Learn how to update a burndown chart.
- At some point, a stakeholder will ask, … "How's it going with your project?" … When that happens, you don't want to give him a rundown … on the team's velocity. … Instead, they want to hear something like, "We're on track," … or "Things are looking good." … Then you can point to a high-level chart. … For most agile teams, this high-level chart is the burndown. … Like all reports, the burndown is only as good … as the information that goes into making it. … To get the most from your burndown, … you'll want to make sure that the team … regularly updates the chart. … The scrum master typically keeps these charts up-to-date. … Burndown charts are popular for a few reasons. … First, everything and agile is time-boxed, … meaning that the team works in predictable chunks of time. … Second, the chart helps motivate the team, … they zero-in on a due date, it's much more rewarding. … Each day your team is getting closer to their fixed goal. … Both sides of the burndown are fixed. … This closely follows the agile approach. …
- 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.