Logging Work and Time Tracking

The following points explain how to use Jira's logging work and time tracking options and what values these options can accept.

  • Logging Work options
    • Time Spent - the amount of time logged working on the issue so far or while performing this Jira operation.
    • Date Started - the date and time when you started this unit of work.
    • Remaining Estimate - the amount of time anticipated to resolve the issue after completing this unit of work. You can adjust this value using the following options:
      • Adjust Automatically - adjusts the Remaining Estimate value by subtracting the amount of work logged in the Time Spent field from the Remaining Estimate's current value.
      • Leave Estimate Unset - does not specify any time estimates for the issue. This option is displayed only if no time estimates have been specified on the issue.
      • Use Existing Estimate of ... - does not adjust the Remaining Estimate value, leaving its current value 'as is'.
      • Set to ... - adjust the Remaining Estimate value to the amount of time you specify in this field.
      • Reduce by ... - adjusts the Remaining Estimate value by subtracting the amount of time you specify in this field.
  • If the Work Description text box is not available when logging work, then any text entered into the Comment text box will be copied across to the Work Description.
  • Time Tracking options
    • Original Estimate - the amount of time you originally believe is required to resolve the issue.
    • Remaining Estimate - the amount of time you believe is required to resolve the issue in its current state.
  • Field Values
    • You can specify a time unit after a time value 'X', such as Xw, Xd, Xh or Xm, to represent weeks (w), days (d), hours (h) and minutes (m), respectively.
    • If you do not specify a time unit, minute will be assumed.
    • Your current conversion rates are 1w = 5d and 1d = 7.4h.