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[closed] Accumulated Time in Roadmap view of a plan

Sumant Renukarya (1.1k23339) | asked Apr 16 '14, 3:33 p.m.
closed Apr 04 '23, 5:42 a.m. by David Honey (1.8k17)

This is in both RTC 4.0.5 and RTC 4.0.6 using the default scrum process template.

I have a project with a Main development line à Release 1.0; The timeline for this Release 1.0 is [4/16/2014-5/6/2014]. There are 2 sprints.

In Sprint 1 [4/16/2014 – 5/6/2014]

Sprint 2 [5/7/2014-5/26/2014]

For Sprint 1, I add a story and 2 child tasks. For task 1, the estimated time is 2d and for task 2, the estimated time is 4d.

Now, if I go to the plan which contains these work items, select ‘Roadmap’ view, the Accumulated time for the story shows the bar from 17 April 2014 to May 13 2014.

For task 1 accumulated time shows as 17th April to 25th April and for task 2 from 25th April to May 13th.  Both these tasks and stories are currently in In Progress state.

Going by the details in here for Roadmap view, it tells:

“The Accumulated Time column displays the duration bar for each work item indicating the duration taken to resolve the work item.”


How is the accumulated time calculated here? Can someone who is familiar explain?

Is this a defect?

I have checked this discussion, verified the user work details, work hours per day and the rest. But doesn’t help.

Thank you

Lily Wang commented Apr 16 '14, 10:07 p.m.

Have you checked the percentage allocation of the user for the project/timeline?

Sumant Renukarya commented May 27 '14, 10:27 a.m.

Thanks Lily. Yes, the problem was with the percentage allocation. I have provided more details below.  

The question has been closed for the following reason: "Problem is not reproducible or outdated" by davidhoney Apr 04 '23, 5:42 a.m.

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Sumant Renukarya (1.1k23339) | answered May 27 '14, 10:27 a.m.
 The reason the begin and end date for a task in this case being incorrect is because the user was allocated the default work time.
The values I was noticing as explained is because the user was allocated only 25% to the timeline the plan belonged to.
To verify this, login to https://<localhost>:9443/ccm/admin;
Go to Users --> Select the User;
Go to Work Environment --> Work Allocations
Select the Project Area and the iteration in question here; Edit;
You will notice that 'Default Allocation' is selected; Uncheck this,
Change the allocation percent to say 100%; Set the start and end date.
Save this.
After this one will notice that the begin and end date for a task is calculated as expected.
The Accumulated time has a direct dependency on the Work Environment of the User (Work Days, Allocation Percentages).
Altering the users allocation and making it to 100% for the plans timeline, shows the exact number of days under accumulated time.
Also altering the Work Days, to make Sunday a working day, reduces the end time on task four.