FAQs

Getting Started

Where can I find information on getting started with Tempo Folio?

You can find information in our Getting Started FAQ. You can also take a look at our wiki documentation on Getting Started. You can find training and product overview videos, tutorials, and webinars on our Training page. We post tips of the month on our blog, and you can also find other Tempo Folio information there. […]

Can I customize the overview screens in Tempo Folio?

You have various options when it comes to customizing overview screens in Tempo Folio. You can: Add wiki-style comments in every sections of the Overview screens. Comments are assigned a visibility level and their history is preserved for future reference in Steering Committee Reports. Add custom fields to your folios and have that extra information […]

Can I give a read-only access to folios in Tempo Folio?

Yes. When created, a folio is associated with a JIRA Saved Filter. The default visibility of the folio is thus driven by the shares of its associated saved filter, defined in the Tempo Folio’s configuration under the Scope tab (see Sharing a filter section from the JIRA Saved Filters documentation). JIRA users who are included […]

Can I name specific users to have read access to my folios in Tempo Folio?

Yes. Default visibility of a folio in Tempo Folio is driven by the shares of its associated saved filter, but you can instead choose to restrict the folio’s visibility to a list of specific JIRA users. This is done using the Viewers field under the Permissions tab of the folio’s configuration screen. Note that the […]

Does Tempo Folio provide a REST API?

Yes. Tempo Folio’s REST API is documented and can be tested through Atlassian’s REST API Browser add-on (which is available in JIRA when using the SDK or can be installed from the Marketplace for other types of instances).

How can I feed external systems with Tempo Folio’s data?

You have two options for extracting data from Tempo Folio: to perform a manual CSV export or to create a programmatic bridge that uses Tempo Folio’s REST API. Please consult the online documentation to learn how to export data manually. The REST API is documented and you can interact with it through Atlassian’s REST API […]

How can I feed information in Tempo Folio from an external system?

You have two options for pushing data to Tempo Folio from an external system: to perform a manual CSV import or to create a programmatic bridge that uses Tempo Folio’s REST API. Please consult the chapter on Importing Data from CSV of the online documentation to learn how to import data manually. The REST API is […]

How is Earned Value calculated in Tempo Folio?

The way Earned Value is calculated for a given Folio is determined by its Earning Rule configuration (Folio > Configure > Earning Rule). Basically, Earned Value is a proportion of the total budget of a project, determined by the status (or progress) of work items in its scope. Refer to the Tempo Folio Configuration chapter of […]

Is it possible to restrict visibility to wages for some users in Tempo Folio?

Yes. Only users with edit rights on the folio can see the wage information and modify the folio’s data and configuration. By default, only the folio’s owner (usually the creator) has edit rights, but you can also specify folio Administrators who get the same rights. This is done by specifying JIRA users in the Administrators […]

What is a folio in Tempo Folio?

Tempo Folio is a project and portfolio management add-on, that is anchored in many PMI concepts. It is meant to be used to: Keep track of financial aspects (budgeted and actual costs and revenues) of projects Provide objective information on performance and progress of projects with or without Earned Value Management indices Provide project forecasts about […]

What is Earned Value Management (EVM) in Tempo Folio and how can it benefit me?

Earned Value Management or EVM is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress in an objective manner. EVM will let you know the actual state of the project by comparing your current project performance against the plan. EVM is also very useful in project forecasting and provides quantitative data to help in […]

Who can use Earned Value Management (EVM) in Tempo Folio?

Basically, any projects in most industries can use the Earned Value Management technique. In the software development realm, it is suitable for traditional and Agile projects. Below are some well-known organizations who are leveraging Tempo Folio‘s EVM capabilities for their projects: NASA Project Management Institute (PMI) Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis Defence Acquisition University […]

Why not just call a Tempo Folio a project?

Simply because JIRA has its own definition of a Project and already uses the term quite extensively. So to avoid confusion, we decided to simply name Tempo Folio‘s projects, Folios. You will see when creating a folio that it can be associated with any number of JIRA projects.

Do you have any training guides to help me get started?

We have a number of resources to help get you started with Tempo products: Our training page, where we’ve got an expanding library of webinars, tutorials, and product overview videos. Be sure to check back for more. We have webinar recordings with documented Q&A. We also have blog posts and tips of the month on […]

How can I disable the JIRA log work dialog?

Users who are using worklog attributes and the validation settings in Tempo sometimes want to disable the log work module in JIRA to force the usage of the Tempo validation. Note that the steps necessary for doing so depend on whether you’re using JIRA 5.x or JIRA 6.x. **Please note that it is not currently possible […]