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Change estimation units in your plan

This page refers to the advanced planning features that are only available as part of Jira Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in Jira. Go to the documentation for the project timeline in Jira.


You can choose which unit to use when estimating issues in your plan. Estimation for issues can be based on time (hours or days) or story points.

To change the estimation units in your plan:

  1. Select Plan settings from the left side navigation.

  2. In the Scheduling tab, select whether you’d like your plan to be estimated in HoursDays, or Story Points.

Story points and time-based estimates (hours and days) are not interchangeable. For this reason, changing this setting will erase any issue estimations not already saved to your issues in Jira.

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