In this section, you can configure how the work (effort required to complete the task) is determined.
The work required for each task can be estimated using Time Tracking and/or another estimate attribute, such as Story Points, a text or numeric custom field, or even a formula.
- For both Time Tracking and custom estimates, you need to specify the Default Estimate, which will be used for tasks with no estimate defined.
- For custom estimates, you need to define the attribute's Value (Story Points, minutes, hours, etc.).
- For Story Points, you also have to define an Hours Ratio, or how many hours are in each story point. This is used to convert Story Points into hours and back.
Using Time Tracking AND Custom Estimate
If you are working on a project where teams use both time tracking and a custom estimate, you can select both options. By default, Time Tracking will be preferred.
If you use both options and Time Tracking is preferred, Structure.Gantt will calculate time tracking using:
- Time Spent + Remaining Estimate, if work is logged for the task.
- Original Estimate, if no work is logged.
- The custom estimate attribute value, if no work is logged and there is no Original Estimate.
- Default Estimate, if no other estimate information is available.
If you adjust the task duration by changing the size of the task bar in the chart, Structure.Gantt will update the Time Tracking data, even if the task estimate was originally set using a custom estimate. If you want to use the custom estimate instead, check the Prefer Custom Estimate over Time Tracking box.
Work estimates define the amount of work (or effort) required to complete a task. The exact duration of the task will depend on the amount of work, the resource assigned to the task and the calendar. Please see the Resource Management section for more details.