How to efficiently track "costs" or estimate cost for different resources?


whats the best practice for tracking costs for different resources by using JIRA?


I have a team which is build up with People from different suppliers? At the Moment we use one JIRA borad but it is hard or almost imposible to get the cost Information per supplier.


Is there a common way to solve this? Or is the only solution to use different boards per supplier? But with different board it is hard to keep and/or care the dependencies between the Tasks.


Thanks in advance.

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I will just calculate the "Logged Work" by my users and use that data.

Thanks for the answer. But I'm not locking for the "logged work" of each member, I'm more interested in the work of each supplier has done or have to be done by a supplier. In my context a supplier is represented by more than one Team member.

For example supplier A has to 2 persons specialized for UX-Tasks and supplier B has 4 persons which do the development. In an ideal agile Team each Team member can do the work of each other Team member. But thats the therory. In my Team they are more specialized than gerneralized. So I only can plan UX-Task for 2 People for one sprint and for the development I can plan with 4 People doing their stuff. What I'm locking at is a good practice to determine the working load for each supplier, so it fits in one sprint.

I'm thinking about to double the user stories and to tag either with lable "supplier a" or "supplier b". But the drawback will be the doubled number of user stories. And the dependency Management will grow.


Subtasks are not an Option because on the rapid board the estimated time for all subtasks per story is not shown.

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