This feature is available in all editions.
- Can I enter Effort for a story that was created after the actual work was completed?
- Configuring Tracking Settings
- Does Total Effort change when an item is assigned to a new project or sprint/iteration?
- Does VersionOne Lifecycle Support Pair Programming?
- How can I see the total effort for a specific project?
- How do I change Effort or Done values?
- How do I change the date or person when updating "Done"?
Why would you want to change effort?
You may need to change in the following situations:
If you forgot to add effort for a past date
If you want to assign effort to another team member
If effort was entered incorrectly
Before you begin, here are some important things to keep in mind:
To update effort, your project role must be one of the following: System Admin, Member Admin, Project Admin, Project Lead, Team Member, Developer, or Tester
By default, VersionOne sets the Effort and To Do in hours, but this can be updated to reflect the metric your team uses for tracking.
The Effort Quicklist report provides a detailed Effort (done) transaction listing by team member and task.
Step 1. First, change your grid view
Go to Iteration Tracking > Detail Tracking or Iteration Tracking > Member Tracking.
Click on the wrench in the top right corner of the grid, and then click Customize.
In the Display column, clear the checkbox next to Effort field, and then select one of the following:
Effort (by Owner) - allows you to enter time and attribute it to the owner
Effort (Date & Member) - allows you to select both the person to attribute the time and the date on which that time was worked
Step 2. Now, you can enter effort for another member or choose a date
If you added the Effort (by Owner) column, enter the value in the Effort field, and then click Apply. Note that the column name displays as Effort.
If you added the Effort (Date & Member) column, enter the effort, select a member, and then click Apply.
You can back out an erroneous entry by entering a negative number in the Effort field.
Making any changes to effort and done could impact any billing activities. VersionOne does not support the use of these fields to track billing.
Additional Fields Related to Effort
In addition to the fields mentioned above, you can also add these fields to the grid:
Effort (hrs) - Incremental work effort
Effort (hrs) by Owner- Incremental effort field by owner
Effort (hrs) w/Date & Member - Incremental work effort with date and member options, useful when doing centralized tracking as a team
Done (hrs) - Accumulated work effort
Done (hrs) Details Only - Accumulated work effort. Always shows specific entries for backlog item, defect, task and tests rows.
Done (hrs) Total - Accumulated work effort. This is a summary of value for assets that contain Workitems.
What else can I do on the grid?
To learn more about customizing the grid, visit Using the Grid.