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Project graph

The graph shows you the progress you're making toward completing your project and estimates when you'll complete it.

Project graph visual showing progress


Project graphs autogenerate once you've changed the status of a project to In Progress and we've collected enough project issue data for them to be created. They update hourly so your graphs are always up to date based on the latest issue activity.

Cmd/Ctrl I to open or close the project details sidebar and view the graph

Space to toggle peek while hovered over a project on the timeline


Where to find it

From the project view, open the project sidebar Cmd/Ctrl I to view the graph. If it's not there, that means that we have not generated it yet.

ProTip: It can be helpful to set a target date to deter scope creep and create accountability for the project to ship in a reasonable amount of time.

How to read it

A gray line shows you the project scope and how it has changed over time, giving you an easy way to see (and mitigate) scope creep.

We have separate lines for Started and Completed issues. This lets you see exactly what is being worked on and what is done.

You can see how a project’s issues break down by assignee and label, as well as what percentage of issues in those categories have been completed. You can hover over any assignee or label and click "filter" to show related issues.

You can also hover over the graph to see the exact values of scoped, completed and started issues over time.

If you have a target date set, it'll show up as a red vertical line.

Live predictions

We show an estimated completion date for the project as long as you've moved an issue into a "Started" status. You'll see the purple line for completed issues continues on with a dotted line to the predicted completion date. The graph will always start at 0.

The projected completion date(s) are calculated by how long it will take to complete the remaining issues based on the current weekly project velocity.

Project velocity is calculated based on weekly historical data: how many completed issue points per week. More recent weeks are weighted more heavily, as they indicate a more current rate of progress. We need at least one week of data to show prediction.

Remaining issue points is calculated as you would expect, by summing the points of incomplete issues with the standard 1/4 modifier for any in-progress issues.After calculating a predicted completion date, we offer an optimistic and pessimistic completion date that includes a buffer of about ±40%.