More Automated Time Tracking

My organization would like to leverage time tracking on tasks to better inform our project accounting and planning folks. This is made challenging because the time tracking depends so heavily on manual steps. Adding some automation would be an improvement. One example might be stopping the timer when the user un-assigns themselves from a task. 

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Another idea is when the user opens the task it starts the timer and when the user closes the task it stops and records the time spent in the task.

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i would appreciate some training for time tracking in WRIKE. I have been tracking time based on what I think is the best category for that time, however it may not be helpful to someone using this for project planning purposes, resources, etc. 

I have been using "Administrative" as my default time tracking when I can not fit the time into one of categories, however some of that "Administrative" time definitely should be tied to a specific project. 
If we could tie that to a manual or project that would probably be helpful for future planning purposes.

 

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Within my organization, it is generally agreed that a lot of obstacles to time tracking occur at task-switch time. People find it cumbersome to have to search for the task they must switch to (often because of an external interruption) and start the timer.

One way this could be improved would be to always include the 10 (more or less) most recent tasks on which time has been logged by the user in the timer drop down at the top right of the page. "Most commonly logged" might also be a reasonable criteria.

Some one-step way to add time log entries for all paused timers would also be an improvement.

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Hey everybody, thank you for your feedback! It's been passed on to the Product team.

Derek, the admin for your account should be able to create new categories for your time entries. I'd recommend checking out this article on the Help Centre about creating categories and this thread on the Community for what categories that other Community members have created for Time Tracking.

Hope this helps! If you have any other questions, let me know.

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