Automated Project Insights

This feature allows you to see Velma-detected changes and potential risks without relying on manual reporting. Use this to understand what you should keep an eye on and what might be causing issues, automagically.

Predictions at the epic and issue level are based on a machine learning model that accounts for every single field within the issue and how it has impacted completion over time, including summary and description information. Predictions at the initiative level are based on the last completion date of epics within that initiative.

How to Access

You can turn on insights by clicking "Show Insights" on the "Options" menu in the upper right-hand corner. This will reveal blue columns to the right-hand side of the screen that have automated predictions based on historical work progress in the project as well as the team, current updates on the project, and remaining work to be completed.

Available Insights

The current available predictions are:

  • Project Status
  • Projected Finish
  • Potential Risks
  • Changes

Project Status

This blue column on the right shows a projected Red/Yellow/Green status corresponding to whether a project is On Track, At Risk, or Off-Track respectively. Often, this can be compared to manually reported statuses in order to gut-check whether a project may need additional help.

This is based on the projected finish date (see field details below) of the project compared to the due date or the end of the quarter as well as potential risks (see field details below) that may put the project behind.

Projected Finish

This column takes into account all the fields within every individual issue within an epic to predict how long it may take to finish each ticket. Then it adds that all together to create a projected finish date for the epic itself based on the completion of the issues within it.

Even if the issue is not assigned or story pointed, it will factor in the description of the issue, team, project, creators, and anything that may impact the trend of work over time. Every field is taken into account when creating these predictions, including the epic and how fast work has been completed or how many resources have typically been assigned to a particular epic over time.

Potential Risks

These are potential risks that may impact the completion of the epic or body of work. It is not a definite that each risk will cause a problem within the project. However, they are helpful signals to use to ask the right questions and make sure the team is getting support where they need. A running list of all available risks as well as risks under development can be found here.


This tracks all changes that were made to particular fields in the initiative, epic, or issue over a selected span of time. At the bottom of the "Filter", you can select when you want to see changes. Then, you can click into each field to see what the specific change was.