How Do I Build a Metrics Dashboard?

Creating custom dashboards in LinearB allows you to build custom metrics reports focusing in on team, individual, or repo metrics. You can create as many new dashboards as you like. Dashboards can be kept private to your user account, or made public to your whole team.

How To Create A Dashboard

  • Click the icon in the top right of your Metrics page.
  • Name your dashboard.
  • Add a description. When you hover over the dashboard title, this description will be visible.
  • Filter by: You can focus a dashboard on a specific team, team member, or Git repository.
    • People: Select the team, and even the team member for this dashboard.
      • Team member dashboards are useful for 1:1 meetings.
    • Repository: Select any repository you've linked to LinearB
      • More repositories can be added by clicking on Company Settings > Git > Add Repositories
      • Repo dashboards are an excellent report for monitoring services.
  • Mark dashboards public or private. The lock icon allows you to keep a dashboard visible to only yourself, or to make public for other users in your account to access.
  • Add Metrics: click on the +Add metrics button, check the metrics you would like to display, click Save.

Customizing Your Dashboard

  • Reorder your metrics widgets: All widgets metrics can be dragged into any order you would like.
  • Change graph color: Use the button to change the color of any chart.
  • Change chart-type: Use the button to switch between line-charts and bar-charts.
  • Duplicate dashboards: Quickly use template dashboard to build focused reports on specific teams or repositories. Copy any existing dashboard with your new changes using the Save As button.

Available Metrics:

Delivery Metrics

  • Cycle Time
    • Time from first commit to release
  • Coding Time
    • Time from first commit to pull request creation
  • Pickup Time
    • Time from pull request creation to review
  • Review Time
    • Time from review begining to pull request merged
  • Deploy Time
    • Time from pull request merge to release

Quality Metrics

  • PR Size
    • Size of pull request (total lines of code changed)
  • Review Depth
    • Avg. number of comments per review
  • New code
    • Ratio of new code
  • Refactor
    • Ratio of legacy code changed (more than 21 days)
  • Rework
    • Ratio of novice code changed (less than 21 days)
  • PRs merged w/o review
    • Number of pull requests merged without any review

Throughput Metrics

  • Code changes
    • Lines of code changed
  • Commits
    • Number of commits
  • PRs opened
    • Number of pull requests opened
  • PRs merged
    • Number of pull requests merged
  • Reviews
    • Number of pull requests reviews
  • Deploy frequency
    • Avg. of releases per day
  • Done Branches
    • Number of branches moved to state merged or released

Balance Metrics

  • Active days
    • Number of days with Git activity (commits, PRs, Reviews etc.)
  • Active Branches
    • Number of branches in active state

Project Management Metrics

  • Issues done
    • Number of issues marked as done
  • MTTR
    • Mean time to restore
  • Story points of issues done
    • Story points of issues done


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