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Starting in the Jama 8.10 release we have added the capability to run the ElasticSearch service remotely on dedicated servers. This is a step towards having a more scalable Jama solution for our enterprise customers.   Prior to Jama 8.10, ElasticSearch service could only run on the same server as the core Jama application. For customers with large volumes of data and concurrent search requests, ElasticSearch can consume high amount of memory and potentially exhaust resources on Jama core server and impact its stability and performance. The only way to scale Jama as the volume of data would increase was to add more memory to the same server.    By moving ...
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A monthly on-premises release channel titled "Express" was introduced with Jama 8.0. The hope was to deliver updates and value to our customers quicker that the standard twice a year updates for on-premises. After two years, we have reviewed the adoption of Express and determined that this model does not appeal to the vast majority of our on-premises customers and 8.24.2 will be the final release via this channel. Customers that are affected have been notified and will automatically be moved over to the Jama On-Premises Standard channel on May 15th. No further action is required. If you have any further questions regarding this change please contact your account ...
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Jama Connect 8.25 Hosted Release Date Hosted: 2018/04/27 Introducing Jama Analyze Build on product development data your teams are generating from other tools—like Jama Connect, Jira Software, and GitHub—to get a far-reaching view into performance across teams.  Learn more . New Capabilities Verification and Validation Now, your organization can more easily create, view and review test data. Here are the changes: Test runs in Trace View:   Quality Engineers and Product Development leaders can now see your test data in the larger context of verification and validation.  Test data in reviews:  Now both your ...
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It’s rare these days to find a department or team that can operate successfully without the support, communication, and collaboration of its colleagues. Teams struggle to find an easy and engaging method for sharing and collaborating on important data. We regularly need someone else’s data to give us insight into our team’s performance, but getting access to that information can be challenging when it lives inside a tool that another department owns. And sometimes we need their resources to make our own work more effective, but persuading another team to make changes in order to help yours is easier said than done. Teams use Jama Analyze to collect, ...
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Every team needs goals. Goal setting aligns teams to broader company objectives and research shows that goals can motivate teams to produce significantly better results than focusing on activity or daily tasks alone. Unfortunately, just setting goals isn’t enough to spur the kind of stellar results we’re all seeking. You need to define how you’ll measure their success and track your progress along the way. That’s why teams use Jama Analyze to keep tabs on the KPIs that indicate success of team goals. In this tutorial, we will show you how to set three different types of targets to your metrics and how your team can stay up to date on the latest achievements. ...
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Jama Analyze: Burndown Chart

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A Burndown Chart is a simple way to track progress toward the completion of a Sprint, or an Epic. It will let you know if you are on track to deadlines, and if not, when you will reach completion. Building this chart will also teach you to set projected values in Jama Analyze on any of your other charts, so you can track progress toward sales, performance, availability, or any other goals. How to build your Burndown Chart This is a relatively simple ingredient to build. It is essentially a chart of all remaining tickets left in your Sprint or Epic. We will talk about two ways to build it, one more complicated (and informative) than the other. For ...
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Welcome to Jama Analyze. The easiest tool to empower your team with data. We help JIRA users like you to unlock the power of the data behind your JQLs and get visibility across multiple teams in one place on beautiful custom dashboards. In order to help you get the most out of your metrics and KPIs, we have put together this guide, specifically for JIRA users that will walk you step-by-step through setting up some important metrics right away, and teach you to use the platform in the process. We will be focusing on 4 of the most important metrics JIRA users track in Jama Analyze: Sprint Burndown Average Velocity Backlog health/ Ready Sprints ...
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Building metrics based on your Jira searches is easy in Jama Analyze, but how can you create your most useful metrics with JQLs? In this article we will look at some examples that will help you to use some of the more advanced syntax to build your metrics. The purpose of this article is not to provide an exhaustive list, but to help you get started as you think about how to get the most mileage out of your JQLs. Example JQLs for Speed Metrics Average Velocity This requires a JQL to pull the completed point stories over the course of a window of time and then divide that window by the number of iterations it contains to get an average. project IN ...
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Jama Analyze: Backlog Health

