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Burn Down Chart

Burn Down Charts

Burn Down Charts

Burndown chart is a good information Radiator which represents data quickly in a chart format.

A sample burn down chart for a completed sprint, showing remaining effort and tasks for each of the sprint is shown below.

The sprint burndown chart is a publicly displayed chart showing remaining work in the sprint backlog. Updated every day, it gives a simple view of the sprint progress. It also provides quick visualizations for reference.

There are different types of burndown, for example

  • The release burndown chart that shows the amount of work left to complete the target commitment for a Product Release (normally spanning through multiple sprints) and the alternative release burndown chart, which basically does the same, but clearly shows scope changes to Release Content, by resetting the baseline.
  • The Sprint burndown chart that shows the amount of work left in a Sprint to achieve a Sprint goal
  • A Risk Burndown Chart which shows the amount of Risk impact pending at this point in time.


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