Working Schedules can be configured site-wide or per user. The available configuration options are the same in both cases, only the percentage of time spent per project is available per user only (not site-wide).
These configurations influence how EBS is calculating the delivery date estimations.
Site Working Schedule
On the sidebar, hover your mouse to the Time Tracking icon and select the Site Working Schedule option:
My Working Schedule
Each user can configure their personal working schedule by going to Time Tracking > My Working Schedule:
The personal working schedule is used in Evidence-Based Scheduling to convert adjusted estimates (in hours) to calendar dates. It is also used to track your start and stop times every day automatically.
If you want to find out when a particular user will start working tomorrow, click the user's name/link to check their Activity Feed and click their Working Schedule link:
FogBugz For Your Server
If you are running FogBugz For Your Server, there are a few differences:
Configuring Working Schedules
Percentage of Time Spent per Project
This can be set up only per user (not available as per site configuration).
FogBugz assumes that you spend 100% of your work time on tasks that could be tracked in FogBugz. If you are working on a few projects simultaneously, you can break your tasks down into percentages computed per project. This allows FogBugz’s Evidence-Based Scheduling (EBS) algorithm to predict more accurate completion dates for project milestones.
The Working Days section determines which days of the week are generally considered as working days.
The values selected in this section of the Site Working Schedule menu only determines the default working days for new FogBugz users. It does not affect existing users.
The Daily Schedule section determines the hours that you usually work, including scheduled lunch breaks.
In the Site Working Schedule menu, this section determines the default daily schedule for new users. Changing these values will not affect existing users.
The site's Daily Schedule section is also used to convert hours to days when typing estimates.
Example: If you work 8 hours in a day, entering the value
8h will be converted to
Holidays and Vacations
The Upcoming Holidays and Vacations allows users to enter and edit individual holidays. For individual users, this section shows both site holidays and personal vacations. While site holidays are read-only, users can enter and edit their upcoming planned vacations.
The Site Working Schedule menu allows administrators to enter and edit holidays affecting everyone (when everyone will not be working).
Holidays and vacation days are scheduled inclusively.
Example: If you want to schedule a vacation for Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th, set your start date on the 26th and set your end date on the 27th. Single-day holidays and vacations have the same start and end date.
FogBugz does not allow you to enter recurring holidays because the rules for calculating them vary widely and are too complicated.
For accurate schedules, enter all the planned holidays for the next couple of years, and keep these records updated.