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Harvest time tracking

Hi, can I replace jira time tracking with harvest. I especialle want to compare time estimate against real time. Best, Milan

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I didn't know it before but it seems that's a free cloud app so just give it a try and see if it fits your needs.

Also... You could further describe your use case because vanilla jira already allows to easily compare estimation vs time actually logged. You can also search for issues satisfying a certain relationship with JQL right out of the box. Something like:

timespent >0 and originalEstimate >0 and workratio >100

to find issues where more time than originally estimated has been logged.

Hi @Milan Schnorrer ,

One of the solutions from the Atlassian marketplace is Status Time app developed by our team. It provides reports on how much time passed in each status as well as status entry dates and status transition count.

Once you enter your working calendar into the app, it takes your working schedule into account too. That is, "In Progress" time of an issue opened on Friday at 5 PM and closed on Monday at 9 AM, will be a few hours rather than 3 days. It has various other reports like assignee time, status entry dates, average/sum reports(eg. average in progress time per project).

Here is the online demo link, you can see it in action and try.

If you are looking for a free solution, you can try the limited version Status Time Free. Hope it helps.

Hello @Milan Schnorrer ,

The thing I am going to propose is unrelated to Harvest but I believe it can give you the same results. Our team at OBSS built Time in Status app for this need. It is available for Jira Server, Cloud and Data Center.

Time in Status allows you to see how much time each issue spent on each status or assigned to each assignee. You can also combine statuses into consolidated columns to see metrics like Ticket Age, Cycle Time or Lead Time, etc. 

You can calculate averages and sums of those durations grouped by issue fields you select. (For example see the total InProgress time per Epic, or average Resolution Time per issuetype).

Additionally, you can add issue fields to this report.

For example in the screenshots below, you see a Time in Status report that shows status durations for a project. It also contains the Lead Time column that shows the total of ToDo and In Progress columns (this is fully customizable of course) and it also shows Original Estimate and Remaining Estimate values.

tisCloud_StatusDuration_LeadTime_with Estimates.png

You can also see Time in Status reports on issue view pages and dashboards. (The screenshots below show different report outputs but you can get any kind of Time in Status report on issue view and dashboard pages, both as data table and chart)

tisCloud_IssueView_Chart_StackedColumn.png   AverageStatusDurationByComponent_Data.png

The app calculates its reports using already existing Jira issue histories so when you install the app, you don't need to add anything to your issue workflows and you can get reports on your past issues as well.

Using Time in Status you can:

  • See how much time each issue spent on each status, assignee, user group and also see dates of status transitions.
  • Calculate averages and sums of those durations grouped by issue fields you select. (For example see average InProgress time per project and per issuetype.)
  • Export your data as XLS, XLSX or CSV.
  • Access data via REST API. (for integrations)
  • Visualize data with various chart types.
  • See Time in Status reports on Jira Dashboard gadgets (released for cloud, server&DC gadget coming soon)


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