Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a release burndown chart, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- The release burndown is a big picture chart.…It's designed to give you an overall view…of your project.…If you use this burndown, be sure to use it…for the whole project.…Don't erase the board if it starts to show challenges.…You need to keep the chart updated and transparent.…The release burndown is similar to the sprint burndown.…You still have capacity along the Y axis,…and time along the X axis.…The main difference is the duration.…In a sprint burndown, you're working with days.…
In a release burndown, you're working…with two week sprints.…A release burndown has a dash line…that represents the team's capacity.…It shows where the project should be going,…based on the team's velocity.…The velocity is the amount of work the teams…expect to deliver based on past performance.…That means that if the team has a velocity of 50,…the burndown will be 50 multiplied by the…number of sprints in the release.…If there are 10 sprints, then the number…on the Y axis will be 500.…
The release burndown is bookended.…You can't increase capacity or add time.…
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- Communicating progress
- Prioritizing the backlog
- Showing daily progress with a taskboard
- Sizing taskboards
- Creating a burndown chart