Managing Your Project Scope


How to manage your project scope

The Scope view presents a visual snapshot of a project's total labor costs over time. You can view actual labor costs incurred at any point on the timeline by hovering over that date, and view costs on a per-issue and per-group basis.

The scope's Timeframe is automatically generated based on the hours that project team members have logged time to issues in the project, but you can change the timeframe as you like.

You can easily group Jira issues in any way you want to get data. For example, create groups of Jira issues based on each department in your company to get a summary of their cost and time spent. 

  • Labor Cost - the cost based on the number of hours logged by project team members at a Rate that you define.

  • Time Spent - the total number of hours logged by all project team members to the project in this timeframe.


The Scope view displays actual labor costs incurred to date. To get an overview of the total actual costs for each project, including labor and expenses, go to the Overview.

Scope overview

Tracking a project's revenue

If Revenue Tracking is on, you'll see the project's Revenue and Billable hours information here. Revenue is shown as a purple line on the graph.

  • Revenue is based on the number of hours logged by project team members at a Billing Rate that you define. 

  • Billable - the number of hours logged to which the Billing Rate is applied.

    Scope revenue