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100 VOTE
Status Future consideration
Categories Capacity planning
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 16, 2015

Customize hours in a day for capacity estimates

It would be nice if I could customize what a day means in actual hours so that when our work integrates with JIRA it doesn't blow up the hours the wrong way.

For example - a day for us means 10 hours of work. However, I can't customize that so when a day is sent across from Aha to JIRA it immediately logs 24 hours, therefore causing my engineers to see bizarre estimates on their side. I'd love to be able to control this. It's causing a lot of angst among the team.

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  • Guest
    Sep 21, 2022

    I'm currently tasked with exploring this feature. Not sure this will get addressed in time for me to actually make use of this feature. I may need to pivot to a different tool for capacity planning. This is a huge blocker. Available capacity for us that can be applied to the project is around 6 hour days Mon-Thu and 3 hour days on Fri. Unfortunately, the feature as it currently exists is a bit too restrictive.

    Since the last comments here are from years ago, I'm probably not going to hold my breath on this one.

  • Guest
    Oct 17, 2020

    We have gone to enterprise+ as we thought one of the benefits was customizing hrs in the work day. You can as far as capacity goes, but then the Aha reports convert hrs back to an "Aha Day" which is 8 hrs. A tad frustrating to find this out now.

  • Guest
    Oct 16, 2019

    Lots of votes since 2015 and a pretty easy fix in phase 1; setting = show Est as hrs only. In other words, just turn off the conversion Aha does. I'd be happy with this :) 

    Phase II, allow us to set the hrs at the global or product level. 

    For correct planning we actually use an equation to work out the capacity of each team ; for some teams its as low as 21.25hrs out of 37.5hrs in a week due to a high BAU, training, holidays etc... so in reality if we think a task is going to take 100hrs; to us thats more like 5 weeks not 3.

    ** I love Aha and find it hard to critisise, however this issue pretty much makes the estimating useless, and of course my roadmap planning a hell of a lot harder (we use spreadsheets now to overcome this... grrr... ) 

  • Guest
    Aug 9, 2019

    In Finland for very many companies a standard working day is not 8 hrs. In our company day is 7.5hrs

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2018

    The configuration for productive hours in a day should equal the flexibility shared in applications that Aha integrates with.  When your estimations are done in Jira, and in Jira working days are considered to have 6 hours of true productivity allowing for meetings/breaks - there is conflict when you then run a Jira integration through to Aha! as an 8 day task in Jira is synced as a 6 day task in Aha.  This in turn leads to over-optimistic planning and forecasting in Aha, (perceiving days to be productively longer and features to be delivered sooner), which in turn leads to disappointment and perceived 'delays' in feature delivery.

  • David Pidsley
    Oct 9, 2017

    Important for accurate reporting on effort and work done.

  • Jerrold Emery
    Apr 12, 2017

    Couldn't agree more. Much our capacity planning is done in hours and would like the ability to view the hours on a given feature rather than viewing the days. Providing an option for the resolution would be extremely helpful.

  • Nicola Hills
    Oct 17, 2016

    Agreed, we also find we are needing this because Aha! automatically converts from days to hours and vice versa in certain circumstances and realistically with meetings, and various other general things that go on in a day not every team gets 8 productive hours.

  • Nick Kewney
    Sep 27, 2016

    Setting the number of productive hours in an engineer's day would be a huge benefit

  • Guest
    Aug 5, 2015

    Even better if could be able to estimate hours per day capacity for each project!

  • +1

Be able to set hours per day per workspase/account

Currently Aha! assumes a 8 hour working day for individual capacity planning. We have a seven hour working day. Other systems such as jira have been set to this figure - therefor when estimates are sent to jira they are inflated. It would be good ...
Ann L 11 months ago in Capacity planning 0 Future consideration

Allow custom time settings for capacity

As a team that provides a lunch in the standard 9-5, we would like to be able to set the standard work day to 7 hours and the standard work week to 35 hours instead of the given 40 hr week - 8 hr day. This makes capacity planning pointless for us ...
Dru Clegg over 5 years ago in Account settings 2 Future consideration

Variable number of hours in a day

Teams have different hours per day. Also, they need to account for vacation (we used to say 5 productive hours a day). Just removing the auto-conversion to days would help a lot.
Guest over 7 years ago in Releases 3 Future consideration

User can configure how much hours is one day, so Story estimate is shown the same in JIRA and AHA

If in JIRA setting, duration of one day is configured different than 8h then story estimate is shown differently in AHA! after importing. Example: - JIRA has configred one day as 7h, - Story "Story1" is created with 2d- After import from JIRA to ...
Guest over 4 years ago in Jira 0 Future consideration