The key to getting the most out of your team is knowing where efforts are being spent and using that information to make decisions.
There are many factors that can affect utilization, but firstly, and most importantly, you need to have a better grasp of how your teams are currently spending their time. Time tracking software, like Tempo Timesheets for Jira, can provide you with a good starting point. Tempo enables you to track hours against projects and tasks so you know what proportion of time is spent on productive activities.
Furthermore, categorizing your projects in Jira with types of work efforts will enable you to access with one click the real-time status of the team utilization report.
Work smarter, not harder
With team utilization reporting, available exclusively for Server, you gain an additional level of analysis of billable or non-billable work and productive versus non-productive activities. You also get a better understanding of the quality of work your teams are undertaking and how it can impact your projects and services.
You can speculate on whether your project goals have been set too high, or whether operations are running as efficiently as they should be, and then make necessary changes before things spiral out of control. Conversely, if your results exceed your productivity goals, this may mean that your objectives have not been set high enough. How do you define your project goals?
Jira’s Tempo Timesheets helps you keep track of overall team and time spent on each account, and view different ratios of the team's practical efforts and for each team member.