When you click on the "Work Item Automation" section of the "Settings" section, you can control the integration of Timetracker with the time management capabilities of DevOps Server/Services.
Important: In addition to enabling the settings, below, in order to make automatic completed/remaining work adjustment work, please ensure the following:
- DevOps Services (cloud): Authorize Timetracker in DevOps Services
- DevOps Server (on-prem): Set up a valid service account
This is what you will see when you open the "Work Item Automation" section:
"Select field used for estimated effort"
The value in this field is used to calculate pace. Select the "estimated effort" field in the drop-down list so you can then view the effort and pace calculations on the "Iterations" page.
Estimated remaining time
"Enable automatic reduction of remaining time for a work item field"
If "Enable automatic reduction of remaining time for a work item field" is selected, the time tracked in Timetracker automatically reduces the chosen value in the "Remaining Time" field on your work item form. You can choose from a drop-down list that includes all fields as specified in the Work Item Template (WIT) that can be used with this feature. The field on the work item form remains fully writable by users, so it can be manually adjusted at any time.
For example, if the planned remaining time for a work item is 5 hours and a developer works for 2 hours on that work item, the "Remaining Work" field on on your work item form will be automatically reduced with the time that the developer spent on it.
"Enable filling in total tracked time for a work item field"
If "Enable filling in total tracked time for a work item field" is selected, the time tracked in Timetracker automatically updates in the "Completed Work" field on the work item form. This field is fully writable by users, allowing you to manually edit time by adding, changing, or deleting time directly in the field. You can choose from a drop-down list, which lists all fields as specified in the Work Item Template (WIT) that can be used with this feature. If you track time on a work item, then the "Completed Work" field is automatically updated with the total time that is tracked or added for that work item by all team members.
For example, if a team member tracks 2 hours of time for a work item, the "Completed Work" field is automatically updated to the time that the developer tracked for it.
7pace Timetracker uses the Completed Work field from DevOps Server/Services to display the completed hours for a work item and sub-items.
Important: Before you configure "Completed Work" in Timetracker's "Settings", if the corresponding DevOps Server/Services field already contains a value, then Timetracker will overwrite that value and keep updating the field based on your tracking and manual time adjustment. There is no option to prevent overwriting the original value in this field.
You can create a new, custom field for a specific project in DevOps Server/Services, similar to the "Completed Work" field. You can then can select this new field in Timetracker under Settings -> Work Item Automation-> "Completed Work" dropdown.
Apply & Copy to Other Projects
Completed and Remaining Work can be configured on a project basis. To apply these settings to multiple projects all at once, click the "Apply & Copy to Other Projects" button.
This opens the "Apply & Copy to Other Projects" popup window. Here, you can cherry-pick which projects you want to exhibit the same work item settings as the current one: