Burnup Chart by Count

A Burnup Chart shows the amount of work completed by the total number of workitem completed on a specific day within a timebox. It quickly reveals,

  • How much work your team has been completed since the start date of timebox (iteration/sprint)?
  • What was the Planned Scope of the timebox at the start of the timebox (iteration/sprint)?
  • Is your team progressing well towards your timebox goal (iteration/sprint)?
  • How much work should have been completed at a point of time within a timebox can be tracked?
  • How much work is still left to do to achieve the defined goal?
  • Ideal work team should have completed by any specific day.

Here you’ll learn how to:

How to Read

X-Axis: Shows timebox days.


Planned Scope: Total Planned scope by the number of workitems 

Ideal Completed Work: Ideal work completed by the number of workitems completed on a specific day

Actual Completed Work: Actual work completed by the number of workitems completed on a specific day


You can view burnup chart for Active and Completed Timebox (iteration/sprint).


Just viewing chart doesn’t help you enough until you can view associated work items 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 work item

Burnup chart displays all workitems related to timebox as shown in the image below.

How to Use 

It is recommended to track Burnup chart on daily basis ideally in a short meeting performed in the morning with the whole team.

  • You should compare Ideal work completed with Actual work completed.
  • At the end of the timebox, you can compare if the Actual work completed with the Planned Scope.