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Total Estimate Time Not Shown in Parent Work Item


Kaoru Hosokawa (3666) | asked Jun 18 '08, 10:34 p.m.
This has probably been discussed before, but I could not find the thread.

I create a work item which has some subwork items. In the "Planned Items" tab of the "Plan Editor", I can see the parent work items and its children work items nested. However, the parent work item does not display the total estimate time of its children work items.

I think I know why and would like to confirm. Since the parent work item can itself have an estimate time, the estimate time area (next to the clock icon) is used to display the parent estimate time and not the total estimate time of its children. Is my understanding correct?

If so then perhaps we need a work item group that groups work items.

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Michael Schneider (886) | answered Jun 20 '08, 5:52 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
Hi,

this is correct. However, you can see the accumulated time of all work
items that belong to a group, below the respective progress bar.
Additionally, you can see for each group how much work was already done.

You can create and nest custom groups as required in the Folders mode.
Then assign the work items to the groups.

I hope this answers your question.

-MikeS
Jazz Agile Planning Team

hosokawa wrote:
This has probably been discussed before, but I could not find the
thread.

I create a work item which has some subwork items. In the
"Planned Items" tab of the "Plan Editor", I can
see the parent work items and its children work items nested.
However, the parent work item does not display the total estimate
time of its children work items.

I think I know why and would like to confirm. Since the parent work
item can itself have an estimate time, the estimate time area (next
to the clock icon) is used to display the parent estimate time and
not the total estimate time of its children. Is my understanding
correct?

If so then perhaps we need a work item group that groups work items.

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Dirk Baeumer (4811) | answered Jun 20 '08, 9:30 a.m.
JAZZ DEVELOPER
In addition the plans preview mode show the progress of the child work
items plus the sum of all estimates. See attached screen shot

Dirk
Agile Planning Team

Michael Schneider wrote:
Hi,

this is correct. However, you can see the accumulated time of all work
items that belong to a group, below the respective progress bar.
Additionally, you can see for each group how much work was already done.

You can create and nest custom groups as required in the Folders mode.
Then assign the work items to the groups.

I hope this answers your question.

-MikeS
Jazz Agile Planning Team

hosokawa wrote:
This has probably been discussed before, but I could not find the
thread.

I create a work item which has some subwork items. In the
"Planned Items" tab of the "Plan Editor", I can
see the parent work items and its children work items nested.
However, the parent work item does not display the total estimate
time of its children work items.

I think I know why and would like to confirm. Since the parent work
item can itself have an estimate time, the estimate time area (next
to the clock icon) is used to display the parent estimate time and
not the total estimate time of its children. Is my understanding
correct?

If so then perhaps we need a work item group that groups work items.

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