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How to see completion date calculated directly from estimates?

We have a first project fully scheduled, and can see some projection graphs in the reports section, but why doesn't it show me the date that our estimates add up to?

EBS is cool, but we really want to see the actual estimated completion date in addition to the EBS projections & milestones (which are there).

Is there anywhere in FogBugz that we can see that date? 

Would also love to see a graph of how that date has changed over time as estimates are adjusted and new tasks are added?  Again, EBS is cool, but we need better tools to view/manage our actual estimates as well.



P.S.  Count me as one more vote for always using hours for estimates.  It's weird to have a developer who works 6 hours a day see an 8 hour task listed as "1 day" just because the site settings have an 8 hour day.  That task is 1.33 days to that developer, but best to save the conversion trouble and just keep it in hours to ensure consistency between viewers.
Jesse Kocher Send private email
Thursday, May 7, 2009
 
 
There is no one date, its a range with probabilities.
All this information is on the project report page, both on the section at the top and the 3 tabs at the bottom.
Dee Earley Send private email
Friday, May 8, 2009
 
 
At the bottom of your case list, there is a report that looks like this:

Cases on this page
Total      70
Cases without estimate     5
Total estimated time remaining     202 days 3 hours
Total elapsed time     3 days 2 hours

Is that what you're looking for?
Jacob Krall Send private email
Friday, May 8, 2009
 
 
Thanks for the replies! 

Here's some clarification:

>> At the bottom of your case list, there is a report that looks like this:
>> Total estimated time remaining    202 days 3 hours
>> Total elapsed time    3 days 2 hours
>> Is that what you're looking for?

This is close, but it's missing a couple things
A) doesn't reflect the number of hours each developer works (days here are "days" according to the "site working schedule")
B) doesn't reflect holidays, vacations, etc.

What we want to see is a calendar date for when our estimated work ends, before being adjusted into evidence based projections.
 
If we viewed all open tasks from all developers, and the estimated time remaining took into account the two things above and then gave a completion date for estimated work, that would be exactly what we're looking for. 

This is the report that my project manager builds in Excel all the time, and it would be really cool if FogBugz would do it for us (and it already has all the info it needs to do the calculation).


It would also be great to see this date marked on the graphs alongside the projections, and it would add a lot of context and meaning to the projections if you could easily see how they compared to your developer estimates.

Thanks again,
Jesse
Jesse Kocher Send private email
Friday, May 8, 2009
 
 

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