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Burndown Chart

The Burndown Chart is a chart showing the cumulative amount of hours - or User Story Points left to successfully complete the committed work for a Sprint. This line is called the 'actual burndown'.

Another important line is the 'ideal burndown' which shows the ideal way of getting work done: Starting from the commitment on the first day the ideal burndown decreases linearly until it hits the x axis on the last day of the sprint which represents a steady pace in development. Agilo features a quite sophisticated ideal burndown which is not just straight line but decrease proportional to the team's capacity on that day.

The Agilo Sprint Burndown Chart shows also two additional lines:

  • Capacity Line: measures the real capacity per day of the Team which is calculated by summing up the individual capacity settings of each Team Member.
  • Trend Line: shows the moving average calculated on the last three days of burndown, showing where the deliverable will probably end if the team continues to burndown with the current trend.

To have an idea how a burndown chart looks like, have a look at the Dashboard /chrome/agilo/images/icon.dashboard.png.

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