Sprint Burnup cards

Use Sprint Burnup cards to track scope changes over the course of one sprint. See at a glance if your team is at risk of not completing the sprint's estimated work. 

Our new Sprint cards offer improved accuracy and performance! Existing Sprint cards and legacy Burnup cards are still available.

What you'll need

Sprint Burnup cards

Cards are used to build custom Dashboards so you can report on and visualize your team's progress.

Burnup cards compare the work your team committed to finishing over three or more sprints to the amount they finished. Burnup is calculated using the following values:

  • X-axis: Represents your current sprint by default. You can adjust the x-axis to reflect another already-completed sprint. 

Sprint Burnup charts

Each Burnup card displays data in a Burnup chart. Sprint Burnup charts help you visualize scope changes over the course of one sprint. The chart's Guideline sets the ideal pace for the completion of work.

The data below is expressed as Sprint Points or a Time Estimate unless otherwise specified.

Above the line chart, Total effort, Guideline, Completed, and Started display the most recent values of the corresponding data below.

GIF showing how chart data changes over time.

Hover over the chart to view more detail. Move your mouse across the chart to see the following data over the duration of the sprint:

  • Forecasted: The amount of estimated work for each sprint. 
  • Total effort: Measures the total amount of work in a sprint at a point in time. This includes scope changes, whether a new task is added after the sprint begins or an existing task is re-estimated.
    • This is the net change in effort divided by the forecast.
    • Expressed by a green positive or negative percentage representing net change.
    • The chart above shows a sprint where total effort has changed because Sprint Points for a task were re-estimated after the sprint began.
  • Guideline: Represented by an upward-trending gray line. It represents ideal progress toward the completion of work based on the tasks planned when your forecast is locked.
    • The guideline is calculated by dividing the forecast by the number of days in the sprint.
    • The guideline percentage is calculated by dividing the current guideline by the forecast.
    • You must lock your forecast for the guideline to calculate.
  • Completed: The work completed cumulatively throughout the sprint divided by the forecast.
  • Started: The measure of effort expressed as the percentage of the forecasted work that has been started or completed.
    • Calculated when tasks and subtasks are set to an Active status.
  • Completed daily: The amount of work completed in each 24 hours.  

For current sprints, the chart data updates in real time. You can also manually refresh data by clicking the refresh icon in the upper-right of the chart.

You must lock your forecast to indicate the end of sprint planning. This cannot be undone. Values for forecasted and guideline are calculated using the tasks added to the sprint prior to locking your forecast.

Add a Dashboard view to a Sprint

Add a Sprint Dashboard view to efficiently visualize and report on the work in a particular Sprint. The Dashboard view will be automatically created when a new Sprint is created.

The Sprint Reporting template includes several cards optimized for Sprint planning and reporting, including Burndown.  

Add a Burnup card to a Dashboard

To add a Burnup card from a Dashboard:

  1. From a Dashboard, click + Add Card in the top-right corner.
  2. From the left menu, select Sprints
  3. Click Sprint Burnup.
  4. Configure the following options:
    • Name: By default, your chart is named Sprint Burnup. You can rename it.
    • Non-working days: Populated by any days of the week your team does not work. These days aren't reflected in your Burnup card calculations. They display as gray on the chart. 
    • Sprint: By default, this is set to include your current Sprint. You can also create a Burndown Chart based on another completed Sprint. Your choices are:
      • Previous Sprint: The last completed Sprint. 
      • Specific Sprint: From the dropdown, choose any completed sprint from the Sprint Folder you've selected. 
  5. The data from the Sprint chosen is added to the Burnup Chart in real time.

Anyone with permissions to view the chart sees the same data, regardless of their permissions for the related Folders and tasks.

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