What is Cycle time?

Cycle time tracks the elapsed time from when work begins on a task to when it is fully completed. It provides visibility into workflow efficiency.

Analyzing trends in cycle time shows opportunities to streamline processes and optimize productivity. Comparing to estimates reveals inconsistencies. Overall, cycle time measures execution speed.

Who benefits from tracking Cycle time?

  • Teams - Identify process improvements to finish work faster.

  • Managers - Ensure capacity meets demand and balances workloads.

  • Organizations - Monitor throughput and time-to-delivery.

  • Customers - Shorter cycle time enables faster request resolution.