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RTC- Scenario where one developer works on many projects


Jia jang (425) | asked Feb 21 '17, 11:08 p.m.
edited Feb 21 '17, 11:49 p.m.

  lets suppose , there is a situation where one developer works on many projects ,

ex. adam is a developer and he works on many project like project A, B , C, D, ...etc.
adam spends 2 days for project A , 3 days for project C , and then 5 days for project B ,or alternatively etc.

how can we track all this adam's activities in RTC/RM ?
that manager will also able to see the activities perform by adam .i.e he spent 3 days for project A and so on...
 

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Ralph Schoon (55.5k23642) | answered Feb 23 '17, 3:13 a.m.
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RTC is designed to help with planning. It is not designed to be a work tracking tool that can answer in all circumstances how much work a user did when in all contexts.

 The problem in the question is assumptions. The assumption seems to be that one project is equivalent to a project area, which is not the only and not necessarily always the best way to organize.


If you consider project equal to project area, RTC using the agile templates does requires you to allocate a percentage of the developers time to each project area/team area. Wit the formal template you can allocate the user in a percentage or in an interval. 

To track all the work of the user, you can try to use Jazz Reporting Service and create a report that shows the work items and the estimated effort and the time spent. Otherwise you would have to look at all the plans of all the projects the user works against.

It would also be possible to organize the developers in on project area (e.g. one for each department). The developers would plan their work against a weekly iteration structure and have tasks for that work in their plan. This is much easier for the developer to cope with and for everyone to see how much work has been completed and how much is open and project if the weekly target is achievable. 

The Projects would use cross project plans to track the work done in the different departments.

Still, keep in mind that RTC only knows about the estimated hours and the correction/time spent the users enters. It does not report when a user actually works at something.

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