Two of the important aspects of Agility are visibility and simplicity. Every Agile team believes in visibility of work progress, communication, and collaboration. In earlier times, we used to have quite complex metrics around to track team progress. In Agile, to track team progress in a particular Sprint, we use quite a simple chart called Burndown chart to represent how much work is remaining and how much has been done over the time of Sprint.
In this chapter, we will be covering the following things:
The Burndown chart
Typical Burndown charts
Viewing Burndown charts in GreenHopper
Burndown chart measurement units
Configuring working and non-working days
Scope management for a Sprint