I'm not sure I understand completely what you need but I think a good option would be to create an additional calculated column in which you rank the assignees by the number of "In-Progress". Probably with RANKX
Have you solved your problem with the suggestion of AlB?
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Thanks for your desired output.
Please share your data sample which could reproduce your scenario so that I can copy and test on it.
If you don't want to do the settings in the visualization. I think you need to create a new table.
Table= TOPN( 5, FILTER(Final, Final[Status]="In-Progress"), Final[Assignee],ASC)
I am not sure if this coding can work. You can have a try.
If you want to show exactly 5 results, you will need to create a special ranking calculation. The ranking function in Power BI treats similar values as one. in your example, Benjamin and Concepcion have the same value and will be both considered as the 2nd rank, thus the chart will show 6 items instead of 5.
To overcome this you will need to have a 2 level ranking which relates to value and also alphabetical order so that Benjamin will be ranked 2nd and Concepcion is ranked 3rd.
Assuming your table is tableName, values are theValue and name is theName
1. create a new measure like: ranking = format(tableName[theValue], "000000") & tableName[theName]
2. create the bar chart with theName in the axis and theValue in the values
3. Add theName to visual filter and select TopN
4. Select show Top 5
5. Drag the "ranking" measure in the "by value" area
Explanation: this method creates a numeric and alphabetical ranking by creating keys like 000020May, 000013Benjamin, 000013Concepcion, 000010Julius, 000004Angli. These keys can be sorted descendingly in alphabetical order without mixing similar values, ...13B... comes before ...13C...
I did this trick many times, hope it works for you