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Creating a Time Tracking Report

Article ID: 417  |  Last updated: 30 Dec, 2014

Note: This information only applies to TestTrack 2010.0 and earlier. TestTrack 2010.1 and later includes time tracking reports.

If you are using TestTrack's time tracking options, you may want to generate a report to compare your time estimates with the actual time it took to complete tasks. You can create a TestTrack trend report to view the actual hours against the estimated hours, which can help you determine if your time estimates are accurate.

Capturing estimated and actual hours

TestTrack includes default Estimate and Fix workflow events, which allow you to track the time it takes for an item to move through the workflow.

  1. To enter the time you estimate it will take to complete a task, select the open item and choose Activities > Estimate.
  2. Enter the number of estimated hours in the Effort field and click OK.
  3. Allow the item to move through the workflow until the task is completed.
  4. To enter the actual time it took to complete the task, select the item and choose Activities > Fix.
  5. Select a Resulting State.
    Note: Only closed items can be included in time tracking reports.
  6. Enter the actual number of hours it took to complete the task in the Effort field and click OK.

Creating the report

When items have been fixed and closed, they can be displayed in a trend report.

  1. Choose Create > Report > Trend to add a new trend report to your project.
  2. Enter a report Name and Title description.
  3. Select the Report contains item type and select Actual vs. Estimated hours on the Report On tab.
  4. Optionally set any preferences on the Options and Charting tabs.
  5. Click Add to save the time tracking report.

In the Reports list window, select the new time tracking report and click the Preview button. The report displays a comparison of the actual and estimated hours entered with items.

Article ID: 417  |   Last updated: 30 Dec, 2014
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file Time_tracking_with_TestTrack_Pro.pdf (198 kb)

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