Send me your data!
Think of this as a free offer, let me look at your data and I’ll tel you if I find anything interesting.
When I work with clients I often download the Jira data and crunch the data in Excel to see if I can find any patterns or any information in the mass of tickets and dates. I know there are tools out there which will do this but I’m never quite sure what these tools are telling me so I like to do it myself. Also its a bit of a “fishing trip” – I don’t know what I might find. Having done this a few time I’ve developed a bit of a pattern myself – nothing i can describe yet but who knows.
So, if you would like me to crunch your data please send it over. I say Jira but I’m happy to work with data from any other systems – I’ll learn something new
You will need to export all the issues as a CSV or Excel file. And I suggest you anonymise the data, just delete the columns with names and even delete the card description. The more you can send me the better, but the columns that interest me most have to do with dates (created and closed), ticket types (story, bug, task/sub-task, etc.), status and, if they are recorded, estimates and actual times.
I won’t share the data with anyone else – I’ll even delete it when I am finished if you wish. I would like to document some of my findings in a blog post but I can give you first sight if you like.
Apart from find patterns and perhaps learning something what interests me is what I might be able to tell about a team I know nothing about. It is an experiment. I’m allan AT allankelly.net – or use the contact page.