Sum up the work logs of the tiniest child issues to the epic and don't ever lose sight of your overall estimated time.
Control accurately your time limits
Take into account epic's estimation
Reveal the problems using JQL
Aggregate the logged work time from the Epic's child issues
If you are required to spend no more than 5 working days for the epic and you are not sure about one extra task to be included in the scope – check the epic remaining time. You can be sure: not a tiniest sub-task logged time passed uncounted.
Just include the relevant issues in the Epic and get their logged work time aggregated to the Epic Time Spent field. The Epic Remaining field will automatically show how much time left for the Epic.
Browse the Epic's estimated and remaining time within any issue
Should you hurry up or you have enough time for your task? See how much time the epic allows you to spend (there are no restrictions, it's just nice to know). Each work log entry will update this information for all your coworkers making time control much easier.
Ensure that your issue has parent Epic issue and get the Epic Estimate and other EpicTime fields information auto-populated.
Create a JQL filter to browse the issues with specific Epic Ratio
Do you want to find all issues in progress which epic's estimated time overrun, or you need a report of all closed epics that were estimated not precisely enough? The EpicTime app will help you always to take them under control.
Find all issues with the specific Epic Ratio field value. Just specify the percentage as an integer number within the JQL to see the list of all matching issues.
EpicTime is an application for Jira Server, that provides a user the following custom fields:
- Epic Estimate
- Epic Time Spent
- Epic Remaining
- Epic Ratio
These fields (all or just required ones) to be displayed in any issue type but act a bit variously herewith:
- In an issue of the Epic type, the app aggregates time logged in the Epic itself and in all its child issues to the Epic Time Spent field and auto-populate the Epic Remaining and Epic Ratio (percentage of the spent time to the estimated time) fields in accordance.
- In an issue of another type, the fields display information from the parent Epic.
Just include your issue to an Epic to get the information from this Epic and also to make the issue's logged time included to the Epic's spent time.