What is a good way to track meeting hours

We track work hours spent on tickets. I want to figure out a good way to track meeting hours; technical meeting, stand ups, demos, sprint planning, and so forth. Any good ideas on how to track the meeting hours that occur during a sprint? I don't want to log against the stories themselves.

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Tyler Brown Community Champion Nov 17, 2017

Hey Dave,

At the beginning of every Sprint you could set up a separate Story (or other issue type, maybe a Spike or Pink Card) to track time for meeting notes.  This would also give you a good break down of how much time is spent each Sprint.

If you use sub-tasks you could also have each person create their own sub-task to get a good visualization of who spent time on meetings each Sprint.

Hope this helps,

Tyler

I've thought of doing this, but I keep thinking there must be a better way.  Is there a JIRA plug-in that would do meeting tracking?  It seems a little hokey to have a story for meeting hours..  Any ideas?

Not really.  The problem is that you really want to record time and the only way that counts in Jira is a work log on an issue.  Doing anything else means Jira won't know about it.

A lot of places log one "meeting" issue per sprint, or, when they have a regular cadence (e.g. planning + standup + retrospective  all add up to 4.5 hours for everyone in each sprint on average), ignore the tracking completely, as it's simple overhead.

Maybe the right approach is to create a story and estimate how many hours of meetings will be in the sprint, and then track against that, and learn how much time we really spend on meetings...

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