YouTrack YouTrack 5.2

Time Management

Now you control the time spent working on an issue, iteration or the whole project and compare it to the original estimation. Create time reports to know exactly how your team is moving on the project issues.

Introducing Time Tracking

A Smart Way to Add Work Items

We support adding work items to single or multiple issues via commands. Simply type this command: work 1d2h implemented basic logic to add a work item with the spent time as 1 day and 2 hours and the description “implemented basic logic.”

Adding Work Items

We’ve added a new tab called Time Tracking to the full issue screen, where you add work items that indicate your progress on specific issue.

Estimation vs. Spent Time

Estimate the time to complete an issue and track the actual time spent as you work on it. Check the progress for a visual indication of the time left to complete the work, according to the original estimate.

Summarize Spent Time

YouTrack calculates the time spent working on a feature or any parent issue by summarizing the time spent working on all its sub-tasks. This way you can always track your progress on the whole feature/user story.

Time Report

Time Report

Track the total time spent working on a specific subsystem, iteration, project, during a certain time period, by creating Time Report. For example, use this search query:
project: JBC #Resolved –Bugs
to create a time report, including all the resolved issues in JBC project, excluding bugs. Specify the time period, choose to group the report per user or per issue, export or print it.

Enable Time Tracking per Project & User

Enable Read/Update Time Tracking permission to allow a user to see the Time Tracking tab/add a work item. Access to the Estimation/Spent Time fields is granted in the standard way of accessing any custom field. Enable Time Tracking and create/choose Estimation and Spent Time fields to be used in your project.

Track Spent Time Automatically

Enable Time Tracking and attach the default workTimer workflow to a project to track Spent Time automatically. The workflow tracks the time an issue spends In Progress, and adds an appropriate work item automatically when the issue gets Fixed.