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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
 How does one use the "effort" fields (e.g., the Planned Effort field in the Requirement Details screen and the other Effort fields in the Task Details screen).
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Adam SAdam S
re: Adam S on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The effort fields are used as follows:
- Requirement Planned Effort = the high level 'top-down' initial estimate of the functionality at the "user story" level
- Task Estimated Effort = the developer estimate of how long each task will take. The system will sum these up to the parent requirement so that this 'bottom-up' estimate can be compared with the original top-down estimate
- Task Remaining Effort = the amount of time during development left to complete the task (updated by the developer during development) - indicates the % complete
- Task Actual Effort = the amount of time taken by the develop (so far) in completing the task.

The Projected Effort is a read-only field that gives an indication of the final total estimate for the task based on the actual hours consumed and the time remaining.

Throstur JonssonThrostur Jonsson
re: Adam S on Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I have the same question actually. How can I register "Actual Effort" on daily basis, and then get for example a month or quarter report on "Acutal effort" per day, per week, etc.?
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