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Compare planned costs data to actual costs

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.


You can collapse the chart to gain more space and to display more rows per page in the Scope table:

  • Click on the chevron at the bottom of the chart to toggle between expanding it or collapsing it.

    This setting persists when navigating away from this page.

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.


Sorting the Scope table:

In the Scope table, you can sort all numerical-type columns. This will help you analyze your data by focussing on pertinent numbers and calculations:

  • Click on the name of a column with numerical-type data. For example, Cost, Time Spent, etc.

    This activates column sorting. The column is sorted in descending order, indicated by the downward chevron displayed right next to the column name.

  • To switch the sort order, click on the column name again or on the downward chevron to sort the column in ascending order. The values in the column are sorted accordingly, as indicated by the upward chevron.

  • Click on the column name again to deactivate the sorting mode and to reset the sorting back to the original mode. The chevron is deactivated in the original mode.

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