Learn about ways to see trouble in a sprint burndown.
- 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 have 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 …
- 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.