plan time - tempo and Jira

When creating a new issue/task in Jira, there is a field for "Original Estimate". This field is to plan out the estimated effort to complete the task.

In Tempo, I have the ability to "Plan Time" by doing the same thing i did before when I created the task; I can estimate the amount of effort it will take me to compelte the task.

My question is how do I have the two fields communicate with each other? The issue i run into is when i start to log my work. When i begin to log work, the time is not subtracted from the original estimate on the main tempo timesheet screen but only subtracts from the plan time that i put in tempo. Further on the tempo timesheet page it does not show the planned time that was entered when i orignally put the estimate when creating the task.

can someone help me integrate the original estimate with tempo? is this possible?

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Original Estimate in the Plan Time dialog and Timesheet Reports were added in 7.6. But they are onlly for display purposes.

Hi Vivek

Please contribute on this issue by adding a comment that will help our developers to evaluate this request.

The complexity might be that planning is on a user level while the original estimate is on an issue level. This is ok if only one user is working for each issue.

Sverrir Tynes
Tempo support

Any update on this issue? Tempo is great for storing time against a task but I can't see an obvious way in finding out the variance between work and Original Estimate?

Hi Kevin, we are working on various fronts to give you better reporting on estimate vs actuals. If you have a look at the Program Kanban view in Tempo Planner you will see an example of this kind of functionality on Epic level but we are working on more functionality to be released later.

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