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How to Create a Release Burn-Down Chart Using ConceptDraw PRO

The Agile methodology provides project teams the ability to quickly adapt the project to the current situation and thus achieve maximum productivity. According the Scrum method the steps needed to fulfill the project goal breaks down by using short sprints or iterations. The iterations together with an extensive collaboration can increase productivity by better understanding the entire flow of a project. A release burn-down chart is used to track a progress on a Scrum project. The ConceptDraw Scrum Workflow Solution makes it easy for Agile project team to build any professional Scrum diagram such as a Release velocity chart, Release burn-down chart, Sprint burn-down chart, or a Team velocity chart. Read more

Scrum process work items and workflow

Teams working with Scrum methodology use the product backlog items (PBIs), bug work item types (WITs), reports and dashboards. SCRUM Workflow solution for ConceptDraw PRO software offers collection of samples, variety of predesigned objects, clipart and graphic elements, a set of Scrum process work items and workflow which are developed for agile teams working using Scrum. Read more
The vector stencils library "Scrum charts" contains 4 templates: release burndown chart, sprint burndown chart, release velocity chart and team velocity chart. Use it to design your agile software development charts and infographics.
"A burn down chart is a graphical representation of work left to do versus time. The outstanding work (or backlog) is often on the vertical axis, with time along the horizontal. That is, it is a run chart of outstanding work. It is useful for predicting when all of the work will be completed. It is often used in agile software development methodologies such as Scrum. However, burn down charts can be applied to any project containing measurable progress over time.
Outstanding work can be represented in terms of either time or story points." [Burn down chart. Wikipedia]
The burn down and velocity charts sample "Design elements - Scrum charts" is included in the Scrum solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Burn down and velocity charts
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This agile software development chart example was designed on the base of Wikimedia Commons file: ReleaseBurndownChart.png. [commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ReleaseBurndownChart.png]
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 Generic license. [creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/deed.en]
"The release burndown chart is the way for the team to track progress and provide visibility. The release burndown chart is updated at the end of each sprint by the scrum master. The horizontal axis of the release burndown chart shows the sprints; the vertical axis shows the amount of work remaining at the start of each sprint. The release burndown chart makes it easy to drill down into a sprint and understand what is the remaining work, what work has been added, what work has been done, what work must be done. You can see what the team has completed as well as how scope changed." [Scrum (software development). Wikipedia]
The scrum diagram sample "Release burndown chart" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Scrum solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Scrum diagram
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This agile software development chart example was designed on the base of the Wikimedia Commons file: Burndown.png.
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This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. [creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en]
"The sprint burndown chart is a public displayed chart showing remaining work in the sprint backlog. Updated every day, it gives a simple view of the sprint progress. It also provides quick visualizations for reference. During sprint planning the ideal burndown chart is plotted. Then, during the sprint, each member picks up tasks from the sprint backlog and works on them. At the end of the day, they update the remaining hours for tasks to be completed. In such a way, the actual burndown chart is updated day by day." [Scrum (software development). Wikipedia]
The scrum diagram sample "Sprint burndown chart" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Scrum solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Scrum diagram
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This solution extends ConceptDraw PRO software. All Agile meetings and documents are powered by mission adapted mind map templates, specially tuned for collaborative work. Read more
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The Scrum Workflow Solution extends the capabilities of ConceptDraw PRO 10 with a large collection of professionally-designed samples and a selection of ready-to-use scrum design elements: scrum diagrams and arrows, scrum icons of people, artifacts, workflow, workspace and other colorful scrum clipart, and also scrum charts. Read more
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The vector stencils library "Scrum artifacts" contains 52 icons.
Use this clipart set to design your agile software development diagrams and infographics with ConceptDraw PRO software.
"Product backlog
The product backlog comprises an ordered list of requirements that a scrum team maintains for a product. It consists of features, bug fixes, non-functional requirements, etc.—whatever must be done to successfully deliver a viable product. The product owner orders the product backlog items (PBIs) based on considerations such as risk, business value, dependencies, and date needed. ...
Sprint backlog
The sprint backlog is the list of work the development team must address during the next sprint. The list is derived by the scrum team selecting product backlog items from the top of the product backlog until the development team feels it has enough work to fill the sprint. This is done by the development team asking "Can we also do this?" and adding product backlog items to the sprint backlog. The development team should keep in mind its past performance assessing its capacity for the new sprint, and use this as a guide line of how much "effort" they can complete.
