Building reports

DevPlanner provides convenient way to reuse planning data to build accurate project and weekly reports, timesheets, estimation reports, etc.

Here is a list of existing report templates. However, if you feel there is a missing report, please tell it in the forum or via email.

Name Description
Moods map This report represents daily mood changes in colors. It helps illuminating and forecasting best time for specific work.
Daily Time Plan The report shows plans for a week with a day details.
Weekly Time Sheet This is a standard timesheet report. Shows time in, time out and meal break, as well as sickness and vacation. It calculates regular hours, overtime and weekly totals.
COB Status Report Shows percentage of estimated time spent daily. Contributed by Steve Truesdale.
Stage Estimation Shows tasks hierarchy with correspond estimations summaries and deadlines.
Stage Overestimation Shows plan changes: unplanned tasks and tasks overestimations.
Project Activity Shows estimations and time really spent, deadlines and completion dates for each task and subcategory of selected stage or project.
Project Time Summaries Calculates project summaries, like working days number, hours taken by project tasks only, presence in the project, estimation error and percentage over spend.

Weekly Work Review

Provides detailed weekly work report. It shows tasks for specified period, time taken daily and totals. By Stew Stryker idea.
Weekly Tasks Review Simplified analog of previous report without grouping. Report allows concentrating on each task and detecting major delays. By Stew Stryker idea.
Completed Tasks For a Week Shows hierarchy of tasks completed within specified period as well as descriptions and completion dates.
Completed Tasks Shows hierarchy of completed tasks for a specified project as well as descriptions, completion dates, original estimations, time spending and actual hours under/over spend. This report is very useful for training estimating skills.
To-do Tasks Shows plain list of remaining tasks for selected project, with correspond priority, estimation and deadline.
Project Tasks Shows plain list of all tasks for selected project, with correspond priority, estimation, time spent and deadline.

Report templates are XSL documents, thus they can be easily customized to fit company design style and standards. See Customizing report templates topic for details.

To start reporting open your plan and click Reports from the menu Tools or simply Ctrl+R.

To build report, in the Reports dialog choose required report and click OK. This will initiate transformation of your plan to the report file. You can specify another path for report. By default it points to temporary folder. Other report options are category and affected period. They are both enabled only for reports those support it.

Reporting period can be selected from the range of predefined values: this week, week ago and two weeks ago. If you want to build a report for a custom period you can do so by selecting item Custom... This will invoke Date range selection dialog to specify custom period.

After clicking OK, this range will be available in the Period combo box.

See also

Personalizing a plan document | Customizing report templates

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