A Burndown Chart shows the amount of work remaining by the sum of estimated size for the number of workitem remaining on a specific day within a timebox. It quickly reveals,
- How much work your team has completed since start date of timebox (iteration/sprint)?
- Is your team progressing well towards your timebox goal (iteration/sprint)?
- How much work is still left to do to achieve the defined timebox goal?
Here you’ll learn how to:
How to Read
X-Axis: Shows timebox days
Planned Scope: Total Planned scope by the sum of estimated size for the number of workitems
Ideal Remaining Work: Ideal work remaining by the sum of estimated size number of workitems remaining on a specific day
Actual Remaining Work: Actual work remaining by the sum of estimated size number of workitems remaining on a specific day
[Note]: Planned Scope is calculated at the start of the timebox. If scope change is performed after timebox is started, It doesn’t get reflected in the chart. As agile does not permit to change scope within a specific timebox, Quickscrum team has not considered it yet.
You can view burndown chart for Active and Completed Timebox (iteration/sprint).
Just viewing chart doesn’t help you enough until you can view associated workitems and act upon.
To view associated work items,
- Click on any data point
- Work items get displayed just right below the chart
- Perform In-line editing over any single a workitem
Burndown chart displays all workitems related to timebox as shown in the image below.
How to Use
It is recommended to track Burndown chart on daily basis ideally in a short meeting performed in the morning with the whole team.
You should compare Ideal work Remaining with Actual work Remaining.