Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Seeing trouble, part of Agile at Work: Reporting with Agile Charts and Boards.
- The burndown charts are a powerful information radiator.…They shed light on many of the obstacles…the team encounters.…These trouble spots will mostly be visible…in the sprint burndown chart.…The release burndown is usually too high level.…Let's see what some of these…troublesome burndowns look like.…There's an easy way to remember the five most common…problem burndowns.…Try to remember the acronym PEACH.…This stands for…Pessimistic,…Epics,…Adding,…Cooking,…and Hang gliding.…
P is for pessimistic.…This is when the team is just that,…they're too pessimistic about what they can accomplish.…Often, teams just don't add enough work.…This is very common when the team is just starting out.…Usually the team sees that they didn't had enough work…then they slow their pace to fill the sprint.…This gives the burndown a steep steady decline…with a long trail off at the end.…If you're the product owner,…bring this up during sprint planning.…If you're the scrum master,…you'll probably see this when the team comes from…traditional project management.…
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- Explain the purpose of a taskboard and how it can help keep a project on track.
- List the correct order of the swim lanes on a taskboard.
- Name the two types of burndown charts.
- Recognize the problems that occur when a team does not break down epics into stories.
- Identify the three roles in the triangle of responsibility.