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I've noticed Capacity Tracker has a tendency to be over-optimistic in its tracking for us, and it seems the problem is it can't cope with partial days. You either get an entire day's worth of hours allocated for a person, or you get nothing.
If a sprint has only one hour in a day, the tracker still thinks a person can do a whole day's work in that day.
If a day has only one minute left in it, the tracker still thinks a person can do a whole day's work in that day.
This means the estimates are only accurate:
- First thing in the morning, before anyone's started work.
- Where a sprint finishes at the end of a day.
The first of these causes capacity to 'yo-yo' around the place, as hours remaining get reduced during the day, but the hours tracked remain the same. Green at the end of the day can be red the following morning.
The second one is tricky for us, as our sprints finish part way through a day, which means the working day can get counted in both the old sprint and the new sprint, creating non-existent time out of thin air.
Is there a way to avoid this and have it take into account hours (not just days) in the sprint, and count the passage of hours (not just days) for the sprint time remaining?