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What is a Burndown chart?

The main benefit to a burndown is that it’s the simplest chart you can use to see progress through an iteration or a release or any time window for that matter. It shows the rate at which work is getting done and how much work may be left to do. 

ScrumDo includes not just points based burndowns but hours based burndowns in its reports list. The Hourly Burndowns are available at an Iteration level, Workspace level, and a parent card level.

The burndown chart has been updated to include hours based burndown. It is now connected to time reporting and estimated time. It is now capable depicting remaining time from child cards (for Portfolio workspaces). The burndown charts are available for a parent card, an iteration and all iterations of a workspace.

You can access the following reports in the report section of your workspace:

Hours based burndown

Hours based burndown are available at a Portfolio, release(Program), sprint, workspace or card. The burn downs can optionally account for estimates and reported or completed time child cards (In a multi-level workspace set) and tasks.

On a card, it's available on the progress tab.

The Iteration burndown is available from the reports section or conveniently from the mission dashboard:

Burndown ideal

The iteration burndowns have an ideal line. This ideal line represents a scenario in which capacity allocated was matched perfectly against the estimated time across all card in that iteration. It tracks how much time is ideally left. In the picture below it shows the actual remaining time trending up.

In the following scenario, it shows the remaining time likely to meet the ideal remaining timeline.

Capacity can be adjusted for each iteration via the Iteration Edit Window

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