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Time tracking on sub-tasks

Rahul Aich [Nagra] Feb 03, 2015

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

 

 

7 answers

2 votes
Peter Vogel Jul 25, 2018

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.

1 vote
Roman Gaufman Apr 08, 2019

Any update on this? - I want the total time estimate to reflect what's in the sub tasks :(

0 votes
Alexey Skorikov Mar 24, 2015

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

0 votes
Andre Quadros Petry Atlassian Team Mar 30, 2015

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 

 

Vasu Bangera Apr 16, 2015

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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Vasu Bangera Mar 31, 2015

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

0 votes
Vasu Bangera Apr 16, 2015

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

0 votes
Hector Gomes Jun 04, 2019

There's some update for this issue?
This is a kind of thing which is surreal do not be fixed yet. I saw requests since 2012.

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