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Arjaan den Ouden
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Arjaan den Ouden asked on 22 Sep 2011, 08:36 PM
I'd like to have an option to track time. My management wants insight in time spent on stories and tasks. TeamPulse is very good in documenting tasks, sprints, iterations and progress, but there's no way to record the actually spent time.

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Robert Régnier
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answered on 23 Sep 2011, 09:01 PM
Hi Arjaan Den Ouden,

 Our tasks do indeed have work remaining and work completed fields for you to use.  Are these sufficient for your needs?  

We intend on adding a time tracking module to TeamPulse in a future release so if you could share with us what such a feature would look like to you it will help us to make you happy :-)

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answered on 14 Oct 2011, 04:19 PM
+1 on a timetracker.  This is the major reason I haven't pushed for my orgainzation to use TeamPulse.

I understand that TeamPulse is geared towards Agile environments, but there are plenty of companies who want to know the actual time spent on a task (e.g. consulting companies).

Some TimeTracking features I'd like to see:
-timer that you can start/stop
-automatically enters time for a task into db maybe with comments
-List of tasks assigned to you

just some thoughts.

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Joel
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answered on 19 Oct 2011, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the feedback Gene.  I've added your suggestions to our backlog and we will strongly consider them when we start to implement the time tracking feature.

The last item in your list can be done with TeamPulse today if you go to the My Perspective screen.  This screen will show you all the tasks, stories, and bugs assigned to you in the current iteration.  If you don't use iterations or would like to see the tasks for a different one, there is also an iteration drop down.  I hope this helps.

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Arjaan den Ouden
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answered on 02 Nov 2011, 11:07 PM
Now we are using TeamPulse in a real project, I can shed some more light on my TimeTracking needs.

We develop software on behalve of our clients. Most projects are on a fixed price base. We calculate up front and like to base our calculation upon a project outline in TeamPulse. During the development process and afterwards, we need to get insight in the difference between the estimated and spent time. Did we meet the optimistic, probable or pessimistic time or even above?

Tracking time on tasks and bugs would be of great help.

A simpel portal or screen in TeamPulse will suffice for the input. Just select from your projects, select a story and task within the story or a bug. Enter start time, stop time and eventually a description. TeamPulse should calculate the time between start and stop. There should be insight in the spent time on the level of task and bug and of course a report and export to a spreadsheet.

A timer that you can start en stop would imho qualify as a nice to have.

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Arjaan
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Elena Hristova
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answered on 04 Nov 2011, 05:45 PM
Hello Arjaan Den Ouden,

 Thank you for elaborating on the feature. This will be of great help to us when we are planning it.
I've reword you with some telerik points for you time.

All the best,

Elena Peneva
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answered on 06 Jan 2012, 08:47 AM
Sir Arjaan, 

I think this time tracking software would work well for your needs. I have used this for the past few years and so far it has been working well for me and for my team. 

If you are like me and you want to eliminate distractions and increase productivity, that should be perfect for you. 
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answered on 09 Jan 2012, 11:02 PM
I also would really love the ability to have a desktop or web based time tracker OUTSIDE of TeamPulse.  I want an AIR app, or WPF or something that sits in my taskbar that I can turn on\off timers and switch tasks...set a timeout popup incase I walk away from the PC it'll stop the timer if I forget.

If there was a .svc API that people could program their own time trackers against that would be handy as well (wishlist).
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Jordan
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answered on 10 Jan 2012, 03:54 PM
Hello,

Time tracking is in our plans for the upcoming releases. This will be in the first quarter of the year.

Separate app in the taskbar is good suggestion so I've added it to our product backlog and we will consider it. At the moment we have an oData service so people can build their own app.

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Konstantin
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answered on 12 Jan 2012, 12:31 PM
Hi,

Today we published part of our 2012 roadmap which includes a preview of the Time Tracking module. You can have a look here: http://www.telerik.com/agile-project-management-tools/roadmap.aspx.

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answered on 11 Jul 2012, 04:23 PM
If you are looking just for basic tracking, I believe all project tracking and time tracking tools would provide it. But when you look to track time spent on each tasks, including amount of time spent, etc. you must check time clock and project tracking software..
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Jordan
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answered on 13 Jul 2012, 08:24 AM
Hello Kumar,

 Thanks for the feedback. We've released our time tracking a month ago. You can try it for free here and you can learn more here. You're feedback for the features that we've build in will be appreciated.

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Jordan
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answered on 14 Jun 2014, 07:53 PM
I would suggest you to give a try out for Replicon's project time management software. After using it for couple of months, I had been very much happy with the great simplicity this app carries and can be accessed from anywhere, being cloud based.
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answered on 21 Nov 2016, 09:51 AM
Nice one. Similar app I too use for the sake of time tracking and management and that is cloud based and featured with calender based and user friendly interface. The one that I have been using is the time tracking software from <a href="https://buddypunch.com/">Buddy Punch</a> which works well enough with the faster moving world.

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answered on 21 Nov 2016, 09:54 AM
Nice one. Similar app I too use for the sake of time tracking and management and that is cloud based and featured with calender based and user friendly interface. The one that I have been using is the time tracking software from Buddy Punch which works well enough with the faster moving world.
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