This is a guest blog post by Sohail Somani of Worklog Assistant, a hassle-free time tracking solution for JIRA. In this post Sohail will explain what Worklog Assistant is, how it integrates with JIRA, and why you should give it a try.
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Yes, that’s right. People hate timesheets. Or perhaps more accurately: they dislike the repetitious, manual work logging and data entry that comes along with timesheets. This can result in forgotten, or perhaps even worse, incorrect data.
Unfortunately, there are real business ramifications here. Incorrect or incomplete data is a liability for companies that rely on this information to make a decision whether for billing, tax or project management purposes. Most of us can’t afford to make decisions on bad data for too long.
To help make informed decisions, JIRA allows teams to track their time against issues manually. And that is where we come in.
How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love JIRA Time Tracking
Worklog Assistant is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Ubuntu) JIRA time tracking application which runs in the user’s system tray or notification area. It is currently used by organizations in various industries from finance to video games, both public and private.
To start tracking time against an issue, the user simply double-clicks the issue they are interested in. To stop tracking, double-click the issue again.
- No manual entry.
- No writing down the time to enter it into JIRA later.
- No waiting for a web page to load.
- No more guessing!
Worklog Assistant submits the data as worklogs to JIRA automatically so you don’t have to. Even your notes are automatically sent to the server, creating a journal full of fond debugging memories.
Using this software-based method of time tracking, customers have reported that the total work logged increases with the use of the application as opposed to previous manual methods.
And users are happy!
How to get started with Worklog Assistant
- Get JIRA
- Get Worklog Assistant
- Configure your JIRA connection in Worklog Assistant
- Choose a filter from the drop-down
- Double-click the issue to start, double-click again to stop