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I would like to replace Story Points with a custom field called Estimated Effort in Days

Hi guys, I would like to replace Story Points with a custom field called Estimated Effort in Days, we are trying something different in our team. I have created two custom fields called Estimated Effort in Days and Actual Number of Days. These fields are visible on the Issues Story, Task, Bug, New Feature and working as expected. I have removed the Story Points field from these same Issue Types.

I would now like to display this Estimated Effort in Days on the Backlog view and replace the Story Points, ie the value displayed in the grey circle.

I have removed Story Points from Contexts and default value for our Project. It now no longer displays on the Backlog. This is the expected behaviour.


I have created a new Context for Custom field Estimated Effort in Days and set it on the necessary Issue Types and Project.



But for some reason this value will just not display on the Backlog Issues (ie. in the grey circle not on a new line). I have seen time been displayed in this grey circle so it is not only for Story Points.

Here it displays as expected in the right side detailed panel.


Any advice will be appreciated.

Thank you



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Alex Community Leader Dec 03, 2021

Hi @Kevin 

Based on your detailed description, which was pretty helpful to understand what you are trying to accomplish. I would say that the only missing piece is to define the Estimated Effort in Days field as the Estimation Statistic for your board:



I did a test myself and it worked beautifully:


I hope it helps. If this answer helps solve the problem, please come back and mark this answer as solved to help other community members with the same challenge. If not, you are welcome to share your solution as well.



That worked perfectly, thank you for the quick response and solution Alex 👍🏻


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