Skills for Jira gives you a way to measure Issues and their skill requirements as “Demand” and Users and their skills as “Supply”.
This simple abstraction adds a whole new dimension to your analytics – insights obtained from matching Supply and Demand can power your planning and decision-making on both fronts.
Skills is our approach to evaluating, measuring and matching Tasks (“skills demand”) with People (“skills supply”). How many people do we need for this project? Who should we involve? John? Ann? And this task – I remember Nick having some experience with the technology but he has more important work on his plate, let’s delay it for another sprint.
All this mixing, matching and scheduling generally happens in people’s heads, which is inherently flawed due to subjectivity, forgetfulness, dynamically changing environment and the general properties of the human nature.
Scarce Skill Sets
Real life assignments rarely require just one skill. While individual skills might be common in your team, the combinations might be rare.
This report examines your team skill pool for the skill combinations in demand by the scoped issues.
Issues At Risk
This report helps you identify team members that hold exclusive knowledge/skills within your team. Depending on the type of knowledge, this may become a problem. For example in cases of critical bits of product knowledge or technical expertise required to maintain/develop core parts of the product.
Similarly to other sections, this information may be used for knowledge transfer, training, documentation, or hiring decisions.
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