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Backlog Health is a measure of how long your groomed backlog will last. While every team’s threshold might be different, a healthy backlog usually has at least 2 sprints worth of “ready” stories. Any less, and the team will start to struggle with poor requirements and may be idled if they speed up. On the other hand, if you have too much prepared, your stories can grow stale and result in a lack of product focus on what’s important to the business. A healthy backlog relies on story sizing, prioritization, and definition of success for the feature. Tracking your backlog health is key to understanding your product process and to staying out ahead of ...
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Happy, motivated and engaged teams are more creative, innovative and productive. We all know that. But keeping your finger on the pulse of your team’s health and happiness can be challenging, especially if you manage multiple teams or you’re working at the typical breakneck pace of business today. Teams use Jama Analyze to regularly monitor how everyone feels about the work they’re doing, the value they’re providing customer , and their excitement for what lies ahead. The polls are 100% anonymous, giving your team the freedom to provide critical, honest feedback about what’s working and what isn’t. Leaders that regularly employ the use of team polls ...
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Tracking outstanding blockers is important so that you can make sure that your team is removing blockers in a timely manner and providing value, and also to ensure progress on projects doesn’t get sidetracked due to unresolved blockers. Ideally blocked work items will trend down. How to Make this metric: 1: Log in to your Jama Analyze account 2: Create An Ingredient from the New Metrics dropdown menu in your directory, or any dashboard. 3: Title the Ingredient. You can give it a description to add some context. 4. Assign someone to report on the ingredient -- this will let you choose a teammate to take ownership of this metric. Maybe ...
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At Jama Analyze, we think about performance in terms of Speed (eg predictable velocity, time to market), Quality (eg defect rates, reliability, pages), Accuracy (eg say/do ratio, value delivered, ticket churn, ready sprints), and Joy (eg polls on preparedness, communication, delivered value).  If you touch base on these metrics in one-on-one meetings with your managers to evaluate specifics, you can then use the metrics to brainstorm on solutions to challenges and celebrate wins in department-wide meetings. Manager 1:1s Review of how the team is doing in terms of key Speed, Quality, Accuracy, and Joy measures, and what the right focus over the coming ...
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Jama Analyze focuses on showing trends in your data over time—be it a day, week, or month (or more). In addition to pulling data from a variety of tools, an API, or spreadsheets, Jama Analyze also allows you to assign and collect data from another important source—your team. We do this with ingredients and recipes, the building blocks for your metrics and dashboards in Jama Analyze. What are ingredients? An ingredient is how we refer to the smallest increment of data in Jama Analyze. Ingredients are similar to data in a row or column of a spreadsheet and have regular reporting dates that can be updated daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, ...
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Jama Analyze: Say vs Do Ratio

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High-functioning organizations build reliable products, and reliable products are the sum of the consistency of the teams building them. Getting your team’s delivery consistent is one of the first steps to a highly efficient team. One way to do that, is to keep track of what your team says they will deliver versus what is actually delivered at the end of a sprint. Which brings us to the Say/Do Ratio or the Point Commitment Reliability metric. This metric uses two JQL ingredients and an offset timing period. To build it, it is important that you use the reporting date functionality in Jama Analyze. To get the ‘Say’ Ingredient, you will pull a metric of ...
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Welcome to Jama Analyze. The easiest tool to empower your team with data. We help data-driven teams like yours to unlock the power of team metrics and KPIs and get visibility across multiple teams in one place on beautiful custom dashboards. In order to help you get the most out of your metrics and KPIs, we have put together this guide to walk you step-by-step through setting up some of the most important metrics right away and teach you to use the platform in the process. In this tutorial, we will be walking through the creation of the following metrics: Number of Outstanding Blocked Work Items Burndown Chart Story Completion Ratio Backlog ...
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Jama Analyze: Backlog Health

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One of the really useful metrics for managing dev teams is what we call a backlog health metric, or backlog grooming rate. This is a measure of how many Sprints worth of prepared backlog your team has ready for work. Running out of backlog can very quickly result in an inefficient use of developer time, and a waste of resources. On the other hand, having too much backlog can result in stories getting stale and falling out of step with the product. How to build a Backlog Health recipe in Notion: In order to build the Backlog Health recipe you will need two other pieces of information: Average velocity and Groomed backlog points To get your Average ...
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A common challenge most teams—and individuals—face on a daily basis is prioritization. Particularly if you work in a fast-paced environment, on any given day there may be a dozen tasks requiring your attention, projects worth considering, and opportunities that need vetting. If you're not careful, you’ll end up jumping from one distraction to the next and won’t get any closer to your real goals. It’s not much different when it comes to tracking metrics. Without the right prioritization and focus, teams often track what is convenient and what they readily understand, which in turn often doesn’t have actionable next steps. That’s why teams use Jama Analyze ...
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Now that you have created a dashboard with some of the most important team health metrics, you should have a pretty good idea of how Jama Analyze works and what you can do with the platform. From these baselines of measurement, you can start to build consistency, not only in how you track your metrics but in the performance of the team. Before you can improve, it’s important to get consistent. Once your team is performing at a consistent level, you can start to improve in the areas that are most important for your team. #resources #team_metri
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Tracking the Story Completion Ratio in Jama Analyze is really easy and is a great way to get a feel for how accurate your team is at completing what they commit to. This metric plays well with a Points Completion Ratio , to help you gauge consistency from two different angles. The way we see it, team improvement is much easier to facilitate with a high team reliability. How to build Story Completion Ratio in Jama Analyze: The Story Completion Ratio will require two ingredients, Stories Committed and Stories Completed. To build these Ingredients, we will follow the steps from the previous tutorial, Number of Outstanding Blockers , but in this case, ...
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Jama Analyze: Release Confidence

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Release confidence is a team poll, designed to help you gauge your value delivery. It is a qualitative metric and can be used to balance things like Velocity, Total Throughput, Defect Removal Efficiency, etc. Basically, you ask your team, “Did we deliver the value that we set out to deliver this sprint?” Building a team poll is really easy in Jama Analyze. From the directory or any dashboard select New Metric, then Create Team Poll. Give the Poll a name and a description if you would like. Then simply set the scale and ask your question. You can be as creative as you like, but the essence is “Did we deliver the value that we set out to deliver this ...
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