Effort Tracking is enabled by default in all methodologies except Scrum. Effort Tracking can be enabled in Scrum (or disabled in another methodology) by modifying the EffortTracking configuration attribute. Add this configuration change to your user.config file, or create a new user.config with this attribute if none yet exists.
Enabling Effort Tracking...
Location: Administration > Configuration > System
Effects of this Change
When Effort Tracking is enabled in the system, additional columns are displayed in grids to capture Effort and roll up the accumulated amount of work Done. The configuration setting also affects reporting:
- Progress bars for sprints display the total amount Done vs. the remaining To Do estimate.
- Additional Effort reports are enabled:
- Member Actuals (Reports > Member > Actuals)
- Estimation Accuracy (Reports > Member > Estimation Accuracy)
- Member Effort and Actuals (Reports > Dashboard > Member Group)
- Effort Quicklist (Reports > Quicklist > Effort)
- Done amounts will not be displayed in Graphs that mix measures (e.g. Detail Estimate Trend, Member Load, Member Trend reports)
The Burndown graphs are not affected by the Effort Tracking setting. Burndown shows the remaining amount of To Do estimate within a sprint. At the Project level, Burndown always shows the remaining amount of Backlog Estimate.