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Questions tagged [reporting]

Use this tag for detailed questions about how to create or manage reports.

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Best way to report impact of accepting additional work in scope?

Org I work in is trying to be agile, but often struggles with respecting the committed scope during a sprint and keeps forcing us to accept new work. This is coming at a cost; happiness and quality. ...
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Report in MS Project (Hr/task/resource)

I am trying to find/create a report in MS Project 2013 in order to display hours done in a month by a certain group of resource or a resource only (they are already grouped in the Allocation tab) with ...
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Cost management without time tracking in Scrum

In my company I'm responsible for several software development teams. Lately our managers asked me to establish a time tracking system for our developers to have better overview over the actual costs ...
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Is it possible to sort JIRA tickets in the Reports area?

the question is very simple. Scenario is a Scrum Project. I would need to be able to sort tickets in the Reports are of a Scrum Project. Currently those tickets are separated per area, as Completed, ...
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What to do with control chart data?

I am running a kanban project, I am collecting cycle time data via control chart, what is the best way to use it?
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

I'm a software developer and I'm asked to log my time in Atlassian Jira for each of the subtasks we have in all the open stories. Sometimes we are in rush and I forget to log some time in the many ...
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Can you extract issues from Jira on premise for reporting to management?

We have had a lot of success using JIRA for our risks, issues, decisions and milestones. What I want to do, though, is to have these queried and represented on a dashboard with Gantt charts, issue ...
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Why does my Earned Value curve go back to zero

I managed to simulate a project in MS Project 2013. I created an initial planning, assigned ressources and put this in a baseline. Then I imagined two status for my project in two different dates. ...
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Should I ask developers to report hours in daily reports or ask them to keep the task tracking tool we use with this level of detail?

I am the IT manager in a company having 30 people in the IT team. There are 3 major teams, each with 7 to 8 people, + few other smaller teams. Different locations, cultures and timezones. Having ...
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Milestone Reporting Format - Any ideas?

If I'm expecting the delivery of around 50 items from a contractor, each with their own forecast delivery dates and agreed need dates, what is the optimal way to track the forecast dates each time it'...
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Effective Status Reports - How to bring management attention?

How should I structure my weekly status report in such a fashion that I can have senior management attention to the issues being reported? Being objective, how to properly and effectively report ...
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How to know when the project started in JIRA?

I am an admin for JIRA project following SCRUM approach. I am trying to report to my direct manager when the project was started. I went to Settingsand Timesheets.. and many places. And I cannot ...
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How to generate a lead time report in JIRA without a plugin?

Has anyone compiled a lead time report (in any format) from JIRA without the use of a plug-in? If so, how did you do it? The native Control Chart tracks cycle time but not individual times for ...
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How to create deliverables column in Gantt chart?

I’m taking Intro to Project Management online and the instructor has required us to produce Gantt charts with deliverables prominently in their own column on the far right. We can use any software we ...
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Report to Show Work During Current Week Only

I need to create a work-ahead dashboard for my team, for weekly planning meetings. We have tasks that span several weeks, so a task may be needing work in the current week but not starting or ending ...
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What process changes can I make to more accurately track both collaborative stories and individual time within Jira?

I'm currently working with an organization that is using the Jira Tempo Timesheets plugin to track developer time, but the way that Jira stories and tasks are being used fails to capture overhead ...
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Gantt charts with ranged estimates?

I'd like to create Gantt charts with ranged estimates (for reporting to non-technical execs) but don't want to use a web service (LiquidPlanner). How can I get Gantt charts with range estimates?
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Executive Summary Repetition

This might be an intuitive question but it seems that not much people knows it. Should I repeat information from last report's executive summary or should I only write what happened the week before ...
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Consulting and separating internal and external tickets

So, I'm helping an agile software consulting company to create a workflow between themselves and their customers. The goal is to provide the customer with an Agile way of approving features (stories) ...
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Is there a way to use your customized fields in reports created in MS project 2013?

I have some customized fields that I've created. I really need to find a way to use them while I'm creating customized reports in MS project, but I just see the built-in fields when I want to create ...
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How should I classifying my daily project activities into tags?

In the company where I work, I need to fill out a timesheet specifying how I spent my working hours for each project. I need to put the amount of time spent, and also a comment about how I spent that ...
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In TaskJuggler, how to manage multiple projects running in parallel

I manage three different projects with TaskJuggler. These project share some of the resources. I follow these suggestions and created three different .tjp files. I'm fine for my individual reports, ...
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How to draw stacked column chart with custom text fields?

I am working on a report on MS Project 2013. In this report there is chart. The chart is based : NumberOftasks (Y-axis) which is a custom field of type number. Localization (X-axis) which is done by ...
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Displaying a resource's tasks across multiple subprojects

I am having a bit of an issue getting the kind of report that I want from MS Project 2010. To get some background on my project, I am creating a master scheduled using multiple templates. The ...
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What is the quarterly report called after fourth quarter?

