159 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Categories Features
Created by Julie Price
Created on Sep 30, 2020

Set a default progress calculation

Challenge: Currently, the progress field is automatically set to calculate manually when added to a custom layout. This causes manual work if I want all my records to be calculated based on a different option.

Desired experience: I would like to be able to set a default progress calculation for my records separately.

  • Attach files
  • Matt Marino
    Jul 20, 2021

    Would love love love to see this for not only progress, but for any fields where we have options on how to display a field

  • Yomna Hamroush
    Jun 30, 2021

    I'd love to configure the value myself therefore it could be applied to all epics/features.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2021

    Agreed. This should be configurable from a Workspace level with the power to inherit, just like layouts.

  • Jake Carroll
    Jun 8, 2021

    We would love this feature, working with ~20 pods and a few hundred epics over the course of a few months, manually setting all records to track progress a certain way invites a ton of room for human error and deflates the value of one of our main Aha use cases, automated progress tracking.

  • David Gibbard
    Jun 3, 2021

    I am also looking for the ability to auto configure all Epics to use completed user stories as the metric to update Epic status

  • Karie Kelly
    May 21, 2021

    Every week, we have to remember to pull a report and manually add....this seems like a small win to address inefficiencies.

  • Casey H
    May 19, 2021

    Having to manually update progress status calculation for every Feature diminishes the value this tool provides as an integration with our development tool (Azure DevOps). We have the ability to auto-calculate Feature progress in ADO, and this makes the road to adoption with our PO/PMs more difficult as we're requiring additional administration effort to get similar outcomes in Aha that are already available within ADO.

  • Dorian C
    May 19, 2021

    We cannot agree more on this feature. This is a pain for all our PMs to specify the calculation method for all the features...

  • Kim Heuer
    Apr 14, 2021

    We need this to be a workspace setting and allow to inherit from the parent workspace. Specifically we want to enable the progress calculation for Releases, Epics and Features. We want to ensure that Releases and Features are being calculated from the features and we want the Features to calculate manually so it receives the %complete from Jira.

  • Pratishtha Dixit
    Mar 8, 2021

    We would save a lot of manual work and need of mental check every time we create a feature or release if we can have the ability to configure the progress calculation default option

  • Alexander Zakharov
    Feb 17, 2021

    Hi guys, would be great to see this feature live.


  • Katie Richie
    Nov 13, 2020

    Would love this setting to be configurable at the Workspace level thereby giving each Workspace owner the freedom to deviate on their preferred Progress calc. method for each record type.

  • Karie Kelly
    Oct 1, 2020

    Definitely would like to have in order to provide consistency and efficiency across our portfolio (workspaces). Without it, manual intervention is required and reliability of data is suspect. We have to pull reports to identify what has been changed to calculate based on story completion and spend time then making those updates.

  • Andrew Brooks
    Oct 1, 2020

    My only issue with inheritence from a configuration on a workspace is that for me personally is that with 500+ workspaces and enheritance can be a bit of a faff. If I could do it at the screen layout it would be easier for me. But setting it in the configuration make sense too. I has a similar experience as Rick. I took looked in the elipses hoping for the option to be available.

  • Kevin Burges
    Oct 1, 2020

    Setting the default in the layout editor would work for my use case, however I think I agree with Robert that it feels like it shouldn't logically be part of the layout, but rather part of the workspace configuration with inheritance.

  • Jill Collins
    Oct 1, 2020

    I agree - the ability to choose the progress method in each layout would solve the problem for our organization. I don't see how to do that currently though

  • Rick Gouse
    Oct 1, 2020

    Agree with Andrew, there is no where to set the default calculation in the new layout editor. From a UX perspective, my inclination was to look within the Progress ellipsis where you can choose "Remove from Layout", "Always Show", or "Hide if Empty" today.

  • Robert Rodriguez
    Oct 1, 2020

    Julie, I don't think that setting the default calculation in each record's custom layout is the best place to address the needs (layouts are different from configurations). That just wouldn't be the logical place to have it. I think it should be a workspace setting, with an opportunity to inherit from the parent workspace. Just my thought.

  • Andrew Brooks
    Oct 1, 2020

    Hi Julie, from my perspective, yes I would like to be able to set at the layout level the default calculation. At the moment it seems to be defaulted to manual, and I could not see a way to set to change that setting in the new custom layout builder.

  • Admin
    Julie Price
    Oct 1, 2020

    Thank you all for your feedback!

    It sounds like the use case is to set a default calculation per record type. Curious, if you were able to set the default calculation in each of your record's custom layouts, would that address your needs? With the latest improvements to custom layouts, it should now be possible to add this functionality if it solves your needs.

  • Load older comments
  • +68