What is it
This view shows transitions of issues between columns and takes into account the whole activity log of issues (by default a column contains single Status, but you can configure it to contain more, as well as change the order of columns).
This chart can be used to show any workflow, but it's useful to show:
- sales or development journey of issues
- visualise which paths of the workflow are used the most/the least
- how many steps are necessary to reach certain columns
- find bottlenecks in the workflow
Select issues for the chart
Use JQL editor:
or select from existing filter:
By default columns are created from Statuses. There's 1 column per Status. Columns created automatically have a flag icon next to their name.
Manual configuration in Configure Columns modal allows for more flexibility:
- change of order / name / colour of columns
- assigning more than 1 Status to a single column
By default no columns are selected for display. Select any number of columns to create chart off them.
By default chart uses number of issues to show the size of nodes (the weight of each issue is 1). You can override it with any numerical field. When a weight field is selected, you can also specify a unit to be displayed before or after weight value.
Adjust height of nodes
In some cases, when weights of nodes differ a lot, chart becomes difficult to read. To prevent the effect of very large nodes next to very small ones, you can use Max height of nodes option to balance the height of nodes.
Reading the chart
Hover to view details of nodes
Hovering over any node gives more details on number and weight of issues which went in and out of the column.
Click any node to see the list of issues in it
Selecting a node shows issues in it, together with a list of visited columns and weight values per issue.
(Journey only) Max number of levels
If there's too levels to show (i.e. some issues had large number of transitions between Statuses which result in large number of column changes), you can use Max levels option to limit the number of levels shown.
(Journey only) Scale nodes based on weight
To simplify chart, you can turn off Scale nodes based on weight option. It will render nodes with the same size regardless of weight or number of issues.
Saving chart configurations
Configuration of the chart can be saved and reused. Saved configuration preserves all the settings, including JQL, column configuration and all the other options.