Time tracking on sub-tasks

HI All

We are stuck in a time tracking issue on jira.

We usually estimate our stories in days and later on the stories are broken down in tens of sub-tasks. Each developers again estimates each of the sub-tasks and logs time on sub-tasks

What it effectively means is that the total estimate gets over-inflated because we are counting the estimate twice (once on parent story and then again on sub-tasks).

Things get even more complicated when you run agile, and due to this the burndown get over-inflated.

What is the possible solution to our problem of double counting of estimates?

Rahul

 

 

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Hi, I'd like to understand how this should work correctly too.

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Hey Rahul,

There are some requests in https://jira.atlassian.com regarding the estimation in subtasks:

Some of them (last two) have some workarounds suggested in the comments, which might be helpful for your case.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,
Andre 

 

Hello, I came to know that this issue persists in all JIRA Instances, can anyone suggest me any workaround that can be followed. Regards, Vasu

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Hello,

Any update on this query. Any workaround which we can use for now?

Have the issues been resolved? 

Can anyone please provide more information on this.

 

Regards, 

Vasu

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Hello, I came to know that this issue persists in all JIRA Instances, can anyone suggest me any workaround that can be followed. Regards, Vasu

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It's kind of astounding to me that this is still a problem. The closest thing I've seen resembling an answer was a comment in another thread to the effect of, "Atlassian uses the assumptions of Scrum, which means you don't include sub-tasks in estimates. This makes no sense at all to me - we don't all work in pure Scrum environments. Some of us just want a way of quickly showing the totals of all the work involved in an Epic. Atlassian, please pay attention.

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