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Are there best practices with time tracking?

Are there any best practices for this? Personally, I know of only three: Figuring out what exactly you want to measure. Accepting a certain degree of measurement error. Trust You say that your ...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

The direct answer to your question is that how you bill your time to the client is not addressed in Scrum. Therefor there is no billing model that is expressly anti-scrum. If adding a place on the ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

What are the best practices for tracking time for developers? Don't do it, unless you can explain why you need it and what you do with the results. Negative example: Our company has recently ...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

Scrum works best if you have good product ownership, fixed-length iterations and a stable team. If the backlog is determined by the client and the team is stable then (barring leave and unexpected ...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

TL;DR Scrum is based on an empirical control methodology. While not directly stated in the Scrum Guide, it essentially posits a roughly-constant run rate for each Sprint, allowing predictable ...
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How can a small dev team track time successfully?

A tool won't save you. Discipline will. Other professionals, such as lawyers, do it all the time for decades, with accuracy, and without a fancy tool.
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Tracking hours for Managers/Scrum Master

Analysis HR is going to use the breakdown. Mostly it would be an audit of the time spent and some insights into areas where people are spending time. This is a known anti-pattern. If the team is ...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

I'm confused. You say you bill hours to the client. By that I understand "hours of work". Scrum ceremonies are part of the work the team is doing. When you hold a daily standup for example, ...
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How can a small dev team track time successfully?

Wonder if you really need to: understand the internal costs Maybe track it for a while, but don't force developers to track time unless it is absolutely necessary. Like billing clients per hour, ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

How do I do this in a way that doesn't punish people for being human at work? Tracking time implies a lack of trust. This may be more acceptable in some areas than others. Considering the intrinsic ...
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Cost management without time tracking in Scrum

If you need to track costs, track it at the Scrum Team level rather than at the individual level. A simple way to do this is to take a blended cost per person and multiply it by the number of people ...
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

One of the free option available is to use the browser extension named Jira Assistant available in below url. This extension has lot more useful features which not only helps to generate report, but ...
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

You can use worklogAuthor and worklogDate parameters for your needs. Your query will be like: project = "My Project" AND worklogAuthor = currentUser() AND worklogDate = now() You will get all ...
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Time Logs for Project Manager

First of all, you might not be the first person to face this problem at your company. As each company has distinct scenarios and needs, they fastest approach is discussing the problem with other ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

It is already presumed (or should be) that x hours of time = y hours of actual productivity where y < x. I am using variables because I think that the actual ratio can vary industry by industry and ...
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How to represent time durations (e.g. time spent), in Excel, in hours-minutes-seconds?

What kind of reports are those? If they are technical and accurracy is important, they should not be in Excel and they should not be edited manually. Get a program and a real database. If they are for ...
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Are there best practices with time tracking?

Trackings Hours Instead of Results is an Agile Anti-Pattern What are the best practices for tracking time for developers? Just don't. The agile best practice is generally to measure outcomes, not ...
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Todo Note taking and Eisenhower Decision Matrix - Quadrant 2: Not Urgent but Important Tasks

I would suggest the use of a prioritized list + scheduling recurring blocks of dedicated time to work on the items on the list. The schedule ensures that you are dedicating time to Important Non-...
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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

It is bad practice because Scrum has no ceremonies. Scrum has events and they serve for inspection and adaptation. Planning work and monitoring progress is not overhead but an integral part of the ...
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Best practice for tracking management activities

Regardless of the methodology or project management approach you use, you always tailor processes to the needs of organisation and project. Tracking time spent on meetings, communication and a ...
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Time Logs for Project Manager

The type of work you do, where you cut across many types of tasks in a supply and demand way, you should charge your time against a single level of effort task that cuts across the entire period of ...
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Cost management without time tracking in Scrum

While I agree with Barnaby that tracking time (or, really, tracking almost anything) at the Team level is better than at the individual level, I agree with you that tracking Time at all is not ideal. ...
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How can a small dev team track time successfully?

I would only worry about this if you really need to understand cost of goods sold, are doing billable work, or do accounting for software capitalization. It's better to just track team throughput ...
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What process changes can I make to more accurately track both collaborative stories and individual time within Jira?

My approach would be: Let both developers log work on the issue they worked on together. It is the simple truth that if 2 developers worked for an hour on to then 2 hours are spent. The logged work ...
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