Card burndown chart, updated lead time chart, and much more

Prediction of project completion dates with burndown chart

Card burndown chart, updated lead time chart, and much more

Prediction of project completion dates with burndown chart

Do you want to know in advance when all the child tasks related to the project will be completed?

We have improved connection block in the card. In addition to the new grid view of child tasks, users now have the option of predicting when the project will be finished in real time using the burndown chart.

The chart shows the speed at which the children tasks have been completed, how much work has been added, and how much remains to be done. Crossing the blue line with the gray horizontal line shows the predicted completion date of the work without added tasks. But if new tasks are still added, the forecast is calculated with this information in mind.

New type of connection block in the card

We updated the design of parent and children relations in the cards. They are now presented as a Grid. In addition to the design, we have added the ability to open the tree of internal children, as well as see the linked cards, which are in the Archive.

When the card is archived, its connection to the parent card does not disappear. When viewing a parent card, the task will continue to be displayed in the list of children along with the other archived cards.

Updated Lead time chart

The timeline helps to find out how task times have changed.

Whereas we used to use spectral dagram to compare how the lead time has changed, it is now much easier and faster to use lead time chart for this purpose.

Similar to the spectral diagram, it groups tasks into periods and allows you to understand whether the team has become faster and what these changes are related to.

For example, we want to see the statistics by tasks on the programmers’ board. We select a range of columns and lanes, excluding urgent tasks so that they do not spoil the statistics.

Next, the system suggests choosing a date and period. In our example, we took all the cards from the last year (from October 2019 to October 2020).

The team has also added the option to select a period in the filter: a week, a month, 3 months or 6 months. The period allows us to divide the range of dates selected above by the number of months specified.In our example, we have grouped the year into periods of 3 months.

It is worth noting that the choice of period will depend on how quickly the team manages to close 85% of the tasks. For example, if this time is 30 days, then the period per month should not be selected, otherwise the schedule will be subject to fluctuations. It is better to group the dates into 3 or 6 months so that there are no major uncertainties.

We can now see the dynamics of the time of completion of tasks for the year and compare the figures for each type of work.

Editing in “Grid” mode

Now there is no need to spend time on opening and closing each card to change its filling in the “Grid” mode. We have added the ability to move cards between columns and lanes, as well as edit fields in the tabular view of boards. All fields except Blocks can be edited.

Activation of filter by users from card facade

Do you need to know quickly what tasks a certain employee is working on, but you do not want to go into filters?
We have added the possibility to activate the filter by users directly from the facade of the card:

When assigning a user to a checklist item, if the user is not in the card, we suggest adding this user to the card

Appoint a person responsible for the item on your checklist? The system will offer to add this user to the list of card participants if he has not been there before.

We will also be happy to help you set up Kaiten at our free consultation. You can sign up here.