I currently manage a team of 1 backend developers and 2 frontend developers. We usually split tasks into backend and frontend subtasks.
Before committing to a scope for an iteration, we assign and estimate the subtasks. Then we make sure that every developer's sum of estimates is less than the length of iteration (20 days). It's important to plan per person, not for the whole team, because otherwise we risk overloading the single backend developer.
This is a manual process at the moment, where we go through the ticket tracker and sum all the estimates. I'd like to find a better solution that would make it easier. Ideally, I'd like to quickly see whether a developer has more tasks assigned to them than they can fit in an iteration.
I tried looking into Jira, but it doesn't seem to provide such planning capbilities. It allows planning for the whole team, but not per person. (Version Workload Report comes close, but it doesn't allow any filtering, so in a larger team it would become very crowded).
- How can I quickly estimate work per person planned for an iteration?
- Am I missing something, and solving the wrong problem?