Task Burndown

A Burndown chart is a simple way of measuring a team's progress during a sprint by comparing the working days in the sprint to the total number of story points to which the team committed.

A story is considered complete when it does not have any remaining story points and after it has been accepted by a product owner. A sprint can be considered complete when the total story points to which the team committed reaches zero or when the time allotted to the sprint (1-4 weeks) runs out. Ideally, this occurs on the last working day of the sprint. Stories not completed in time are not accepted by the product owner and are moved to a subsequent sprint. Working days in a sprint are defined by the working days in your organization's company calendar.

Serena Agile On Demand includes an out-of-the-box task burndown chart as part of the Tracking module. The task burndown is used to view the daily progress of a team while the sprint progresses. The list of tasks, sorted by parent story will appear in the related backlog pane. Out-of-the-box burndown charts will show the backlog from which the burndown chart is based as part of the release, sprint, and task burndown views.