Sometimes I work in projects where team uses sprints, but deliverables are compiled over multiple sprints. In these cases, I have found it handy to do simple Release / Project burndown tracking. It helps facilitate a discussion with client and project stakeholders.
So, here is a template I use. It has the feature of "dropping" the baseline when additions to the projects are made, showing the net effect of things discovered along the road.
It can be used by a Kanban team, Scrum team, well – any team 🙂
Project and Release Burndown Template.xlxs
Project and Release Burndown Template.xls
5 responses on “Release and project burndown tracking”
Thanks – a real helpful tool. You guys are really generous!
Excellent idea. Will show to PO.
Update: fixed issue with burndown progressing towards 0 instead of baseline
+ Easier update of progress.
Am I missing something? I tried to open the .xlxs link and it was a zip file filled with many xml files. The other .xls link opened to gibberish. I’m using ms office 2007.
I tested both files using firefox and MS Office 2007, they both worked. Give it another try 🙂