What is a Burndown Chart? Advantages

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What is a Burndown Chart? 

A graphical representation of how much work is to be completed within the time that is allotted for it; is called the burndown chart. 

It is usually used during sprints where it indicates the progress of the work that has been completed currently and the work that is pending. 

Burndown charts also provide the estimated time your team will need to complete the work when it is integrated with the velocity estimate. It also helps to pick out any scope creep because in that case the sprint will take longer to complete than expected. 

What are the advantages of Burndown Charts?

  • Burndown charts represent whether a sprint is finished too early or too late. In such a case, it is recommended to revise the sprint planning
  • When there is a sharp fall during the work progress, it indicates that the work is too complicated and needs to be broken down into smaller chunks. 

FAQs

Q: Why is a Burndown Chart useful? 

A: Burndown charts represent whether a sprint is finished too early or too late. In such a case, it is recommended to revise the sprint planning. When there is a sharp fall during the work progress, the chart indicates that the work is too complicated and needs to be broken down into smaller chunks. 

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