Estimated time for Bamboo build env is grossly incorrect

The estimated time for completing the bamboo build for our project environment is usually over 30 mins. But in practice it gets done in about 5-6 minutes.
Having it so grossly incorrect is a problem. Having better estimates will help plan one's work.

I want to know how does Bamboo get the estimated remaining time for a building process and what could we do to improve the accuracy of the estimated time. Thanks in advance.

2 answers

Hi Amy,

Could it be a case that you had a hung build before now? Thois is becaise the buidl duration is estimated based on heuritistics of previous builds

Hi Sultan,

I didn't see any hung build before.

For this project, there is totally 16 times build. The average duration for the first 6 builds is 70 minutes. The average duration for next 4 times is 17 min. And the average duration for recent 6 builds is only 5 minutes.

Could the estimated remaining time be according to how many changes are committed instead of just based on heuritisitcs of previous builds?

Thanks Sultan.

I don't know if this applies to you, but the average time for a plan takes into account queue wait time while the average time for a job within in a plan does not.

Thanks Brent.

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