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Release burndown is adding 10 additional points that do not exist to every sprint

Carrie Pickering
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June 5, 2024

We've started to notice that our Release burndown chart is adding 10 additional story points to every Sprint that do not exist in our backlog.  I'm unsure if it's always been this way or just started happening as we only really noticed as we're getting to the end of our planned story points for a specific release.

I have run queries, referred to the story point count on the backlog view, filtered by the correct release on the backlog view, and even manually counted up the story points in this release and come to the same number every time which is 10 points less than what the release burndown chart reads.

Is anyone else experiencing this?  Our executive team pays VERY close attention to our story points per sprint and our team velocity and this is definitely messing with that.  Help Jira!  Is this a bug?

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Danut M [StonikByte]
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June 5, 2024

Hi @Carrie Pickering,

Try to identify what issue(s) are causing the difference. Look at those issues specifically (check their history, status, story points, sprint) to see where the difference could come from. Look also at the Sprint Report, Velocity report and Burndown Report, which could help you identify the problem.

Also, be aware that there is a better alternative to the Jira's Release Burndown Chart report that you could try. Our Great Gadgets app offers a Release Burndown Burnup Chart gadget that works differently than Jira's report. It is based on a filter or JQL that contains the issues from your project, can include the sub-tasks in the calculation, supports any type of estimate and can make forecast.


You could give it a try by installing the 1-month free trial. Find more about this gadget in these articles:

Hope this helps. 



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