Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How burndown chart works?

I am currently working with burndown charts and try to track team progress .. however burndown charts somehow not clear for me

When exactly the line goes down for burndown charts? based on complete tasks or how exactly?

If someone can explain it simply I will be glad 


1 answer

1 vote

Burndown measures what you committed to doing in the sprint against what you complete during the sprint.  

It works off an estimate on the story (the committed items).  The burn-down for each story happens when you tell Jira that the story is "done", by moving the story into the last column on the board.

So when you look at a burn-down chart, you will see a line that goes left-to-right as you go through time, dropping down towards the x axis, over time, with each drop being caused by moving a story to the last column, and the drop being proportional to the size of the estimate on the story you've completed.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you