PoP Comparison through % Change

With Performance Objectives: Charts for Jira, you can easily make period over period comparison of your Jira data. There are different ways to set up your report, but the most effective is using PoP comparison alongside a target. Our app’s “Targets” feature, available in both Performance Objectives and Performance Trend gadgets, helps you create meaningful PoP reports with ease.

This article will delve into a practical use case, demonstrating the application of the % Change target – one among the four target calculation options facilitated by the Targets feature.

You can set up a Period over Period (PoP), Year over Year (YoY), Quarter over Quarter (QoQ), or Month over Month (MoM) goal, measured as a percentage change compared to the previous period. Enabling you to assess and track performance enhancements directly from your Jira dashboard, this approach cultivates a goal-focused environment and offers valuable insights into your team’s progress and accomplishments.

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Period over Period Comparison: Achieving Goals Through Percentage Change Analysis

Ensure that your team’s performance aligns with your organization strategic objectives by setting improvement goals as KPIs and track improvement over time.

Here’s a sample PoP % change report:

Period over period comparison change report

In our sample example, our team’s goal is to increase the number of created issues, features, or user stories delivered in Q2 by 5% compared to Q1. However, you have the flexibility to select other metrics for evaluation, aiming at improvement of efficiency, quality, cycle time, velocity, backlog management, or any other relevant parameter that aligns with your specific objectives and set Period over Period goal as a percentage of change of the current metric.

Here’s the configuration screen and a step-by-step guide for setting up this chart:

Step 1: Add two data sources for comparison, like Q1 and Q2.

Step 2: Choose the metric to be evaluated.

Step 3: Select Data source B (Q2 data) for metric value calculation.

Step 4: Set the date field as ‘by Index’ to compare different periods on the same x-axis.

Step 5: Turn on the Target section and choose ‘% Change’ type.

Step 6: Select data source A (Q1 data) for target value calculation.

Step 7: Set the target as a +5% change compared to the previous period by setting 105%.

Please note that for this example, we have selected the Area mode from the Display settings.

Customize Your PoP % Change Report

More settings

Under “More Settings,” you’ll discover an array of type and appearance customization options for your PoP % change KPI results. However, the ‘Warning Threshold’ and ‘Custom Target Label’ options provide more insightful data on your chart, making it stand out and enhancing your analysis.

Refer to the video recording for creation of a PoP % change KPI report:

Explore the four Target types and various target customization options available in the app. For further inspiration on optimizing Targets and elevating your performance management in Jira, visit our KPI Examples section. It offers valuable insights to help you make the most of the app’s capabilities.

For an all-inclusive list of gadgets, features, chart types, and supported metrics and fields within the app, refer to the Configuration overview.

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