Time Management

Enable time tracking for your project and track the time spent working on an issue, an iteration, or the whole project, and compare it to the original estimation. Set up work types that define the work being done by the members of your team, such as development, testing, or any custom type. Create time reports to track the time your team spends implementing a specific user story, or the whole project.

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Add work items manually

Use the “Add spent time” button in the YouTrack Classic interface to add work items on the issue page that indicate the progress that you or your teammates have made on a specific issue. Add a comment, specify the type of work done, and the date it was completed.

Add work items smartly

Use commands to add work items to single or multiple issues. Simply type a command like add work Testing Today 2h 45m verifying the texts to log the 2 hours and 45 minutes of work you did today for texts verification.

Estimation vs. spent time

Estimate the time to complete an issue, and then track the actual time spent as you work on it.

Summarize spent time

YouTrack automatically calculates the time spent working on a feature or any parent issue by aggregating the time spent working on all its subtasks. This way you can always track your progress on a whole feature or user story.

Time management for sprints on the Agile board

Get clear estimations and spent time totals for your tasks on the Agile board by enabling Time Tracking for your project. You’ll get the total Estimation/Spent time for the whole sprint, each swimlane, each column and each task on the board.

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Burndown chart

If time tracking is enabled, you can get the Ideal Burndown calculated in actual days and hours according to your estimation. Remaining effort shows the actual time left to complete all tasks, and spent time reflects the total amount of work items added for the current sprint tasks. You can choose to display the Burndown chart based on the original and actual estimations, or based on the estimation and spent time values.

Time reports

Get reports on the time your team spent working on specific subsystems, iterations, or projects during a selected time period.

Specify the time period and group your report by the type of work done. You can switch your report view to show time added per user, per issue, or per project.

Time tracking per project & user

Enable Time Tracking and create or choose Estimation and Spent Time fields to be used in your project. Estimation and Spent Time fields can be accessed in the same way as all custom fields. To allow a user to see existing work items and add their own, enable the ‘Create Work Item’ and ‘Read Work Item’ permissions for that user.

Automatically track time spent

Attach the default Work Timer 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 is set to Fixed. You can customize the workflow to fit your team’s unique process.

Pomodoro time management technique

Attach Pomodoro Timer to your projects to implement the popular time management technique called Pomodoro. This approach focuses on determining how much effort an activity requires, and identifying what usually interrupts your work and breaks your concentration. YouTrack also supports integrations with applications dedicated to the Pomodoro technique.

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Time tracking report widget for the dashboard

Time and timesheet reports have proven their efficacy when it comes to tracking time and gathering statistics about how your team performs. We've also introduced a widget that helps you track how much time you and your team spend working on issues in one or more YouTrack projects.

Time tracking and JetBrains IDEs: develop with pleasure

Don’t waste your time and focus switching between YouTrack and your JetBrains IDE: track your spent time manually or automatically, filter issues and apply commands to them right from the IDE using the YouTrack integration plugin for JetBrains IDE.