days vs hours

Topics: Tackle Questions
Nov 8, 2007 at 6:58 AM
I have a confusion about the time units used in sprint. Can we estimate/actual the backlog items in hours instead of days? If we register the items in hours, the Sprint total screen seems showing incorrect information since it seems to consider the item hours as days. Can someone clarify on this?
Nov 9, 2007 at 5:51 AM
If you go into the Admin->Scrum Teams section, there are two options to set. One for Product Backlog and one for Sprint Backlog.

For the product backlog you can choose Weeks or Hours.
For the sprint backlog you can choose Days or Hours.

Behind the scenes, everything is stored in Hours. However 1 week == 40 hours and 1 day == 8 hours. So keep that in mind if you are using weeks or days.

If you're in a country that doesn't use 40 hour weeks or 8 hour days, that requires code changes.