Project Timesheet Submission
Your project timesheet entries should be made daily when you work on your project. Entries are then to be submitted/committed the day after each key milestone, as noted in the deliverables (roughly every 2 weeks throughout the term). Once timesheet entries for a given period have been submitted, they will no longer be editable. When it is time for you to submit the entries for a particular milestone, a submit button will be present when you login to the system.
You can enter your time data online directly, or you can download an excel spreadsheet. However, if you use the spreadsheet you will still need to enter the data online before each submission period. You may want to look at descriptions of the different categories when completing your timesheets (there is also mouse-over explanations).
To get started, go to https://2009.mit.edu/apps/timesheets (opens in new window). You may get a security warning saying that the script.mit.edu server (run by SIPB) is identifying itself as 2009.mit.edu. This is fine, click to go on.
The login screen also includes a link to reset your password if you have forgotten it or do not know it. The first time you use the system, please follow the instructions for resetting your password so that you can set your own password.
The home page of the timesheet system displays the current timesheet period and when you will be allowed to submit your timesheet entries for the current timesheet period.
During most of the timesheet period, you add entries that are saved in the system, but those entries may still be modified/updated by you. At the end of each timesheet period (when you have reached a class milestone), the timesheet for that milestone becomes "due". At that time, a big yellow button will appear on the timesheet home page.
The timesheet system home page also displays a table of all of your currently saved entries. When you log in to the timesheet system for the first time, you will not have any entries, so the table of saved entries will not have any rows.
The timesheet entry form is used to input information about your 2.009 activities. Entries are made on a daily basis. You can add an entry for a new day, or go back and edit the form for an existing day.
The add new entry and edit entry forms are nearly identical except for the following differences:
An example new entry form:
An example edit entry form:
The timesheet entry form is used to input information about your 2.009 activities. The activities are grouped into six main categories: Designing activities, Researching activities, Prototyping activities, Testing/Debugging activities, Planning activities, and a catchall Other category. Record how much time you spend on each type of activity each day. In addition, distinguish between activities that you perform on your own (i.e., an individual effort, even if there are people around you) and those that you perform with others.
Keep in mind the following:
The timesheet entry form includes additional details about each activity that can be obtained by mousing over the activity name. You may also refer to the table of timesheet categories/activities for the same details.
At the bottom of the form are three buttons:
If there are any problems with trying to save the information in the form, error messages will appear on the form. If applicable, the error message will include the name of the activity and the name of the column in the form with which there is a problem.
When you return to the timesheet system home page, the table of timesheet entries displays the current milestone you are working toward based on the date of the entry. It also displays the total time recorded for each entry. Using the timesheet entries table, you can:
If you have suggestions, questions, or comments about the system, let us know. You can talk to any course instructor or TA or send email to the 2009sysadmin mailing list.