Greenhopper questions task Hours VS Original estimate

What is the difference between task hours and original estimate when used by Greenhopper?

Looks like the estimate is based on task hours and not Original Estimate field.

Is there a doc on the calculations??

Also we are looking at how these fields are affected by the guidline field. It does not show a straight slope line From the DOC: Guideline (solid line) — The ideal burndown. This is computed with the remaining estimates, not the original estimates of the hours remaining at the version's start date. Hence, this calculation makes the guideline slope more accurate and precise.

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Timothy Chin Community Champion May 14, 2013

What is the difference between task hours and original estimate when used by Greenhopper?

The Original Estimate is used by the Time Tracking functionality in JIRA. Task hours (I would assume) are numeric values that will be used to "estimate" the time it takes to complete the issue.

Looks like the estimate is based on task hours and not Original Estimate field

Correct.

Is there a doc on the calculations?

No. There are no docs.

The guideline (grey line) is just a straight line from the start of the sprint to the end of the sprint. It is based on the estimates defined when the sprint is started.

Thanks. In our case the guideline(grey line) has steps. NOT STRAIGHT

What calculates the steps and what drives the start & end points of the burnup/burndown. We assumed it would be on the same line

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Teodora [Botron]
Published Thursday in Marketplace Apps

Jira Inferno: The Nine Circles of Jira Administration Hell

If you spend enough time as a Jira admin - whether you are managing a single, mid-sized instance, a large enterprise one or juggling multiple instances at once - you will eventually find yourself in ...

974 views 5 18
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot