One of the major reasons my company is trying Grindstone is the automatic nature of time assignment to work items, which works well. However, the reporting functionality is missing a pretty large piece of functionality unless I simply am not seeing it. In my experience, there is no way for me to determine how much time has been logged on any given day without exporting to Excel, filtering based on day, and combining time slices from the same work items to create a list of aggregated entries. That is way too much effort, so I’m hoping there is a way to create a filter to do this automatically.
Specifically, there would be a filter for each day of the current week (Sunday through Saturday), which combines like with like and shows a total per work item. If I, for example, log two 30-minute sessions against a work item called ‘Support’ on Monday, I would like a report for Monday with a single line item called support with a total time of one hour. We do not use start or finish dates for our projects because that concept makes no sense. Our items are never finished.
I found this, but it’s not the right solution. I need a list of items for a day in a filtered view; generating the graph takes too many clicks and the visual aspect is unhelpful in this context. It does show the right information if you click on the right filter in advance (e.g., click My Month and then generate the timesheet graph), but a single filter would be much quicker.
The filter view is perfect other than the fact that the available filters don’t seem to allow time slice aggregation based on a specific day. None of the default filters are useful for our organization, but the filter view itself is useful if I can get it to show our time.