Cumulative Flow Diagram

Shows the approximate average cycle time of your team’s tasks for the time frame.

What do you mean by a Cumulative Flow Diagram?

A Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD) is an area chart that shows the various statuses of work items for an application, version, or sprint. It's a visual indication of how many issues are passing through each column of your board. This helps you see which columns accumulate more issues than others, and identify bottlenecks in your team's workflow.

Let us understand how to use it in Restya Core.

The Cumulative Flow Diagram chart tracks the total number of work items in the columns of the status on your Kanban board each day. Its main purpose is to show you how stable your flow is and help you understand where you need to focus on making your process more predictable. It gives you quantitative and qualitative insight into past and existing problems and can visualize massive amounts of data.

Evaluate the Current State of Your Work

In the Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD), each colored area represents a list in your Kanban board. The horizontal axis shows a timeline and the vertical axis displays the number of tasks in your lists. The size of these colored areas indicates how many work items are currently on each list.

Measure Your Work in Progress

By hovering over the graph, you can see the number of items in each process state on the selected date. You can also track the accumulated number of tasks completed, those in the ‘Done’ state, in the selected time frame.

Assess Your Delivery Times

The horizontal difference between the top and the bottom line of a CFD area at any point along the graph is your process's approximate average cycle time. The approximate average cycle time shows you how long it took, on average, for items to be completed on the selected day.

How to Generate a Cumulative Flow Diagram Report

Step 1

Go to BI Reports →click on Cumulative Flow Diagram as shown in the following screenshot.

Step 2

To refine the data shown in the report, click Refine report, and select the desired filters.

Step 3

Analyze it from within Restya Core, or even export the data in a different format like JSON, CSV, and Xlsx. This way, you start using your processes’ information in your favor and in a smarter way.

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