Understand the Jira Backlog
Roles: Developer, Project Manager
Where: Jira dashboards are available from the Issue Management drop-down list.
You are interested in participating in a project, but first, you want to see if the project has an accumulation of uncompleted work that needs to be dealt with in the backlog.
Do these steps:
- 1.Click a project name on a project of interest that shows the Jira logo.
- 3.View statistics about open issues in Open Issues Statistics. These statistics give you a summary of open issues in the backlog.
- 4.Look at the data in Issues waiting to be closed and Accumulated Time (days): Issues waiting to be closed to learn about the number of issues by status over time.
- 5.Find more information in the dashboard such as who the submitters are and the average days open of the issues that they submit. For example, you might notice a recurring pattern of issues that accumulate in a certain time frame.
This data can help you decide if this is a project in which you want to spend your time.