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Is it possible to see a greenline in the Burndown chart for completed stories

I have configured my board to Estimation statistic as 'Story point' and time tracking is set to "None".

I am expecting to see a greenline in my burndown chart indicating the story which has been completed and a red line to indicate the remaining story points.

Is it possible to achieve this? If so how?

Because currently I am not able to see a greenline in my burndown chart.

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Stephen Wright Community Leader Oct 04, 2019

Hi @Julia Jose

Not sure what you mean by two lines on a burndown chart - you might see this on a burn-up though?

These are two different types of report:

  • Burndown: Shows completed vs (added) scope on one, single line
  • Burn-up: Two separate lines - one for completed, one for scope

^ The burn-up does have a green line as well. Is this the report you're looking for?

The burn-up is available on Jira Cloud. It's not yet on Jira Server - see JSWSERVER-5513


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Warren Community Leader Oct 04, 2019

Hi @Julia Jose 

It may help if you show us what you're seeing.

The burndown when you're tracking time does have a red and a green line


whereas for Story Points


so I'm not sure what you're expecting

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@Stephen Wright and @Warren .

Thank you for your responses. I do not have burn-up chart configured in my project, hence my question is pertaining to the Burndown chart.

As Warren pointed out, when I am time timetracking I do get red adn green lines as per the below legend:


I am expecting something similar for story point, as in the picture below:


So that the final burndown chart looks like this:-


Stephen Wright Community Leader Oct 08, 2019

Hi @Julia Jose

Not how it works unfortunately - the burn-down for story points represents both added work (burns upwards) and completed work (burns downwards) - thus if you completed 5 points and added 5 points, it would be flat line.

Time Spent is a slightly different metric, in that it shows time spent not time completed - i.e the green line could exceed the top of the red, if you spend more time working than anticipated.


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