We like to play a little game call “Haaaaave you met the new log work form?”
Our new log work form is the result of both a front and back-end overhaul to provide users with a simpler way of logging time using our Jira time tracking software. Apart from its new navigation, the log work form also runs faster than before.
With a clean and responsive design, we added a “Log another” option (see image below) to the form — a highly requested feature from our customers — as well as a new set up of the log work fields for a better flow.
Let's take a closer look at the new log work form
Tempo’s main objective in this redesigning process is to make logging work a powerful part of the user experience to achieve better performance, in addition to simplifying what many may view as a tedious and tiring experience.
The overhaul took place and...voilà!
The form includes:
- Search issues: Depending on where you prefer logging your time, e.g. in the JIRA issue view, the issue is pre-populated at the top. Otherwise you can search for the issue you want to log work on.
- Description: Enter a description of the time logged (it can be optional or required).
- User: Select the user you are logging time for (the “log work for others” permission allows you to log work for other users than yourself).
- Period: Check the Period box to create work logs for multiple days. The period will extend from the Date until the End Date.
- Worked: Enter the amount of time worked on the task:
- By start and end times: fill out the From and To fields. The hours worked will be calculated automatically. You can disable these fields in the Tempo admin section.
- By time worked: fill out the Worked field. The start or end time will be automatically calculated based upon the amount of time worked.
- Remaining estimate: Enter a remaining estimate for the time left on the task, or have it automatically calculated for you based on the Original estimate.
- Log another: Click on this option to immediately open up another ‘Log Work’ dialog after saving the current one..
Note that the time fields default to the current time. If you want to create a work log that starts late one day and finishes early the next morning, you should enter the start and end times manually.
As before, you can always use the shortcut key ‘W’ to open up the log work form within anywhere in JIRA!
You can tailor the options presented to your users when creating worklogs in the admin section of Tempo.
Add attributes to any worklog dialog (similar to the custom fields in the JIRA issue screen) for more detailed worklogs. Some examples of work attributes are: Overtime, type of work, and driving cost. All work attributes are displayed in the worklog dialog.