Manual update of Remaining Work


Automatically decrementing the Remaining Work field is a poor assumption that the estimate is accurate from the very beginning. It would be idea if the user was prompted on a stop event for the current estimate of Remaining Work.
If somebody really found it valuable to automatically decrement the remaining work, this dialog could have a check box to automatically decrement, and to "not show this dialog again". This would be more useful if the remaining work is being used as a budget. It might be useful to give popup alerts in this case when they are getting near the estimated time.


Handleman wrote Feb 7, 2008 at 11:17 PM

In our case we'll probably leave the work remaining field being auto-decremented by this app, but add a "budget" field to the work item which is the original estimate/budget - mostly for historical purposes.

But I agree that there should be warnings to the developer if the work remaining is zero or near zero and require a re-estimate of the work remaining.

wrote Jan 18, 2013 at 11:27 PM