Punctuality of reported defects

Set goal to decrease reported false-positive cases by QA team. Improve QA’s capability of finding and describing stable reproduce patterns by tracking false positive bugs in Jira with Performance Objectives app.

The objective may be defined as follows: “Max 5% of total Bugs reported by QA team are false-positive. Issues closed with resolution, e.g., ‘Not a defect’, Duplicate’, or ‘Cannot reproduce’, etc.“.

Please check the sample visualization for Punctuality of Reported Defects KPI using Performance Trend dashboard gadget and the step-by-step configuration:

Punctuality of reported defects KPI
  • The same KPI can be configured using Performance Objectives dashboard gadget and Stacked By ‘Resolution’.
Punctuality of reported defects KPI for Jira

Please find below the settings for the ‘Performance Trend’ gadget.

Create and track QA KPIs in Jira - Punctuality of reported defects settings

Step 1: Add 2 Data Sources: ‘All’ and ‘False-Positives’.

KPI PuctualityOfReportedDefects Trend Config Source

Step 2: Select Data Source ‘A’ with the ‘False-Positives’ for the metric values.

Step 3: Select ‘Group by’ reporter, which will break down the data by users who raised the Jira issues.

Step 4: Use the ‘Cumulative’ mode to present the accumulated data with each week.

Step 5: Switch-on Target and select ‘% of Total’ option.

Step 6: Select results presentation ‘Per x-axis item’ that will allow you to follow the progression of the KPI to the set target.

Step 7: Select Data Source ‘B’ with ‘All’ Jira issues that will be used for the target value calculation.

Step 8: Set level of ‘5%’ as max acceptable false positives per reporter.

Step 9: Set to ‘Bad’ the toggle ‘Exceeding is’ that indicates whether the objective is positive or negative. So, if it is exceeded, the results will be highlighted in red.

Step 10: Under ‘More Settings’ section switch on the ‘Warning Threshold’ which is set as 50% of the target value by default.

KPI PuctualityOfReportedDefects Trend Config MoreSettings

Step 11: Under ‘More Settings’ section switch on the ‘Custom Target Label’ and set label which indicates that the target is negative. This will communicate that exceeding the target is considered as failed objective.

Recording: Please check the recording with the configuration:

KPI PuctualityOfReportedDefects Recording

Explore the KPI Examples page for more ideas about how to create and track QA KPIs in Jira.