Exclude Non Working Days from Cycle Time
- How to exclude weekends from my cycle time calculation
- How does excluding weekends affect my cycle time?
Sometimes, development teams are not working, and that is expected. In fact, there are typically two days each week when development teams are not expected to be working. They're called weekends. LinearB can be configured to omit weekend hours from your team and the company's overall cycle time calculation.
How to exclude weekends from my cycle time calculation
To exclude weekend hours from your overall cycle time calculation, click on the gear icon in the top right of your LinearB application, and select Company Settings. In the General tab, check the toggle next to "Exclude Cycle Time calculation on weekends"
Select your company's typical weekend days. Don't forget to click "Save Settings"!
This change will take effect globally over all of your teams. If you have teams that observe different weekend days, each team can be configured to match their respective weekends.
Configure your individual team weekends
Once the toggle to exclude weekends is enabled, you can select any team settings and adjust your team's weekend days from the team settings page.
How does excluding weekends affect my cycle time?
Work done over the weekend
In cases where work is done over the weekend, LinearB will account for the time during working days, and omit weekend hours.
- A team working week is configured from Monday to Friday
- A Developer opened a PR on Friday 20:00
- The PR was picked up on Saturday at 8:00
Pickup time will be calculated as 4 hours (20:00 to 00:00) instead of 12 hours
Work carried over the weekend
In the case of a PR being carried over the weekend, LinearB will account for the time during working days when the PR was open.
- A teams working week is configured from Monday to Friday
- A Developer opens a PR on Friday 20:00
- The PR is picked up on Monday at 8:00
Pickup time in this instance will be calculated as 12 hours instead of 50 hours.
What will my metrics look like with weekends excluded?
Individual team and the "All Teams" dashboard will reflect an updated cycle time calculation, omitting weekend days.
When viewing a daily breakdown of cycle time, you will notice that days marked as weekend days will show a cycle time of 0.
The activity view will still display the full cycle time of any individual branch. This will allow you to see a full view of individual branch performance. Branches that spanned over a weekend or were worked on during a weekend will include a purple flag to highlight the segment of a branches cycle time which spanned over a weekend.