The Analytics Dashboard is the first thing that you see when you open your board’s Analytics module.

This dashboard aims to be an overview of all the key metrics you need to know about a given workflow at a glance - how long it takes to finish a card, how fast are new cards coming in, how long they are being processed for, their completion rate as well as how many cards are currently in progress.

**Important: **In order for the dashboard to perform the calculations, you would need to select at least one of the 3 date-related parameters (Created At, Start Date, End Date) from the left-side menu. You can also select more than one of them for a more precise configuration of the dataset.

The Analytics Dashboard gives you an overview of the following data and metrics:

## 1. Cycle Time

This widget tells you how long it has taken to process all the items that have moved through your workflow (based on the dataset configuration), for 85% of the work items. This is calculated by taking the cycle time data of all the finished work items on the board, ordered from shortest to longest cycle time, then the 85th percentile is taken (discarding any outliers) and its cycle time is displayed.

## 2. WIP

This widget tells you how many items in your workflow are in progress right now. This should be reflective of the number of items that are shown on the Aging Work In Progress chart when using the same dataset configuration from the left-side menu.

**Note:** You can control what this widget reflects by using the item filter controls from the right side menu.

## 3. Stability

The Stability widget tells us the calculated averages for each metric based on all data up until Today/Last Week/Last Month.

**Note:** All the numbers in this widget are calculated averages. Here is how they are calculated:

**Arrival Rate**

The Arrival Rate is the rate at which you start work and work enters into the first checked stage of your workflow as configured in the workflow stages control for this chart. We find the started dates for all items finished before the end dates and divide it by the total number of days between the start date and end date.

**Throughput**

The Throughput is the rate at which you finish work and at which work enters the last checked stage of your workflow (when you consider the card “finished”) as configured in the workflow stages control for this chart. We find the finish dates for all items finished before the end dates and divide them by the total number of days between the start date and end date.

**WIP Age**

The WIP Age is the rate at which your work-in-progress ages. This is how many days it has been since the work items entered the first checked step of your workflow as configured in the workflow stages control for this chart.

**Important:** All calculations for the WIP age in this widget are from single dates from your Kanbanize Board set as follows:

Today - The mean age of all items in progress today.

Last Week - The mean age of all items in progress in the last 7 days.

Last Month - The mean age of all items in progress in the last 30 days.

## 4. Monte Carlo: How Many

This widget aims to answer the question: “How many items you can finish in 30 days with 85% certainty?” based on your entire dataset. This should be reflective of what you'd see in the 'Monte Carlo: How Many' chart when using the same dataset configuration.

You can control what this widget reflects by using the filter controls for the Dashboard module:

- By using the item filter control you can filter down to a specific set of items.
- And by using the workflow stages control, you can redefine what completed means by unchecking workflow stages from the bottom of the list.

**Note: **Removing workflow stages from the top of the list does not affect the calculations.

## 5. Monte Carlo: Remaining

This widget aims to answer the question: “How long it will take to finish all of the unfinished items on the board with a probability of 85%” based on your entire dataset. This should be reflective of what you'd see in the 'Monte Carlo: When' chart when using the same filters and a configuration for the same number of items as there is currently.

You can control what this widget reflects by using the filter controls for the Dashboard module:

- By using the item filter control you can filter down to a specific set of items (not just all unfinished items like by default).
- And by using the workflow stages control, you can redefine what completed means by unchecking workflow stages from the bottom of the list.

**Note: **Removing workflow stages from the top of the list does not affect the calculations.