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BURN DOWN CHART

AS WE ALL KNOW , BURN DOWN CHART IS A TRACKER OF THE TIME TO WORK FLOW MANAGEMENT BY THE EMPLOYEES.A BURNDOWN CHART IS ONE SUCH TOOL FOR COLLECTING THAT PROJECT DATA. USING A BURNDOWN CHART IS A MEANS OF SEEING HOW MUCH WORK IS LEFT AND HOW MUCH TIME THERE IS TO DO IT IN. IT’S A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION, OFFERING IN A PICTURE WHAT A THOUSAND WORDS MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE AS CLEARLY.THE BURN DOWN CHART IN AGILE SCRUM METHODOLOGY CONSISTS OF 3 PARTS MAINLY [ TO-DO , IN PROGRESS, DONE].

 

A BURNDOWN CHART IS A GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF HOW QUICKLY THE TEAM IS WORKING THROUGH A CUSTOMER’S USER STORIES, AN AGILE TOOL THAT IS USED TO CAPTURE A DESCRIPTION OF A FEATURE FROM AN END-USER PERSPECTIVE. THE BURNDOWN CHART SHOWS THE TOTAL EFFORT AGAINST THE AMOUNT OF WORK FOR EACH ITERATION.AS WE FIRST LOGIN INTO THE TOOL ,WE SEE SPRINT BACK LOG .IN THIS LOG WE CAN CREATE THE DURATION OF THE TIME FOR COMPETION OF THE WORK.WHEN WE START DOING THE WORK IT WIIL BE MOVED TO IN PROGRESS STAGE .IN THIS WE CAN FIND  THE GRAPH THAT WILL BE RELATED TO BURN DOWN CHART. AS X-AXIS WE CAN TAKE THE SPRINT TIME LOG AND NEXT TO Y-AXIS WE CAN TAKE WORK AMOUNT. IN THE SPRINT ,WE CAN CREATE SUB STORIS  FOR ACHEVIENG THE STEP BY STEP ACTIONS CLEARLY. WHEN ARE NOT DONE THE SUB USER STORIES THEN IT WIIL BE MOVED TO THE BACKLOG .IN THE BACKLOG WE CAN AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL WILL BE PROGRESS TO DONE STAGE OR IT WILL BE MOVED TO NEW USER STORIE .THIS LINE IS BASED ON ESTIMATES AND THEREFORE NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE.

 

 

FOR X-AXIS WE CAN TAKE FROM STARTING POINT FOR SPRINT DURATION.FOR Y-AXIS WE CAN TAKE FROM UPPER POINT TO LOWER POINT FOR WORK AMOUNT DONE. WE CAN SEE THE ABOVE DIAGRAM FOR ATTAINING CLEAR INFORMATION BY ONLY THE CHART.WE CAN DRAW A LINE FROM LAST DAY OF THE SPRINT DURATION TO THE HOW MUCH AMOUNT OF WORK DONE .WE CAN SET THE DAILY WORK IN THE CHART.

THE USE  OF A BURNDOWN CHART IS THAT IT PROVIDES AN DAILY  REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF THE PROJECT. HAVING A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THIS MOST IMPORTANT DATA KEEPS EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE. THE BURNDOWN CHART IS EXTREMELY HELPFUL, TOO, BECAUSE OF ITS SIMPLICITY. WE CAN FIND THE PRODUCT BACKLOG  BY CALCULATINGUSER STORIES DIVIDES BY NO OF SPRINTS . THE VELOCITY IS AN AGILE TERM THAT MEANS THE TOTAL EFFORT ESTIMATES ASSOCIATED WITH USER STORIES THAT WERE COMPLETED DURING AN ITERATION. THE BURNDOWN CHART DOESN’T REVEAL EVERYTHING.

FOR EXAMPLE, IT ONLY SHOWS THE NUMBER OF STORY POINTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. THE BURNDOWN CHART DOESN’T SHOW ANY CHANGES, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE SCOPE OF WORK AS MEASURED BY THE TOTAL POINTS IN THE BACKLOG.THEREFORE, IT CAN BE HARD TO TELL IF CHANGES IN THE BURNDOWN CHART ARE BECAUSE OF THE BACKLOG ITEMS HAVING BEEN COMPLETED OR BECAUSE OF AN INCREASE OR DECREASE IN STORY POINTS. HAVING A BURNUP CHART CAN RESOLVE. THE CHART ONLY GIVES THE INFORMATION OF ABOUT HOW MUCH WORK CAN COMPLETED BUT IT NOT FOR THE RIGHT WORK IS DONE OR NOT ACCORDING TO THE PROJECT .CHARTS ARE A WAY TO SHOW TRENDS RATHER THAN WHETHER THE TEAM IS DELIVERING THE RIGHT PRODUCT BACK LOG ITEMS.

 

FINALLY,THE CHART GIVES THE INFORMATION ABOU THE FLOW OF THE WORK .THIS CAN BE USEFUL FOR ALL THE PROJECT MANAGEMNT FOR ATTAING THE INFORMATION.IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION.

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