The Jira Time Tracking Report is a powerful tool for visualizing time-tracked data, offering a complete overview crucial for effective project management. Native Jira captures four key metrics — Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate, Time Spent, and Accuracy (discussed further below) — all of which contribute to a holistic understanding of project timelines and resource utilization.
To initiate the creation of a Jira Time Tracking Report, navigate to the Reports option. Within this section, locate "Forecast & Management" and, subsequently, the "Time Tracking" option.
Jira provides flexibility with four customizable versions, each serving a specific purpose:
- Fix Version: Choose the version you want to generate a detailed report.
- Sorting: Define how to sort the listed issues for more organized data modeling.
- Issues: Select the specific issues you wish to include in the report, tailoring the analysis to your project's needs.
- Sub-task Inclusion: Opt to contain or exclude sub-tasks in the report, providing granular insights as necessary.
Once all four fields are selected, you can generate the report!
Teams and managers stand to gain significant advantages from the Jira Time Tracking Report. For instance, they can ascertain the estimated time required for completing specific task types, enhancing manager visibility and facilitating proper workload management. Additionally, Jira time reporting acts as a strategic tool, uncovering bottlenecks and offering insights to refine project workflows for improved productivity.