7pace Timetracker's integration with Azure DevOps lets you "Start Tracking" directly from a work item or backlog, see time spent, pace, and activities
The work item 7pace Timetracker tab
7pace Timetracker is fully integrated with your DevOps Services account.
When you click on a work item ID or name, the work item form displays, defaulting to the Details tab. An additional tab is available on the work item form when you have 7pace Timetracker installed: the 7pace Timetracker tab. This tab shows the total time spent by you and your team members on that work item and all child items.
The 7pace Timetracker tab also features an Add Time button that enables you to add time directly to a work item. This Add Time button can also be found on the Monthly, Times Explorer, and Timesheet pages.
On the Times Explorer page, a manager can add time on behalf of their team members. Note: To allow this, you must first go to the Settings page of 7pace Timetracker > Editing Time and enable the Allow time to be edited by role other than user toggle button. From the Role that can edit time dropdown, select the 7pace Timetracker user role you want to have this ability. If the Allow time to be edited by role other than user toggle button isn't enabled edit and delete icons next to worklogs belonging to users other than you on the Times Explorer page will be grayed out.
If the Activity Types feature is enabled by an admin on the Settings page > Activity Types, the 7pace Timetracker tab will display any time tracked to work items that have been assigned an activity category under the Activities section on the work item form.
Here is a breakdown of the 7pace Timetracker tab within a work item and its main features:
Total time (in hours) tracked for the work item, including time logged for all child items.
The pace at which the task is performed. This number is calculated by dividing the number of tracked hours by estimated effort. To learn more on enabling pace settings within Timetracker, click here.
When clicked, displays the Add time dialog so you can add time directly to the work item. For more information, click here.
Note: If the work item is in closed or done status and Prevent time entry (adding/editing/deleting worklogs) on closed items is enabled under Settings > Rules, the Add Time button will be grayed out on the 7pace Timetracker tab.
In the lower left quadrant of the window, you'll see the work item, total time tracked for the parent and all child items. Clicking on the Open details in Times Explorer icon opens that specific work item's details on the Times Explorer page.
The total time tracked for the specific work item.
The pace of the person working on the item is shown only for the PBI work item type. To learn more about enabling pace settings within 7pace Timetracker, click here.
In the lower right quadrant of the work item window, all users who tracked time on the work item display. The activity type of each user also displays if an admin has enabled the activity type feature in Settings. Hovering over each color in the bar shows a tooltip with the time tracked to that specific activity type.
The time logged on each configured activity type .
You can assign budgets to work items from the 7pace Timetracker tab of the work item form. You can also view budget inheritance information. For more information, click here.
The Work Item Start Tracking and Add Time buttons
Once 7pace Timetracker is installed and you click on a work item in Azure DevOps, you'll notice that Start Tracking and Add Time buttons display (see screen shot, below) on the resulting work item Details tab.
Clicking the Start Tracking button will start tracking on that work item in real-time. Tracking will also commence on the 7pace Timetracker (desktop) app for Windows or Mac (if you have downloaded and paired it from the Apps page) and also initiates tracking on the 7pace Timetracker web app (found at the top of every 7pace Timetracker page) for that work item.
Clicking the Add Time button will open the Add time dialog, with the person selector defaulting to the current user. The ability to select a person other than yourself from this field is based on your permissions. The date is set to the current date by default but can be edited; the activity type is set to the default value but can also be edited.
Note: If the work item is in closed or done status and the Prevent time entry (adding/editing/deleting worklogs) on closed items button is enabled under Settings > Rules, the Start Tracking and Add Time buttons will be disabled on the Details tab.
The Backlog Start Tracking and Add Time Buttons
In 7pace Timetracker, the Start Tracking and Add Time buttons are also available directly from any of the DevOps Server/Services Backlog pages (Backlog, Queries, Boards, etc.) in the work item context menu.
Note: If a work item is in a closed or done status and Prevent Time Entry Against Closed Items is enabled under Settings > Rules, the Start Tracking and Add Time buttons will be disabled from the context menu.
From the 7pace Timetracker menu section, clicking Start Tracking will kick off time tracking throughout the app – and you'll see the results of this in the integrated web app, work item form, and in the downloadable Windows or Mac apps.
Clicking Add Time will open the Add time dialog, with the person selector defaulting to the current user. The ability to select a person other than yourself from this field is based on your permissions. The date is set to the current date by default but can be edited. The activity type is set to the default value but can also be edited.