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Spira 4.2 User Manual Help Viewer

1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access
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1. Introduction
2. Functionality Overview
3. User/Project Management
4. Requirements Management
5. Test Case Management
6. Incident Tracking
7. Release Management
8. Task Tracking
9. Resource Tracking
10. Document Management
11. Reports Center
12. Source Code
13. Planning Board
14. Mobile Access

8.2.3. Overview - Schedule

In this mode, the main pane displays the general schedule and completion status of the specific task. You can enter/edit the start-date, end-date (i.e. the due-date), estimated, actual and remaining effort. From this the system will calculate the progress, percentage complete and projected final effort.

The different effort values mean the following:

  • Estimated Effort – This is the original estimate for how long the task would take to complete.
  • Actual Effort – This is the current amount of effort that has been expended in completing the task. This does not indicate the completion progress
  • Remaining Effort – This is the estimate for how it will take from the current state to complete the task. The % complete is calculated from this value in conjunction with the estimated effort:% Complete = 100% - (Remaining Effort / Estimated Effort)
  • Projected Effort – This is value that the system is projecting it will take to complete the task. This is calculated from the Actual Effort and Remaining Effort:Projected Effort = (Actual Effort + Remaining Effort)If the actual effort is not specified, the projected effort will be the same as the estimated effort.

Note that if this task is currently assigned to a release or iteration, the start-date and end-date of the task must lie within the date-range of the parent release/iteration. If your task looks like it will not be completed in the available timeframe, you will need to contact the project manager to get them to either extend the date-range of the task, or consider moving the task to the next iteration.