OKRs for Jira : Modelling task hours % as a key result.

Category: Integrations.

How do I create a key result in Profit to track epic progress based on the percentage of task hours from Jira epics?

Create a Jira Epic as a Key Result

Profit.co for Jira plug-in allows you to automatically create your Jira epic as a key result under any of your OKRs in Profit.co. You can track the progress of the linked OKR in your Jira epic.

Link Story Points KPI to the Key Result

Once you selected and added a Jira epic as a key result in Profit, the next step is to select the Jira KPI based on which you want to track your key result progress. A common approach is to estimate tasks in story points, then track tasks using hours. You can use story points or task hours % to track your epic progress, depending on what best suits your team.

Jira KPIDescription
Task Hours % Track the percentage of time spent on tasks under the Jira epic.

For Example, A Project manager’s objective is “Improve Project Delivery Performance”. How can they measure if they have improved on-time delivery?

One of the potential indicators which can help you measure your objective performance is Time tracking. Using the percentage of time spent on tasks to measure the progress of the project which can tell you how confident are you and your team in achieving your objective.

ObjectiveSuccessfully Deliver the Project on time
KR1Create User Authentication

Automate and Monitor your OKR Progress

Now Profit will automatically update your OKR in real-time, since the KPI task hours %, what matters to you, is directly linked to a key result.

Monitor your OKR progress and address the areas that need your attention to improve project delivery performance.

Follow these steps to create your Jira epic as a key result under a Profit OKR.

Step 1

Once Profit.co OKR software app from Atlassian marketplace is installed and configured, you will be able to see Profit.co OKRs on your Jira issue page. And your Jira epics can be created as a key result under any of your OKRs in the list.

Now click on the epic you wish to create as a key result in Profit.co

Note: If you don’t see Profit.co OKRs, kindly contact your administrator.

Step 2

Click on Profit.co OKRs to see your individual OKRs in Profit.co. Click on the drop-down to view your Corporate, Department and Team level OKRs.

Step 3

Now, Click on the + icon against any OKR to create your Jira epic “Create user authentication” as a key result under that OKR.

Step 4

You will be prompted to choose from six Jira KPIs which can be tracked in that key result.

Jira KPIDescription
Epic Story PointsTrack the number of story points completed against total story points under the Jira epic.
Epic Story Points %Track percentage of story points completed under the Jira epic.
TasksTrack number of issues (story, bug, task) completed against total issues under the Jira epic.
Tasks %Track Percentage of issues (story, bug, task) completed under the Jira epic.
Task HoursTrack total time spent on tasks against the original estimate under the Jira epic.
Task Hours %Track the percentage of time spent on tasks under the Jira epic.

Select Task Hours % to track progress in your key result based on task hours completed under the linked epic.

Step 5

Once selected, you will see the summary of epic which will be created as a key result under the selected OKR in Profit.co. Click on Add to complete the process.

Now, your epic is created as a key result under the objective “Create user authentication”.
Click on “Go to linked OKRs” to see the progress of the linked key result.

Step 6

Whenever you update time spent on the task under the Jira epic, your key result in Profit.co will automatically be updated based on the percentage of time spent on all tasks.

Your actions of adding and removing Original Estimate will also be synched with the key result.

You can see, the key result “Create user authentication” is created under the objective “Successfully Deliver the Project on time” with a KPI “Task Hours %”.

Note: You can rename your key result in profit.co. It won’t impact your Jira epic name.

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