The product backlog items may be broken down into tasks by the development team. Tasks on the sprint backlog are never assigned; rather, tasks are signed up for by the team members as needed according to the set priority and the development team member skills. This promotes self-organization of the development team, and developer buy-in. ...
Sprint burn-down chart
The sprint burndown chart is a public displayed chart showing remaining work in the sprint backlog. Updated every day, it gives a simple view of the sprint progress. ...
Release burn-down chart
The release burndown chart is the way for the team to track progress and provide visibility. The release burndown chart is updated at the end of each sprint by the scrum master. The horizontal axis of the release burndown chart shows the sprints; the vertical axis shows the amount of work remaining at the start of each sprint." [Scrum (software development). Wikipedia]
The clip art sample "Design elements - Scrum artifacts" is included in the Scrum solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
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The vector stencils library "Scrum workspace" contains 21 icons.
Use this clipart set to design your agile software development diagrams and infographics with ConceptDraw PRO software.
"... a list of all the things that ... should be visible within the ideal agile workspace:
Big Visible Charts. ... the sprint burndown chart, showing the number of hours remaining as of each day of the current sprint. ... big visible charts showing the number of passing customer acceptance tests, the pass/fail status of tests by day, sprint and release burndown charts, number of new stories introduced to the product backlog per sprint, and more.
Additional feedback devices. In addition to big, visible charts, it is common for an agile team to use additional visual feedback devices in their workspace. One of the most common is a lava lamp that is turned on whenever the automated build is broken.
... flashing red traffic lights to indicate exceptional conditions such as an issue on a production server. Also popular are ambient orbs and Nabaztag rabbits, which are wireless programmable devices that can also be configured to change colors, speak messages, or wiggle their ears as a team desires. ...
Everyone on your team. Each person on the team should ideally be able to see each other person on the team. This absolutely includes the ScrumMaster and ideally includes the product owner. ...
The sprint backlog. One of the best ways to ensure that everything necessary is completed in the sprint is to make the sprint backlog visible. The best way to do that is by displaying the sprint backlog on a wall, ideally in the form of a task board ...
The product backlog. One problem with running an endless series of sprints is that each can feel disconnected or isolated from the whole of a planned released or related set of new capabilities. A good way to reduce the impact of this problem is by displaying the product backlog somewhere clearly visible. ... tack the index cards with those upcoming user stories on a wall where all can see them. This allows team members to see how the user stories they are working on in the current sprint relate to others that are coming soon.
At least one big white board. ... Locating this in the team’s common workspace encourages spontaneous meetings." [mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog/the-ideal-agile-workspace]
The clip art sample "Design elements - Scrum workspace" is included in the Scrum solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Icon set
Icon set, window, white board, under-desk refrigerator, sticky notes, servers, server rack mount, server tower case, red traffic lights, push pins, printer, office table, office chair, nabaztag rabbit, lava lamp, laptop computer, notebook, egg timer, desktop computer, cork board, computer monitor, coffee machine, ambient orb,
This agile software development infographic example was inspired by Mike Cohn's post "The Ideal Agile Workspace" from the Mountain Goat Software blog.
"... a list of all the things that ... should be visible within the ideal agile workspace:
* Big Visible Charts. ... the sprint burndown chart, showing the number of hours remaining as of each day of the current sprint. ... big visible charts showing the number of passing customer acceptance tests, the pass/fail status of tests by day, sprint and release burndown charts, number of new stories introduced to the product backlog per sprint ...
* Additional feedback devices. ... a lava lamp that is turned on whenever the automated build is broken. ... flashing red traffic lights to indicate exceptional conditions such as an issue on a production server. ... ambient orbs and Nabaztag rabbits, which are wireless programmable devices that can also be configured to change colors, speak messages, or wiggle their ears as a team desires.
* Everyone on your team. Each person on the team should ideally be able to see each other person on the team. ...
* The sprint backlog. ... The best way to do that is by displaying the sprint backlog on a wall, ideally in the form of a task board A task board is usually oriented in rows and columns with each row containing a particular user story and one index card or sticky note for each task involved in that story. Task cards are organized in columns, minimally including “To Do” “In Process,” and “Done.” ...
* The product backlog. ... tack the index cards with those upcoming user stories on a wall where all can see them. ...
* At least one big white board. ...
* Someplace quiet and private. ...
* Food and drink. ...
* A window." [mountaingoatsoftware.com/blog/the-ideal-agile-workspace].
The infographic sample "Scrum workspace" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO software extended with the Scrum solution from the Project Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Infographic
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Task Board

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