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Correction field - Delta or Time Spent duplicate

Mahari Hill (4861179230) | asked Apr 18 '14, 1:24 p.m.

I have searched the forums and I am just trying to clear up something.

Work item Scenario:
Estimate - 4d
Time Spent - 13h
Work Item resolved.
  1. When the work item is resolved, do you put the Time Spent in to the Correction field (13h), or the Delta of Time Spent and Estimate - 19h?
  2. Is Correction only modified when you Resolve the work item? Or
    1. Is Correction modified each day like Time Spent? After the first day, if the developer thinks he needs only 2 more days, does he put 8hrs in Time spent, and change Correction to 3d?

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Apr 18 '14, 1:53 p.m.
edited Apr 18 '14, 2:32 p.m.

net, Corrected estimate is the NEW total estimate.

you should change the (corrected) estimate, as soon as you think you know, cause it affects the users loading.
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Mahari Hill commented Apr 18 '14, 2:30 p.m.


You should change the "estimate (field) as soon as you think you know"? Or change the correction as soon as you know?

When you resolve, do you modify the Correction to the actual time?

sam detweiler commented Apr 18 '14, 2:33 p.m.

correct, I edited by words.. corrected estimate..

I personally recommend AGAINST changing the Corrected estimate.

this way you have data to use to analyze your estimating skills.  both original and corrected.

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