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Setting estimated time

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May 24, 2007
May 24, 2007 / webbplatsen
Dec 12, 2009 / pixtur
 

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I must misunderstand how to use "Estimated time" when you create a task. Today it's static values like; 30 min, 1h, 2h, 4h, 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 4days, 1 week ....

What should I do if I estimate that my task will take 10 hours?
This "estimated time" is perfect to use when you will create your invoice.

10 Comments

tino:...

7 years ago

You should fill into Estimated time: 4h and into Estimated worst case: 1 day

webbplatsen:4hours + 1day = 10 hours

7 years ago

yeah of course ...or not.

pixtur:Duration field should be js driven...

7 years ago

This is a double of .
The editing should implemented with suggest fields similar like google calendar. I am not sure, when this can be done, though.

webbplatsen:Anything new?

6 years ago

Pretty good to be able to use estimated time to log how long a task probably will take. Today I must use a text string in my task description like "Estimated time: 10 hours" to remember how long a task will take to solve.

I guess a Google calendar is too much ...why don't just add a text field to specify digits followed by a dropdown menu with following values; Min, Hour, Day, Week.

Result
"10" "Hours"

pixtur:sound like a good idea, but...

6 years ago

How many hours are a day, a month, etc.

webbplatsen:Different needs

6 years ago

I know that we all have different needs and when I estimate time I will use hours but John Doe maybe only use days or weeks. I'm not sure whats's best for everybody but I guess "hours" should be used most.

pixtur:

6 years ago

What I meant was more how to convert weeks into hours... I found these settings in conf.inc.php:

    'WORKHOURS_PER_DAY' =>10,
    'WORKDAYS_PER_WEEK' =>5,

which means your approach would work.

ifreeman:agreed

6 years ago

I've been using the modified 'WORKHOURS_PER_DAY' for some time now.

webbplatsen's suggestion should be implemented. I would add an optional decimal dropdown for the quantity as well.

'10'.'0' 'hours' -or-
'0'.'25' 'hours'

pixtur:Yep...

6 years ago

Sounds reasonable. Added to next milestone.

pixtur:

5 years ago

deferred to next milestone