View a burndown chart

You can view a burndown chart for any sprint or a release.

About this task

The burndown chart compares ideal sprint progress with the actual progress of the assignment group for the sprint. The chart helps the scrum master to make constant adjustments throughout the sprint to keep the group on track. The burndown chart is also used to track the progress of a release.

Procedure

Open a burndown chart in one of these ways:
OptionAction
From a release record
  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Releases.
  2. Open the release record for which burndown chart should be displayed.
  3. Click Burndown Chart related link.
From sprint record
  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
  2. Open the desired group from the list.
  3. Select a sprint in the Sprints related list.
  4. Click Burndown Chart related link on the sprint form.
From product owner dashboard
  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Product Owner Dashboard.
  2. Select Burndown tab.
  3. Apply appropriate filters to display release, and sprint burndown charts.
From scrum master dashboard
  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Scrum Master Dashboard.
  2. Select Burndown tab.
  3. Apply appropriate filters to display sprint burndown chart for the selected sprint for a group.

In the following example sprint burn down chart, the blue line represents the ideal progress for the sprint from start to finish. The green line is the actual progress the group made during the sprint. The group progress below the blue line shows where team activity surpassed the ideal slope as group members completed more story points than expected. The upward slope indicates the introduction of additional work (points) into the sprint, perhaps because of an unexpected task.

Figure 1. Burndown chart example
Screenshot of a sprint burndown chart