Sprint Burndown cards (Legacy)

Burndown cards are a type of Sprint card available for Dashboards. Burndown cards let you create a visual representation of your project's progress. It highlights the amount of work left in your project and how long it will take to complete that work.
Our new Sprint Burndown cards offer improved accuracy and performance! Existing Sprint cards and legacy Burndown cards are still available.

Custom Sprint Durations cannot be used with legacy Sprint Dashboard cards. If you need to use Custom Sprint Durations with Sprint reporting cards, switch to our new Sprint Velocity, Burnup, and Burndown cards.

What you'll need

  • Unlimited uses of Dashboards are available on the Unlimited Plan and above.
  • Sprint cards are available on the Business Plan and above.
  • Guests can be invited to specific Dashboards with view-only permissions.
  • Burndown cards allow you to see data from as early as August 2020.

Understand burndown charts

In burndown charts, the y-axis represents the number of tasks in your project or sprint. The x-axis represents the amount of time in your project or sprint.
Screenshot of a burndown card.
  • The blue line shows the amount of work remaining in your project.
  • The yellow line represents the current rate of progress.
  • The red line represents the ideal rate of progress based on the remaining time. If your tasks stay at or under the red line, it means you're on track to finish your project on time.
Once all tasks are complete, the blue line will hit zero, showing the project's end. Adding tasks to your project or sprint will cause an upward trend on your chart. Mark tasks as Done or Closed to see it reflected on your Burndown card the next day.

Adding more tasks to your project or sprint will cause an upward trend.

Create a Burndown card

To create a legacy Burndown card:
  1. Open a Dashboard.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click + Add card.
  3. In the left sidebar, click Sprints.
  4. Click Burndown.
  5. At the top, click Add the legacy card instead.
    Screenshot of the button to add the legacy card instead.
  6. Customize your card.
  7. In the lower-right corner, click Add card.

Customization options

The following customization options are available:
Customization option Description
Name Name the card.
Source Choose to include sprints, Lists, or tasks with Label or Dropdown Custom Fields.
Start Date Set a start date for your sprint.
Sprint Length Set the length of your sprint. If you choose sprints as your source, the dates will automatically align with whichever sprint you selected.
Amount of work
Choose your y-axis variable from the following options:

If you're using an amount of work that uses decimal points, then the value displayed rounds to the nearest whole number.

Include subtasks Include subtasks.
Include archived Include archived tasks.
Include Tasks in Multiple Lists Include Tasks in Multiple Lists.
Include Subtasks in Multiple Lists Include Subtasks in Multiple Lists in the data.
Task Filter
Add additional filters to further adjust the scope of your card.

Learn how time-based cards are affected by filters here.

Card options

Once your card is created, you can hover over it to reveal several options in the upper-right corner.

Your Dashboard must be in Edit mode to see all options.

Options include:

Card option Description
Refresh card Refresh the card's data immediately.
Settings Open the card settings to make changes.
Filters Filter the tasks shown on your card.
View in full screen View the card in full screen.
Elipsis ... menu

See the following options:

  • Duplicate
  • Show legend
  • Export as PDF, PNG, JPEG, SVG, or CSV
  • Delete card

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