you can schedule existing tasks:
or create new ones:
Special workload indicators display people’s workload, so you can easily get an understanding of how much resources are utilized at a given point of time.
You can switch between various workload modes to understand the data from different perspectives:
Observe resource capacity at both individual and team levels with the help of a team panel, as every team has a separate workload indicator:
There is a possibility to assign tasks to separate users or to the whole teams, the workload indicators are updated automatically by the system:
Our team developed numerous reports for comfortable data tracking. Generate Resource Workload Report to observe the actual/future workload and to prevent people from work over-, or underload:
With a help of the AcrivityTmeline and its capacity planning&tracking features, you can effortlessly see the overall resource availability picture and make a data-driven decision whether resources can be involved in other projects or not.
Enjoy advanced Jira capacity planning and discover more useful tips for team management with ActivityTimeline – find out How to Understand You Estimated Project Incorrectly with Jira and ActivityTimeline?