Sprint Burndown

Sense and Adapt to developments within the sprint

SenseAdapt shows both task and story burndown.  Whilst the team uses the task burndown to see if they are on track during the sprint.  They also need to keep focused on the rate at which stories are being completed.  

A common challenge for teams are 'mini-waterfalls' where the stories are completed in this last day or two.  This is not sustainable and delays validation of the work. 

Team members can also drill into the chart to see the underlying work items. 

 

Are we on track? Is this a mini-waterfall? 

The task burndown (1) runs of the left axis whilst the Story burndown (2) is shown on the right axis. 

This shows a typical though unhealthy pattern in teams - namely, only completing stories on the last day - a form of 'mini-waterfall'. 

 

 

Take action, explore and go deeper

SenseAdapt charts are intended as a starting point for action. Clicking on the bubbles on the line (1) gives the pop table, which users can sort or open up (2) the task or story in TFS