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Burndown Analysis

Last post 06:52 pm March 14, 2022 by Ian Mitchell
2 replies
07:22 am March 12, 2022


I am prepping for SM cert. and getting started with burndowns. What do you make of the one below?

Assumptions/ scenarios based on my current knowledge:

- The team is doing fine, they have been working on bigger tasks and waiting for QA - day 9 & 10; (unit & integration?)

- The team is having some impediments blocking their progress - defect, dependency; dropping 12 tasks on day 9, testing and delivering before the x-mas party

Analysis and recommendations appreciated.


Thankful for all your feedback.     

05:54 pm March 14, 2022

First, you post has nothing for us to look at for analysis. 

Second, burn-down charts are not mentioned anywhere in the Scrum Guide.  So if you are encountering questions about burn-down chart analysis in your prep material, I'd start questioning the validity of that material. 

While a large population uses burn-down charts, it is going to be difficult for anyone to give you feedback without more information provided.  

06:52 pm March 14, 2022

Can there really be a burndown of work at all, if nothing is Done and completed until Day 10 at the earliest? If so, what is that burndown showing?

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