How can I set estimate for a scrum issue?

Hi,

 

Can you please explain how I can set estimated time for a scrum issue?

I have the field where log work asks how to amend the estimate, but don't seem to have the option to set the estimate itself. Tried it as backlog issue and looked for the field "estimate" but no luck.

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

 

Gabor

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The "field" you need is "original estimate".  I use quotes because the field is not quite a simple "field" in the sense that others are.  The field is called "Time Tracking" when you are an admin configuring the screens and projects, but it displays different labels and inputs at different times depending on the context.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Can you tell me how I can set this to be visible? I don't see such options as "time tracking".

You need to make sure the time-tracking is on the create/edit screens - https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Configuring+Fields+and+Screens

I've noticed on most screens for administrators there is a "where is my field?" button which I have found extremely helpful.

Thank you that helped - only now I wonder if I´ve missed the chance to set an Original Estimate once the issues are already created with that set in that first "create" screen. When I open to Edit I get other options but not to set the "original estimate" it seems, or can that be done?

Sounds like you are using different screens for "Create" and "Edit" - just add the timetracking field to the "Edit" screen as well as create.

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