Questions tagged [burndown]
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Need help for sprint planning when tasks are not done in previous sprint
In our team we don't have dedicated Scrum Master, so one of the developer is playing the role of SM. I know this is wrong but it can't be changed. In our system, we assign story points to all the ...
Why are burn down and burn up charts mostly used in agile projects?
Burn down and burn up charts are used in agile projects to visualize the progress of a sprint. The same type of chart could also be applied to entire projects, not only to a single sprint. Thus they ...
How can I distinguish between the two interpretations of a bulge in a cumulative flow diagram?
A bulge in a cumulative flow diagram could indicate that there are blockers in this step of the value stream. Or it could indicate that this column is producing faster than the next column can pull. ...
Is it a fallacy to use Little's Law to prove that you need WIP limits in Kanban?
I have heard the argument that Little's Law proves that you should limit the work in process in your Kanban columns, because the more work that arrives, the longer it will take to move through the ...
If my value stream has dev followed by test, how do I model a developer who writes tests first?
I am wondering how to construct a Kanban and generate meaningful cumulative flow diagrams in a scenario where steps are not required to be performed in the same order. As an example, we might have ...
How to handle multiple stories with changes on the same big Cobol program/module in a Scrum Sprint
How to handle multiple stories with changes on the same big Cobol program/module in a Scrum Sprint without ending in a mini-waterfall at the end of the Sprint? The risk is that the development sub-...
How to record changes to tasks in sprint backlog?
We are using Scrum for more than a year now for a mobile game project. We use a printed Excel sheet pinned on cork board almost similar to one here on mountaingoatsoftware website. During the sprint ...
The burndown suffers due to "technical" dependency between tasks - should we focus more on each task, and accept additional overhead?
We have a new piece of functionality coming up. It comprises of 9 different user stories, covering the functions needed. Three of these are listed below: As a user I should be able to add a person ...
How to draw sprint burndown chart?
In my company, there are 3 different development teams, newly started scrum. They mainly follow same path in doing scrum, but when it comes to sprint burndown chart, the act differently. One team, ...
Scrum: Capacity vs Velocity when planning a sprint
We have completed 11 sprints so far in our current project. In most sprints we have not been burning down well and usually finish with our velocity gradient flattening as we approach the end of the ...
How to compute scrum burndown chart when projects overlap?
In my team we have a multiple projects, some short term and some long term. The team is required to deliver these projects on different dates and the effort to deliver these is run in parallel with ...
Tracking progress via a burndown chart when sprints overlap
Our team has adopted some agile practices to help us develop and deliver our software to our client. We adopt practices as needed (as problems/challenges were identified) rather than jumping wholesale ...
Daily Scrum Meeting (Burndown chart)
Here is an example: early in the morning of the second day of the Sprint (during the stand up) I go to the board and see that the story I worked the previous day (first day of Sprint) contains a big "...