The Planned vs. Actuals Report in Jira with Tempo

How accurate is your planning? How is your project doing?

Tempo’s Planned vs. Actuals report in Jira will help you answer these questions with more confidence than before. It’s common to underestimate how long projects will take to complete - we’re all guilty of it!

By pulling data from your resource planning and time records, Tempo presents greater visibility of work done compared to planned tasks and better planning for future projects.  

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The main components of the report are planned hours and actual hours logged, as well as the variance; that is, the difference between planned vs. actuals. Understanding the variance is the key to project planning. When time logged is less than estimated, the variance is positive and that means you have time to spare. But when time logged is greater than estimated, the variance is negative which means you spent more time on the task than planned.

As you can with all Tempo Reports, you can filter and group your Planned vs Actuals report as you need to and save it or share it.

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Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner, better together

Tempo Timesheets produces reliable data for reporting, invoicing and accounting from hours logged, making it easy to calculate the actual cost of resourcing a project and the revenue generated as a result. On the other hand, if these calculations are not being compared against the time and resources originally allocated to the project, you can’t assess whether the project is performing as efficiently as it could. Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner provide the crucial elements from both sides of the spectrum.

Similarly, without being able to report on Planned vs Actuals in Jira on a higher level, it is almost impossible to assess the accuracy of project planning. This creates uncertainty in terms of forecasting revenue and impacts on the ability to restructure resources and respond quickly to project peaks or provide customers estimates based on quantified historical performance.

The Planned vs. Actuals report is available to customers who have both Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner for Jira Cloud. Coming soon to Jira Server.

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