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Questions tagged [burndown-chart]

For questions about burndown-chart (a graphical representation of work left to do versus time).

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How can I measure the effective team work per iteration?

I have a team of 4 developers and 1 QA. My workflow in Jira is: Backlog -> Analysis -> In Development -> QA Ready -> QA Complete -> Done Every sprint (1 week) all issues get into QA Ready stage (QA ...
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MS Project burndown for outline level

I'm working on creating a burndown graph for a large project that I'm trying to schedule, but I don't want the sub-tasks to be counted as a remaining actual task for the burndowns. Is there a method ...
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Understanding Azure devops burndown

I do not understand why the burndown is looking like it is. Remaining work is higher than capacity - but in the details remaining work is lower than remaining capacity. Can anyone help?
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What can I constructively say when looking at the Sprint Burndown

During our daily standup we examine our Sprint Burndown to look at how we're getting on against the goal line. I often struggle for constructive things to say about the graph and tend to resort to: ...
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How to track a new employee's activities in scrum template on TFS?

From this question: How to factor in story points/tasks for non sprint related items? I gather you would reduce the capacity to a new employee to probably 0 for a while untile they are up to speed ...
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Tracking Time Remaining with GitHub (ZenHub)

We are using ZenHub for Scrum and doing point-based estimations. When there is a issue to estimate can't we do hour based estimations with GitHub? As I can see, only point-based estimation is ...
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How to create a burndown chart?

I'm taking a project management course in college and am completely new to it. My professor asked us to create a burndown chart out of a project in Microsoft project. The project is this: The ...
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Hardware Development & JIRA — How to optimize the workflow / fix version field to take advantage of burndown charts

We're using JIRA for hardware development and have run into some issues related to the separation between the development and validation cycle. Let me explain: We have an issue type "Development Task"...
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Do we need to update time estimates when we estimate based on story points?

We estimate the issues based on story points/planning poker. My questions are: Do we need to update original/remaining time estimates when we estimate based on the story points? If we estimate based ...
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How to handle tasks from previous Sprint on current Sprint Burn down chart

Let's say a project has 2 or more Sprints and for each sprint you are using a burn down chart to track the Sprint progress. If at the end of the first Sprint there are tasks that have been started but ...
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Sprint Burndown chart and tasks estimation in time

I worked as a developer Team Leader, than we became Agile and I took the role of Scrum Master (SM). In the meantime, I've switched to Project Management, but remained in contact with Agile and Scrum, ...
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Alternatives to Sprint Burndown, is it deprecated?

In my Scrum Master Certification training, the trainer mentioned: "Even though the Sprint Burndown is being deprecated it is still used by many teams". The reason behind (I guess) was that it tends to ...
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Opaque burndown charts and story validation

In our Scrum there is a common phenomenon whereby the burndown chart does not represent well the team's progress. Most of the way into the sprint, only a third of the stories are closed, and the bulk ...
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Optimistic vs. Pessimistic Burndown Lines - just a Project smell?

Not been here for a while but thought I would jump back with an interesting question. Are optimistic and pessimistic chart lines on a burnup/down genuinely useful or just a project smell imported to ...
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How do I create an accurate burndown chart when my backlog keeps on being updated with new items during sprints?

I am currently managing a software product. I am using scrum/agile. The problem that I am having is that I am unable to create an accurate burn chart, because the backlog keeps on being updated with ...
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Should a burndown chart be based on stories or tasks completed?

TL;DR; As the title reads: do you base your burndown chart on stories completed, or on tasks completed? Some background on why I'm asking this: I currently work in a software development team of 4 ...
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What problems can be diagnosed from a Scrum Cumulative Flow Burnup?

Useful charts for a Kanban system shows how to read a Kanban cumulative flow chart. I am wondering what patterns stand out on a Scrum cumulative flow burnup? I've seen two patterns frequently: the ...
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Last day of a sprint in burndown chart in TFS2013

We are using TFS2013 Update 4 with the latest scrum template. And we have been going back and forth on how to read the burndown chart on task board. Especially regarding the last day of the sprint. ...
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Should the ideal line in a burndown chart be changed when story scope changes during the Sprint?

At the start of the Sprint right after the Sprint Planning, we can already draw a burndown chart with an ideal line. It's a straight declining line starting at the top left with the total amount of ...
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How do I get Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 to display a burndown of individual epics?

How do I create an Epic Burn-down chart in Visual Studio 2012? Can I do it in Urban Turtle? I am new to managing software projects with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012. I've been using Jira Agile for ...
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Scrum - Burndown chart which is based on due dates instead of work remaining?

In the company I work we use scrum. Unfortunately, We do not track items work remaining, but instead we use "due dates" mode per item. My question is, Is it possible to create a burn down chart ...
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What is the value of tracking hours in a Sprint burn-down chart?

The burn down chart will have story points on the Y-Axis and duration (number of days) on the X-Axis. My team is able to complete the stories almost at the end of the Sprint. This means the burn down ...
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Burndown chart show as a red horizontal line even after spent time is updated

I am using scrum board in JIRA, I have customized column set. To Do Development In Progress Ready For Code Review Code Review In Progress Ready For Testing Testing In ...
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How to tell BurnDown chart that resource which finished his work can't do job for another resource

I have a sprint with 2 developers. IOS and Android In this sprint we have estimated 50 hours for IOS developer and 10 hours for Android. Logically Android developer will finish much earlier. However ...
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How does the TFS 2012 burndown work for tasks created and worked on in the same day?

It appears that the TFS 2012 burndown works a bit differently than I expect. Suppose my current iteration is at 100 hours remaining out of 200 total original estimate, and my three team members each ...
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How to measure and count sprint progress in new daily meeting aproach?

I've recently found article on scrum aliance about new efficient form of Daily Scrum Meetings: Change Your Daily Scrum Meeting. Basically we are changing standard questions during daily scrum meeting ...
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How do you create your burn-down charts apart from using paid tools

If you're NOT paying for software like Jira, what/how do you create your own burn-down charts? I have seen a few tools out there for creating burn-down charts. The one I'm most familiar with is ...