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Time tracking Project Managers

Dear community,

I am new to Jira and just starting working for a company that use Jira for development issue tracking. Now all the developer have their time logged with each issue. Only we are project managers track our time in Toggl. Would it be not possible for the project managers to also have their time logged in Jira. 

Questions:

1. Is this possible?

2. As we have Project Managers who need to log their time for each project, and some work full time on 1 project but need to log them also for the project. 

Looking forward in your feedback.

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew 

2 answers

Hi Rob,

Thanks, I will look into this. 

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Just create a time logging task - doesnt have to do anything but act as a place for the assignee to track time. You could even create a custom issue type to make it clear what its purpose is.

The problem with this approach is it adds another issue.  This is one thing I've noticed about so much of the Agile methodology - so many excess issues flying around. 

So lets say you're working on one issue - now you need two to deal with.  One for the work and one for the time, and unless someone set up automation now you have to close both.

I was assuming the PMs were not working directly on tasks, and that any work done directly on specific project tasks would be logged to that task. I prefer having all my info in one spot, so Id create a task for "misc" activities like this. I do pretty well all my project management through filters and JQL, so I can make it work for me. And I do use this approach for both agile and non-agile projects.

You can create different boards & dashboards to reduce the clutter and focus the views into the project if there are too many tasks.

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