Using Actuals to Refine Task Estimating for New/Young Agile Teams
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Users have a need to see the Actuals for the development time so the team can compare the estimates to those Actuals and learn from the retrospective on the data. How does one go about enabling Actuals in CA Agile Central?
Users have a need to see the Actuals for the development time so the team can compare the estimates to those Actuals and learn from the retrospective on the data.? How does one go about enabling Actuals in CA Agile Central?
: this is a temporary process to refine the team?s ability to estimate. ?Once the estimates are in line, administrators should turn Actuals off.
In order to make the Actuals field visible, a Workspace or Subscription Administrator needs to take the following steps:
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?? ?2.???? Click
Workspaces and Projects
?? ?3.???? Click the appropriate
?? ?4.???? Click
from the navigation pane to the left
?? ?5.???? Click
?from the work item drop down
?? ?6.???? Click the
icon next to the Actuals field to edit
?? ?7.?? ? Set?Visible to
??? 8.???? Click
Save & Close
??? 9.???? Select
from the work item drop-down
?? ?10.?? Click the
icon next to Task Actual Totals to edit
?? ?11.?? Set Visible?to
?? ?12.?? Click
Save & Close
?? ?13.?? Repeat this process on Defect?for Task Actual Totals?if you use defects/task them out.? This will enable the necessary fields for proper capturing and reporting of Actuals on your tasks.
Planning with Velocity and Capacity at the Same Time
One report that may be helpful is the
Weekly Actuals Report
.? Additionally, users can
now expose Actuals on the Iteration Status Page
Users can now track the capacity of team members using the
eam Status Page
.? This is where your team members can enter the number of hours they have for a specific Iteration.? This then allows the user to track the team's capacity during sprint planning, when stories are tasked out.
Users would be best guided to use the Team Planning page to build out the Iteration and realize backlogs.? When it comes to tasking User Stories out during planning users can do so on the Team Planning page now. ?If tracking the team capacity is important to help the team stay in bounds of the time they do have; then it's sometimes recommended to create a
on the Plan tab and add a few helpful apps.? For instance, add in the
Iteration Planning Board
Team Capacity app
this is a custom app and was not developed by CA Agile Central and as such is not fully supported by CA Agile Central
).? You'll need to copy the code of the Team Capacity app and load it into the
The Custom Page should look something like this:
The team can then start adding tasks from the cards via the
Then, refresh the Team Capacity grid to view at the load each team member is then carrying for the Iteration. ?
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