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Milestone Burndown Chart

The Milestone Burndown Chart is a graphical representation of remaining unfinished work in that Milestone. In an Milestone, the Burndown Chart is located in the Reports tab.

The Burndown Chart is displayed in either Story Count or Points. Configure this setting in Settings > Estimate Scale.  

The Burndown Chart displays the unfinished Story Count or Points in the Milestone on a given day.

The Burndown Chart displays an estimate of when all Stories or Points will be completed, based on the burn rate observed so far. 

 

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Actual Stories/Points Remaining is represented by the bold blue line and references the previous day's points/stories remaining, plus points/stories added, minus points/stories removed, minus the number of points in stories completed.

The ideal number of Stories or Points remaining is represented by a diagonal, grey straight-dotted line, starting from the actual stories remaining on the first day of the Milestones, and falling to 0 on the last day of the Milestone.

Stories/Points Added is represented by the purple bar and references when points in a story are adjusted up, or when a story with points is added to the Milestone.

Stories/Points Removed is represented by the yellow bar and references when points in a story are adjusted down or when a story with points is removed from the Milestone.

Stories/Points Completed is represented by the light green bar and references that day's number of stories or points completed.

 

The colors on the graph showcase activity in the burndown. The easiest way to understand the graph is to notice the colors with which the bold blue line (Actual Stories/Points Remaining) is affected. For example:

In the image above, we see that the green bar seems to sit on top of the blue line in the chart. The green bar represents stories/points completed; this is designed to represent that the stories completed on that day have pushed down the blue line to where it is currently at. Conversely, the purple bar, which represents points added, is meant to show the addition of points or stories that have contributed to the blue line being pushed up to where it is currently at.

 

 

Milestone Velocity Chart

The Velocity Bar Chart is a visual representation of Stories or Story Points completed across time and highlights the average amount of Stories or Story Points over that time period.

Using Velocity Charts can help agile teams understand patterns and set targets for future work.

Each individual Milestone page has a Velocity Bar Chart that visualizes Stories or Story Points completed across weeks within that Milestone. It also calculates the average number of Stories or Story Points completed across all weeks within the Milestone. 

 

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Using the Velocity Chart with Story Count

For organizations using Story Count for their reporting, each bar of the Velocity Chart is color coded to represent the number of Feature Stories (green), Bug Stories (red), and Chore Stories (blue) completed within a given iteration. Hovering your mouse over a single bar will produce a pop up with a quantitative breakdown of the Story types, as well as the total number of Stories completed within the iteration. 

A horizontal bar will cut across the chart and highlight your current average velocity in Story count. 

Using the Velocity Chart with Story Points

For organizations using Story Points for their reporting, each bar of the Velocity Chart is color coded to represent the types of Stories completed and the height represents the amount of completed points associated with them. completed within a given iteration. Hovering your mouse over a single bar will produce a pop up with a quantitative breakdown of the Story types, as well as the total number of Story Points completed within the iteration.

A horizontal bar will cut across the chart and highlight your current average velocity in Story Points. 

 

Lead / Cycle Time Chart

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Cycle and Lead Time Reports provide your team with the data you need to plan and allocate resources more effectively.

Chart Types

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The Cycle Time Chart can be accessed on the via upper right-hand corner the drop-down. This chart represents how long it takes a Story to be completed after it is Started. This can provide insights such as: "On average it takes us a X amount of days to complete certain types of Stories" or surface outlier Stories.

The Lead Time Chart can be accessed on the via upper right-hand corner the drop-down. This chart represents the amount of time that has passed between when a Story is created and when it is completed. This can provide insights such as, "We have a really long timespan before we pick up created Stories."

Chart Axes

The Y-axis of the chart represents the number of days. 

The X-axis represents the completion dates of the Stories in the selected date range, Epic, Milestone, Iteration or Project in which you are viewing Cycle Time or Lead Time reports.

Report Stats

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The chart provides an average Cycle Time and Lead Time as well as Minimum time. The average is also represented in the chart as the dashed line across the chart:

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Trailing Average and Story Type Filter

A 7-day trailing average is also included in the chart. The trailing average does not calculate the average over the last 7 consecutive days, rather the last 7 days of available data.

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Stories within the chart are represented by colored dots. Clicking on a dot will open the selected Story. Each Cycle Time and Lead Time chart can also be filtered by Story Type (Bug, Feature & Chore) as well as a 7 day trailing average.