First of all, I apologize for such a minor question. I am not sure if this is a suitable platform for this. I am responsible for submitting quarterly reports for a project. I am doing this since last ...
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No Checkpoint Reports

I am running a Prince2/Waterfall project that is currently about 1/4 of the way through a 8 month timeline. I have been having trouble with Work Package owners not providing me with Checkpoint reports/...
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EVM in Research and Technology

Earned Value Management (EMV) sounds like a great and objective method for reporting. Precondition for applying EVM is that tasks or results are well defined and well distributed during the project. ...
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MS Project Professional 2013 Email Notifications

I am attempting to use MS Project Professional 2013 to send out automated outlook e-mails the week before a task is due among other automated e-mail tasks. Is this possible with the desktop program or ...
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What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue or exception report

What is the 'life-cycle' of an issue and exception report. I've seen the reports, and it looks like only one sheet that needs to filled out once. Of course, it may not be filled out completely at the ...
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Work statistics report for resources

I have a master file with several sub-projects and resources assigned to them. Is there a way to make a bar chart in Project Pro report that shows the work hours for resources based on the sub-...
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MS Project 2013 Reports: ACWP in Timephased Line Chart does not match ACWP in Column Chart or Table

Software Version: Microsoft Project 2013 Standard (15.0.4420.1017) Hello - I am creating a report in MS Project 2013. When I create a time-phased line chart containing ACWP, the ACWP shown in the ...
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Is reporting project progress in % to supervisors acceptable?

Currently I am working as a Project Manager in a big software project. Currently my supervisors require me to report each week to report the project's progress in percentage form, as in the example: ...
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linked tools together without micro managing?

so I'm managing a project thats larger than my normal scope - and while I'm pretty much on my own, some tasks will be handed out to others, and I need to report nearly daily on where we are at. Right ...
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How to get a good overview of team member utilization across multiple projects in TFS 2013

I would like to be able to see a weekly summary of scheduled hours of work across all TFS Team Projects in TFS 2013 for myself and other team member. This would, for example, let me look a few weeks ...
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Showing Microsoft Project files to people without Project

The project managers at my company were asked to use Microsoft Project 2013 to track our projects, but many of the business stakeholders do not have Project installed. It looks like I cannot just ...
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What is the best practice when trying to group projects for reporting?

We have a portfolio of applications and projects and we are trying to come up with a way to group projects into logical buckets for reporting, etc. Right now we have the following constructs: A ...
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How to track large number of similar projects and tasks?

I work in a university unit helping develop online courses. Upper administration wants a way of reporting these out there and how long our people are working on things. Each semester we are tasked ...
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Why do we use project RAG status instead of team confidence levels to make it more personal and accountable?

On lots of PM reporting decks you see the usual RAG status and I was wondering why we do this versus simply putting down "confidence levels" that make it more accountable and personal. "The project ...
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How to properly drop tasks in MS Project that have value

Once upon a time a project that I was managing running was fine, when all of a sudden due to dependencies of another project, senior management decided to freeze the project to focus on something else....
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How to present a “customer impacted” issue to senior management?

In production, there was an issue which impacted many customers. The issue was resolved in an hour but the damage was already done. Recovery is in progress. We need to explain this situation to Senior ...
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How to get a good overview of projects using TFS 2012

My team are just evaluating a move to a more agile process and one of the questions that has arisen is how best to track... Projects (upcoming, in progress, completed) Team capacity I'm hoping to ...
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Saving an MS Project Report to a file

Using MS Project 2010, if you click Project->Reports, you have a number of very useful reports, but it seems like the only thing you can do is print them. Can you save them to a file?
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What is the name for this type of chart?

I love using burndown charts, but they only work for finite chunks of work. Since I also help out groups that do continuous operational work, I wanted to develop a similar tool that would work for ...
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Schedule Control

Here's the scenario: You are building a schedule for a project that has a planned duration about three months. You are not concerned about project costs so you will not be doing EV. You are ...
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How can I visually represent interdependant resources?

This one may be tricky to explain, but here's the use case. Our organization aims to reduce the amount of "time-stealing" by other staff. We want to eventually see this visual indicator show less ...
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Can somebody be his/her own Scrum Master in a programming company?

If a programmer in a small company wants to be his own Scrum Master, and Scrum teams are supposed to be self-organizing, does that mean no one can manage him? If that's true, then: How can he manage ...
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Should meeting minutes be captured during Scrums of Scrums?

We hold daily Scrum of Scrums meetings on our project. The participants (i.e. non-technical managers) each manage several smaller projects and provide updates on their projects (from their daily ...
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How to keep a Scrum of Scrums meeting short and efficient given that reporting on non-technical issues can take a long time?

We are running a project with a team of around 60 people using Scrum. Half of the team reports to one project manager; half to another project manager. Those 2 project managers meet with the test lead ...
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MS Project: Week, Resource, Project crosstab view

I have MS Project 2010 server. I need to add view or report (whatever fits best), and it may be implemented on client or server (whatever fits best). I need a crosstab report where Resources will be ...
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How to collect Burn Down data during Sprints?

We just started with Scrum and are in our first sprint for a new software product. So far everything went well. As Scrum Master (former Project Manager) I build up all the knowledge I could find and ...