When I'm using Jira/Greenhopper in the planning mode, I have a great breakdown of tasks and time remaining in any unstarted sprint. This is a very valuable view, but as soon as I hit start, it goes away. Similarly, if I use a quick filter on that screen, the totals are updated to reflect those changes, but after a sprint is started, the red/yellow/green numbers at the top of the sprint are not updated based on quick filters - where can I get this view?
I understand what happens if I add story points, and that is valuable, but I'm talking about the even more valuable (to me) view that can only be seen in the Plan mode *on an unstarted sprint* - it's summing task-level estimates and uses a black and gray view to show both totals and sub-totals based on quick filters. It's great stuff... but then it goes away.
Renjith - I know that the mental model Greenhopper is using transitions from Plan to Work mode as soon as the sprint starts and I don't have a problem with this, but the functionality I'm looking at (seeing statistics per person in an easy to use, summarized view) doesn't appear to exist in there. Burndown of the sprint is by team - good stuff overall, but not helpful by individual (or even better, by quick filter!)
Any other thoughts?
I would say, scrum and in turn GreenHopper is aimed at looking at a team level, for a statistics based on individuals, I would say that you setup a Dashboard with required gadgets that captures data aggregated at an individual level. Btw, what kind of statistics are you looking at an individual level?
And this red/yellow/green boxes on the top of the columns are based on issue count, not based on story points.
May be if you attach a screenshot it can explain it more, if you are talking about something else.
Alright - take a look above. This is from Planning Board, for an unstarted sprint. Let's see all the things we get here.
- We see the total count of things in the sprint, plus the total count AFTER any quick filters are applied (and I can use those awesome quick filters to wean things down based on functional area, person, or whatever I want)
- We see the total estimate of time for the items in the sprint, and we see the estimate for time AFTER the filters are applied. This is good stuff and it already exists!
As soon as I start the sprint or if I shift to the work board, I can't access this stuff. Why? Yes, you can say that you shouldn't really need to know this info by person, but the reality is there are a ton of use cases where you would like to know. Also, the filters don't have to be by person - it could be functional area or targetted release or anything, so I don't buy that line. Again, I can get this info other place, but not easily. It is clearly already implemented - it's just a question of exposing it or not.
Did you put the values in Story Points field when creating the issue? If you not able to see the field in issue create screen, kindly add the field in screen via Administration > Fields > Custom Field > Story Points > Default Screen. Hope it helps.
I agree that it would be very helpful to have a rudimentary ability to do capacity planning per sprint. That is identify hours available per team member in the Sprint and then provide some kind of report or guidance to indicate if people on team are under or over committed. This would be necessary to persist from Plan to Work mode.
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