ability to add multiple activities per team member in sprint
I really like the new feature (may be) in TFS where you can add capacity in the sprint which estimates work by activity.
currently a developer can spend 2/3 of this time in development and 1/3 in bug fixing(testing). so, i would like to see two/more entries per team member to divide their capacity across different activities and properly track the project activities (dev, test, requirements etc etc)
hope you got what I am trying to say.
We considered this item, and decided it was a low priority feature. I will be watching closely whether this item receives a lot of votes.
Thanks for sharing the idea.
Gregg Boer – TFS Product Group.
Ben Rimmer commented
I would agree that most developers would actually perform more that one type of activity. I am astonished that this is rated as a low priority feature. This lack of functionality means that I now either have to use only one activity type for all team members and tasks or loose the ability to plan based on capacity. Very poor show!
Andrew Miller commented
In our enterprise development teams, we often have Business Analysts split their time between Design and Testing activities - or a Technical Lead split their time between Development and Code Review. I would really like to see this feature added to be able to accurately use the capacity planning.
Eric J. Fisher commented
I would really like to see this functionality. Our developers only spend maybe 1/2 their time in code, most is spent testing, working out details in requirements, etc. It's nice to be able to spit out a report to an executive and point and say "Why can't we get 40 hours of development out of Jim?", "because Jim spends 10 hours testing, 10 hours planning, and only 20 hours developing see" *points at capacity from last few sprints*
Would be nice to have, especially in smaller teams where team members have more than one responsibility, for example working as a designer and as a developer.
Guillaume Rouchon commented
Having a multi-combo isn't sufficient as you won't have enough info to update the Work by Activity graphs since you don't have the repartition. We need the ability to add more than one "Capacity per Day" and "Activity" per team member.
I agree that most developers would consider they do more that 1 activity eg. Dev and testing
The best way would be to change the combo to a multi-select combo
A simple alternative would be to change the label from 'Activity' to 'Primary Activity'