Effort labels can optionally be used to influence the weight of a given pull request (GitHub) or merge request (GitLab). Echoes considers all changes to be equally weighted by default, which may not always be true. For example, a change may have taken just 1 hour of effort, while another was the focus of an entire week. This is where effort labels come in handy: they allow you to simply express the effort that went into a change with basic t-shirt sizing.
The effort required for this change was 5 times smaller than our typical change.
The effort required for this change was 2 times smaller than our typical change.
The effort required for this change is roughly average (default value).
The effort required for this change was 2 times greater than our typical change.
The effort required for this change was 5 times greater than our typical change.
Yes, the publication of effort labels to your GitHub and GitLab repositories can be disabled:
- Go to your integration settings (requires administrative rights on your Echoes accounts).
- Configure the GitHub or GitLab installation for which you want to remove effort labels.
- Switch off "Effort labels" for this installation and save your changes. The labels will automatically be deleted by Echoes (the duration of the operation depends on the number of repositories impacted).
No, effort labels unfortunately cannot be customized at the time of writing.
A ticket estimation is an educated guess of the effort required by a task before it is completed. Echoes effort label is an observed effort which the task required now that it has been completed.