System-wide Time Tracking Settings
System-wide time tracking settings help YouTrack count and transform the values of period-type issue fields and work items. When users log their progress on an issue by creating work items, these settings transform the number of working hours into days and weeks of spent time.
For example, a user logs four hours of work on Monday and another four hours on Tuesday. If the Hours per Day is set to 8, the total time spent is shown as 1 day. If this setting had been configured for 10-hour work days, the total time spent would be 8 hours.
What These Settings Affect
These settings affect how work items logged by developers, and estimates and spent time are calculated and transformed.
The list of workdays also affect calculations on an agile board:
- The ideal burndown that is shown on the Burndown report for a sprint has "steps" that represent non-working days. These steps indicate that progress is not expected on non-working days.
- Non-working days in the sprint calendar are also highlighted for better recognition.