Work log: Track your users’ activity

Tags: Flow

Work log provides detailed data on your team’s activity. With Work log, use filters to find specific data and view the details of activity for your team or a specific user.

If you’re a team lead, manager, or scrum master, use this data to view patterns in activity. Over time, these patterns help you track how well your team is meeting goals and spot opportunities for guidance.

What can you do with the Work log?

If you’re the team leader:

  • View a user’s or team’s activity data.

  • Get an overview of where users are on their projects.

  • Understand a contributor’s typical work pattern and identify breaks in that pattern. 

  • Understand what typical work patterns are for each role in your engineering organization. For example, a full time developer, product manager, junior or senior developer, and QA may have different work patterns. 

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What is activity?

Activity includes code commits, merge commits, PR activity and comments, and ticket activity. Each activity corresponds to a separate row and distinct color. Find the activity key below the Work log filter. 

How do I find the data I need?

Work log has three tools to help you narrow down your data search and quickly find the information you are looking for. Once you’ve applied your filters, view the activity data in your chosen format. 

  1. Use the top filter to sort by user or team, search by user and team, include or exclude nested teams, search and narrow by repo, select a time period, and choose to display or hide weekends. To search for a user or team, use the team and user filter at the top of the report. 

  2. Use the Work log filter to view data by repo, by team, or by user. You can also sort by name and by activity, for example low-to-high or high-to-low. Additionally, you can show all work types or choose a specific work type, such as code commits. 

  3. Move between weeks using Previous Page and Next Page. Twenty records are displayed per page. 

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How do I view activity data?

To view activity data, filter by user to see the individuals and their activity. This high-level overview helps you spot patterns and trends within your users’ activity.

In the swimlane, hover over an icon to view an overview of the activity. 

Click on the icon to view a detailed activity view in a pin drawer at the bottom of the report. This pin drawer provides activity details and additional functionality. 

Pin multiple activities by clicking on additional activity notes to take a deeper look into workflows. Exit the detailed view by closing the tabs individually or using the X in the upper righthand corner of the drawer. 

View a timeline of details for a specific day. Once you have viewed data across teams, you might want to dig deeper into that data for a specific day. 

To view data for a specific day:

  1. Find the team, user, or repo you want to view.

  2. Hover over the small triangle in the lower right-hand corner, then click the calendar icon.

This page helps you understand your engineers’ work without interrupting their focus. Use this view to spot patterns and understand how your engineers typically move through their day.

Use the Weekly view for a quick overview of the weekly activities. Click a day to view the details in the Daily activity and All activity sections. 

Daily activity shows the activity throughout the day. Zoom in and out on the daily activity by scrolling in and out with your mouse. Clicking on an activity node navigates to it in the All activity timeline. Activity size is scaled vertically instead of horizontally in this view, and activities may overlap each other until you zoom in. A white line around the activities indicates overlapping activities. Zoom in on those activities to view a breakdown of those activities.

All activity provides more details about the activity such as ticket title, ticket number, and comments. Click on an activity to view the comments on that activity. 

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