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punted != actual + remaining hours ??

Topics: Tackle Questions
Sep 12, 2007 at 11:52 AM
Hi everybody,

If a user goes into 'Sprint' / 'Daily Scrum Entry' and press edit on a task, he can edit three values :
The amount of time completed on the task total
The amount of time remaining on the task
The amount of time punted on the task

Could you explain me please why the user can enter values where 'The amount of time punted on the task' is different from the 'The amount of time completed on the task total' + 'The amount of time remaining on the task' ?

I have thought that 'The amount of time punted on the task' is the estimate for the task, so isn't it redundant with 'The amount of time remaining on the task' ?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Best regards,
Christophe

Coordinator
Sep 12, 2007 at 7:36 PM
The "base" value is the estimated time for the task.

The "punted" value is the amount of work that will not be completed this sprint and should be put into a future sprint. It's the left-over work for a task that needs to be completed in a future sprint.
Sep 12, 2007 at 10:13 PM
Thanks for the feedback !

So does it mean that the user has to change the base value when he wants to change the estimated time for the task, or should he only change the 'The amount of time remaining on the task' ?

Best regards,
Christophe
Coordinator
Sep 13, 2007 at 5:38 AM
Base time should be set only during sprint planning or when the task is initially defined. After that, yes use remaining time to track the time to completion.
Sep 14, 2007 at 3:35 PM
According to the definition :

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The "punted" value is the amount of work that will not be completed this sprint and should be put into a future sprint. It's the left-over work for a task that needs to be completed in a future sprint.
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written above.
Why this should be written manually by the developer ?

should not it be calculated from 'The amount of time remaining on the task' at the end of the last day of the sprint ?

Best regards,
Christophe
Coordinator
Sep 15, 2007 at 12:45 AM
Actually if you use the complete sprint feature of Tackle, that's exactly what will happen. Any work still in the remaining column will be moved to the punted column automatically. We support moving it over manually for a couple of reasons:

1. If you're watching sprint totals, then moving remaining work that won't be completed to punted will give you more time back for the work remaining that will be done.
2. Once the remaining total moves to zero AND "Hide completed tasks" is checked, the task will not be shown in the daily scrum so a user can see only tasks that have real remaining work left.