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How to Understand Jira Resource Utilization?

Jira resource utilization is an integral part of successful project management. Jira heavily concentrates on projects and tasks, but when it comes to comprehensive Jira resource management we find out that we lack some capabilities. If you manage dozens or hundreds of people you need additional tools to cope with multiple teams. Luckily, Jira provides great add-ons to help with such issues.

Jira Workload Management with ActivityTimeline

ActivityTimeline ensures that every team member is in the right place as it shows who is doing what and when. There are several ways to receive a complex view, so we’ll start with its planning dashboard where we can find all of the projects with the related tasks, as well as all teams with users.

Every user has an own workload indicator showing the actual Jira workload of the user. The indicator has multiple options so you can choose between different values:

  • Show the user’s workload

  • Show the user’s availability

  • Show the user’s workload and work logs

All of the aforementioned modes help to understand Jira resource utilization from different sides. Teams also have the workload indicator with different workload indicator types.

So, choose the needed values, scopes, understand the actual workload and prevent resource’s work underload or overload. Stay on the same page with your teams.

Jira Workload Planning with Reports

ActivityTimeline also provides an advanced reporting section with a great variety of reports. The Resource Workload Report is one of our clients’ favorite reports. It’s pretty simple to use and helps to get a clear picture of the Jira resource utilization for different time periods. Choose the needed data to reflect and generate a quick report which can be exported as an Excel file:

With the help of the ActivityTimeline Jira workload management becomes effortless and simple. Discover other possibilities of the workload planning here – How to Understand the Daily Workload of Users?


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